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TT TT E Si n II 11 Jjv VOL. XU. NO. 11 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS , THURSDAY. FEB. 16, 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR AYS Q) IGs Id1 rPTTT, PROHIBITION AND REBELLION I (By M. II. J.) Whiskey. Treason and War com - Prise the triumvirate that would block the adv-ance of civilization nrJ relegate the world to barbarism. These three are restless under the restraints of government. They are the arch enemies of the race. And whiskey is not a whit be hind the other two as a destroyer of the public peace. The first insurrection against our government was inspired by whiskey. Our first President, than whom no man who ever lived had a more just conception of constitutional govern ment, put his heavy, authoritative hand upon Shedd's rebellion, and it died the death of the ass. Prohibition has been solemnly af fixed to our constitution, irrevoc ably and inexorable as death itself; but the sons of perdition will do their utmost to thwart the will of the peo ple and undermine the fundamental law. Eighteen organizations are now vonspiring to break the 18th con stitutional amendment. Our American Christian common wealth slowly ami inevitably, center ed its thought -upon that purpose throughout a lustrum of fifty years and the law will stand while the Re public endures. No lean and thirsty loafer shall lay unhallowed hands upon the ark of our liberties; we are free and shall remain free of that world-wide curse. Conspirators have undertaken to attack the law from a new direction; They propose the sanction of a state referendum, which they will carry to the congress in the expectation of a! Henry Edward Malloy, represented verdict in favor of free liquor. j the Fort IIays Xormal School a pro- The ghosts of Calhoun, Jeff Davis, cession of the various departments and Yancy will gather around the m, .activities of the 5chool symbol corpse of John Barleycorn in the j icany represented. hope of a speedy resurrection; but; Tnis was a beautiful and elaborate it will- be an Irish wake only, and j the defunct will remain under. ground to avoid a bad smell. Old Copperbelly in broadcloth here in Hays with his ample girth, heavy jowl and broad grin when the cup of wine is poised in his hand and goeth down smoothly it is his fancy and boast that prohibition is a fraud; but when the rum roses 'in his cheeks are the ruddiest, the plain clothes man will come along and take him by the scruff of the neck and march him off to eat his dinner on a pewter plate. Many things are in store for the bootleggers and swallow-tails who think they are above the law. Following the whiskey rebellion, during Washington's administration, the next attempt to oppose and trample upon orderly government was undertaken by John C. Calhoun a hard-headed old traitor of South Carolina, the father of secession and rebellion. It was called nullifica tion, a supposed softer word for treason. Old Hickory in the White House, told Calhoun and his bunch that if he persisted in the notion that South Carolina ranked Uncle Sam, h. would hang them like rats before the capitol. Matters quieted down for awhile, till Jeff Davis, old Bob Toombs ofi Georgia, and Bill Yancey put their heads together in 1SG1 and said that they could turn the trick. They got a hint at the first battle of Bull Run, which hey didn't take a "fireeater" lay on that battlefield mortally wounded and with his last breath, asked God to forgive him for having gone into that wicked rebellion; four years after "Uncle Bobby" Lee put on his best clothes, made a formal vail on General Grant and offered his sword if he would close the game. Kaiser Bill was the last man to undertake to prove that our Uncle Sam does not amount to anything. Now, fellow citizens, we've got a large immigrant population in this country, which doesn't know much alout the iron hand within the glove; encouraged by our native sons, they have agreed among themselves that they can lift a barrel of whiskey, hold it at arm's length and suck the barrel dry from the bunghole. Do you think they can do it? I don't know what you think about prohibition; but you can safely stake all you are worth on this that if it comes to the pinch, twenty million men within twenty-four hours will spring to arms to make Uncle Sam's amendment good. ooooo The old, original public school building, corner Crawford avenue and Ash street, is an antiquated structure, but will answer for the north 6ide for a limited time; but our local needs the disadvantage of a grade crossing for the children as well as the urgent necessities of the uth siJe, to say nothing of ade- ement of the city as an edu- " Cmter' demand a Public SchK)1 building on the south side, prelerably fronting on the Treat Playground, and if it should be ready for occupancy in the fall of 1922, it would certainly meet with a hearty welcome. THE NORMAL ANNIVERSARY The anniversary of the founding of this notable school was fittingly observed, on Thursday, last. For the lack of time the addresses, down for 10:00 a. m., were omitted; otherwise the pageant representing the successive stages in the opening of the west, was carried out in de tail, beautiful and correct in all their features. EPISODE I Written and directed by Dr. Wiest and Miss Flora Ellis, representative of The Story of the Plains, carried J the first adventuring Spaniards, fol-! lowed by the Lewis and Clark group,! led by the Indian woman guide, Saca-j jaweeah, then Indian and American,' British and other foreign settlers. The representation of the con struction of the U. P. Railroad was well received. EPISODE II Written and directed by Prfo. Jas. R. Start, gave the Story of the West ern Kansas Normal the transfer of the Reservaion; the opening of the Normal School with its small group of scholars and two teachers. EPISODE III Written and directed bv Prof. representation, highly creditable to all concerned. Literature, science, the fine arts, vocational department, athletics, the Y. W. C. A., Y. M. C. A., and the Campfire Girls were all well displayed. EPISODE IV Written and directed .by Miss Lulu McKee, was one of the interesting numbers on the program. Appro-1 priate music accompanied all the, splendid features of the program. George Philip, Jr., called the num bers for the Wild West Cotillion party, and George is an indispens able adjunct to any society function in Hays. We cannot get along with out George. A GLOBE-TROTTER IN HAYS Hays has not realized that it had a globe-trotter in one of its residents because he says little about it, but the Rev. G. A. Baldwin of the Meth odist Church, has been on four of the five continents of the globe. Once a Missionary in Africa, on his way home he visited western Asia I and Southern Europe as a sightseer. Out of this experience he has pre pared serial travel lectures and at one lime was on the Lyceum plat form. In addition to his lectures Mr. Baldwin has prepared the Pageant, "In Darkest Africa," which will be given iii the Strand Theater, Mon day, March G. In this pageant is presented many things which he saw and learned in the dark continent. A native village will be set on the stage and customs, games, a native wed ding and many other, " features of native African life will be shown. Believing that the Ophir of the Bible is in South Africa, this pageant will present King Solomon and' the Queen of Sheba as some of the rob bers of Africa. America's connec tion with Africa will be shown in the slave scene. Naturally Mr. Baldwin will see the religious problem in Africa and so the third episode presents such char acters as Livingstone, Stanley and Mackay. Natives will sing in the native tongue and the preacher will deliver a real African sermon in Eng lish so it may be understood. Mo hammedanism also is making -its ap peal and the Mohammedan prayer form will be seen in all its elabora tions. - In the final scene the stage is crowded with the characters .who have determined to see Africa through. Mr. Baldwin had charge of the demonstration end of the Africa Building at the great Centenary Ex position at Columbus, Ohio, in June July, 1919, when was visited by more than a million people and in the fourth week of thi3 Exposition this pageant was presented three times. NEWS ABOUT THE 'VICTORY HIGHWAY Trans-Continental Memorial Motor Road from San Francisco to New York City Topeka, Kans., February 14. The following bulletin ocvering the im provement of the Victory Highway' between the Atlantic and the Pacific, j nas oeen issuea oy uen mow, .Man ager of The Victory Highway Assoc iation from the headquarters of the organization in Topeka, Kansas. It will be interesting to everyone, as The Victory Highway Association is engaged in making popular cross country travel. New York to Philadelphia all paved except a short stretch of first class water-bound macadam north of Camden where the Victory Highway crosses the Delaware river. At this point a new bridge, the world's great- est suspension bridge, is now in pro cess of construction, Philadelphia to Baltimore all paved with permanent type of pav- ing. Baltimore to Washington all paved. Washington through Maryland to Pennsylvania line all paved, taking in stretches of good penetration of macadam. Maryland line across corner Penn sylvania to West Virginia line paved except for short stretch mac adam. Across extreme tip end of West! Virginia through Wheeling paved. West Virginia line through Spring field, Columbus and Dayton to Ind iana line, caross Ohio all paved. Ohio line to Illinois line across Indiana all paved except fifty miles j good macadam. Contracts for pav-1 ing this stretch let in January. ! All paved with concrete across Illinois to Mississippi river. Paved from St. Louis, Missouri, to St. Charles, Missouri, sixteen miles. Across Missouri from St. Charles to Jackson county line to the east of Kansas City, under construction in summer of 1922. Kansas City to Salina, Kansas, mostly paved. West of Salina to Denver, good natural dirt road. Den- bv ,vav of Rabbi, Ear and Berth. Pagse; tQ Salt Lake forms one of the most interesting scenic parts of the trip. Government constructed road over Berthoud Pass. Salt Lake to Reno, to be put in shape in summer of 1922. Reno to Pacific Coast is good road over the Sierras, one of California's famous state highways. AMERICAN LEGION NOTES . Powder River shown at the Strand Wednesday night, under the auspices of the American Legion, went over big. The Theatre was crowded to overflowing. The pictures were in teresting and educational. People from all parts of the county were here to see . them and were well plased with the pictures. There are more good things com ing. Friday night at 7 p. m., Febru ary 17th, the Hays American Legion will play a game of basket ball with the LaCrosse American Legion at J Sheridan Coliseum. The Hays team is composed of former college stars and will show you a good game. Come out and help the team. Let's make it a Sixth District winner. The American Legion Athletic Association was organized with G. H. .Baird, President; Dr. K. J. Moye, Vice-President; Archie Fellers, Secretary-Treasurer. On the hoard of directors are: Coach George Wood ward, Paul Gross, Frank Carman, C. J. Wilson, Chas. Bissing, Dr. K. J. Moye, and G. H. Baird. A first class boxing bout will be staged here in the near future. The athletic assoc iation would like to haye the names of all ex-service men in the county who are interested in boxing, wrest ling, basket ball, baseball and other sports. Are you rnterested? Get in touch with the association at once? Last week's meeting was held on Tuesday evening on account of the show Wednesday evening. There was a combined meeting of the Post and Auxiliary. A committee was ap pointed from the Post and also from the Unit to plan a membership cam paign. We want every ex-service man in the county to 'become a Le gion member and every lady eligible to join the American Legion Auxil iary Unit. Mrs. M. L. Stehley came down from Ellis, We nesday, for a short visit with her sisters, the HafTamier sirls. HEALTH DEPARTMENT, ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS Monthly Report for the Month of January, 1922 Month Ending January 31, 1922 To the Board of County Commis sioners: The Christmas and New Year holi days have interfered considerably with the school work durinc the month. Most of the rural schools opened during the second week of the month, and practically nothing was accomplished, under this division of the work, during the first week. About the middle of the month, how ever, the work was taken up again, and the physical examinatons have been completed in a number of schools during the past two weeks. It was found that an annual re port, in addition to the weekly and monthly reports, is required by the State Board of Health from the de partment, at the 'beginning of the was busy, therefore, during the first calendar year. The Health Officer few days of the month in preparing these reports for the State Board. They were all completed and gotten off in time. Less attention has been given the vaccination campaign this month, as the Small Pox situation seems to be improving in Kansas City. There are still a good many cases reported in that city, however, and cases are be ing reported now from some of the smaller cities of the State. In the opinion of the Health Officer, it would be advisable to continue the vaccinations for some time yet. The Ilealth Officer will be foud in his of fice on Saturdays and Tuesdays and will be ready to vaccinate those who apply on these days. The water supply of one of the school districts was suspected to be unsafe. Two samples were collect ed by the Health Officer on different dates, and sent to the State Board of Health Laboratory for analysis. The first sample was somewhat doubtful. While there 'were no Pathogenic bac teria present the count was alto gether too high. The analysis of the second sample, however, was reassur ing, and the water was declared to be safe. A large number of letters have been sent out to teachers, school boards and parents, informing them of the results of the examinations in the schools. Their attention was called to all defects found, and they were urged to take proper steps to have them corrected. At the same time a large number of bulletins on the subject of "Water and Sewage" were mailed to the teachers and school boards. The attention of the Health Officer was called to the case of a defective school child in one of the districts, by one of the County Commissioners. The mother was a widow and was not able to have the work done. The child -was brought to Hays and oper ated on for tonsils and adenoids, and is now much improved. No expense is attached to this operation, except a few days in the hospital and prob ably the anaesthetic. Notwithstanding the fact that the school work was interfered with by the holidays, 408 children were examined; and of these 212 were found to be defective, giving an ap proximate percentage of 52 of de fective children. Examinations were completed in districts 22, 32, 53 and all grades of the Public School at Hays. A summary of work done under the different divisions during the month, follows: " 1 County dependents treated, 12. 2 3 4 5 6 FT i 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Nuisances reported, 2. -Complaints attended to by H. O., 6. Lectures by Health Officer, 6. Attendance, 418. Lectures by Nurse, 9. Attendance, 240. Total number of lectures, 15. Total attendance, 628. Letters sent out from office, 242 Articles and notices in papers, 12. Conferences with Health Officer, G. Conferences with nurse, C. Pieces of literature placed in homes, 390. Samples of water analyzed, 2. Schools visited, 13. ' School examinations completed, 4. . School children examined, 408. Parents notified of defects, 212. Defects corrected, 15. Parasitic infections in schools, 12. Physical examination of teach er. 2. . Contagious and infectious dis eases reported, 18. Whooping Cough, 1; Diphtheria, 5; Influ enza, 12. 24 Persons quarantined, 18. Premises disinfected and fumi gated, 9. Persons released from quaran tine, 9. Vaccinations done, 23. Special investigations made, 17. Visits made bv nurse. A9 26 27 28 29 30 Telephone calls. 22. Preparations are being made to hold a Health Program at Ellis, on February 2nd, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce. This program will include several ad dresses by the County Health Officer, and a special program on Tubercu lo sis by Dr. C. S. Kenney, Director of the State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Norton. Respectfully, H. S. Capps, M. D., Co. Health Officer. CALL FOR STATE TAXPAYER CONVENTION Whereas the assessed value of the wealth of the state, its sub-divisions and municipalities, has increased double, treble and in many instances ten times above the value of ten years ago. Whereas the rate of tax on the assessed valuation on the same has increased to double and quadruple of what it was ten years ago. Whereas all business as a rule when the volume of income" doubles and trebles, the overhead expense per dollar decreases and becomes less each year. Whereas the management of the different divisions of organized terri tory of the great state of Kansas has gradually increased the expend itures per one dollar assessed valua tion in the face of an ever growing value of property for taxation until the rate of taxes has reached a point (that, threatens bankruptcy to n alarming and ever increasing num ber of our people. Be it Resolved, that it be the sense of the delegates here assemibled to call a state convention of The Kansas State. Tax-payers Organiza tion to be held at the Represetative Hall, Topeka, Kansas, on March 9th, at 10 a. m., for the purpose of adapt ing a plan to force economy in all departments of the State of Kansas and in all departments of the sub divisions of the State of Kansas, and to bring about the abolishing of un necessary offices, to consolidate of fices where economy can be obtained and to abolish the expenditures of the taxpayers money to pay political debts of office holders of the State of Kansas and the sub-divisions of the State of Kansas, and to save the farms and homes to the owners and occupants who " have labored and practiced economy a life time to win. . We appeal in the name of this State Conference to each and all taxpayer organizations in the State to get busy in gathering information bearing upon public expenses and in the selection of competent and active delegates who will attend the state convention at Topeka, March 9th. We urge that delegates come equip ped with definite information as to the needs of their respective coun ties and municipalities in the way of legislation to secure greater economy in public business. We especially appeal to all coun ties and municipalities that have not yet local taxpayer organizations, to at once proceed to organize and take actiqn along the lines set forth in the above appeal, by sending their dele gates to the State Convention. The basis of county representation shall be one delegate and alternate for each 2500 population or major fraction thereof, provided however, that each county is entitled to at least two delegates. We urgently request the press of the State to print the above call in the interest of their patrons. j THE KANSAS STATE TAXPAY ERS' ORGANIZATION J. T. Faulkner, President, J. M. Kessler, Secretary, Lansing, Kansas. Topeka, Kansas. The reception by President and Mrs. W. A. Lewis to the faculty and students in honor of the Senior class, occurred in the Woman's Building in the evening. The celebration of this anniversary icost the committee much time, thought and labor, and the city and friends of the school feel under obligations to President Lewis and the faculty for this richly enjoyed event in the history of our city. "The program committee for this celebration consisted of Prof. Malloy, chairman; Floyd B. Lee, Wilbert ilaynard, Elizabeth J. Agnew, Geo. J. Woodward, Flora Mae Ellis, and Elma Creishton. 25 STRAND THEATRE Sunday, February 19th. Matinee at 3 P. M. David Wark Griffith, producer of such spectacles as "The Birth of a Nation," "Intolerance," and "Hearts of the World," and recently pro claimed by the Board of Historians "The greatest of modern historians," again comes to the fore with a mam moth production entitled "The Fall of Babylon," the grandeur of which promises to establish a new high re cord ven for a Griffith production. In line with all of his former achievements, Mr. Griffith has as sembled a company of prominent players, including Constance Tal madge, George Fawcett, Mildred Harris (Mrs. Charles Chaplin), Tully Marshall, Pauline Stark, Seena Owen, Alma Rubens, Kate Bruce, Alfred Paget, and Elmo Lincoln. Added to these players are 125,000 supernumeraries. WASHINGTON DANCE! A dance which in all probability will be one of the best ever held in Hays, will be given by the Wang Wang Five, Wednesdtay, (February 22, at the K. of C. Hall. Martha and George Washington prizes are offered. The manner of obtaining these prizes will not be disclosed un til night of the dance. Be on hand. Seek Oil in Western Kansas. Oakley, Kans., Feb. 12. Two oil tests are drilling in Gove County, two in Logan and one in Wallace. Drillers do not expect oil short of four thousand feet, and the equip ment is supplied for that depth. Der ricks are eighty-five feet high. Ail these operations are along the Smoky Hill River, and geologists say the chalk beds and fossil fields are good indications that Western Kansas will produce oil in abundance. K. C. Star. PRAYER AND PRAISE SERVICE Friday, March 3, in observance of the Day of Prayer for Missions, the following program will he rendered at the Baptist Church, by the com bined vM'issionary Societies of the Protestant Churches: 10:00 A. M. Devotional Commands to Pray.. Mrs. B. M. Clark Central America .... Miss May Bemis Duet Mrs. Holm and Mrs. Wiest Objects of Prayer.. Mrs. H. M. Snyder The Mountain Whites Mrs. Lewis Cindy's Chance Mrs. Lee Vocal Solo Elma Creighton DINNER Round Table conducted by Mrs. Baldwin 2:00 P. M. Devotional Encouragements to Pray Mrs. Gerrit Snyder India Mrs. Rouse Demonstration of Village Scene in India Mrs. Kellog, Mrs. Enfield, Mrs. Kerns, Mrs. Hall Answers to Prayer Mrs. Rarick Special Music Hanging a Sign By Eight Young Women Solo Eva Wood How Not To Do It Presbyterian Society Oil Substitute Found. A linseed oil substitute made from native raw materials lias been invented hi Swoden. , For Sale Single Comb White Leghorn Cock erels, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00. A. S. Fellers, Hays, Kansas The recently appointed Receiver of the U. S. Land Office, C. W. Mil ler, attended the Masonic meeting at Topeka, this week, and while there looked over the office which is situated in the government building at Topeka. He will take charge about the 15th of March. Sport hats in all the new novel ef fects at The Macintosh Hat Shop. The case at Ellis, of Dr. B. Ander son vs. Peter Storm was settled Wed nesday in Judge Woodward's court. Peter Storm won the first time. .A hard fight was successfully put up for a new trial. Dr. Anderson lives at Victoria. Peter Storm now lives at Ellis, but formerly lived at Victoria. A movie theatre is operating at Plainville, on the plan "Pay as you leave, if you like it." So far the at tendance has been good and receipts are heavier than when a fixed admis sion was collected. - Lavona Gay left this Thursday, for Denver, where she will - visit friends for a few days hefore enter ing JJercy Hospital to take a, course in Nurse's Training. , !