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TT TTTT pp IP Q ji J Jl--i VOL. XLI. NO. 12 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. FEB. 23, 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR GOODBYE, MOTHER By M. H. J. When we come to the supreme moment of surrender of all that this world can give its delightful friend ships; its daring triumphs; its pa tience; the divine love and pride the another has for her son, the father for his daughter; the fame which en compasses the ages; the commercial supremacy which is ours; the indus try of our toiling .millions, what re compense of reward have we when we surrender all this, and sink in a bloody eclipse unnumbered and un sung. I look out upon the sphere where we live, which swings through space like a mote in a sunbeam, carrying us with it, as a gnat, which might rling to the tail of a comet as it shoots out through space, and I ask myself, What about it anyway? Then I Tead in the Great Book there is but one book: No sparrow falls with out our Father. And so when we have entered up on this great adventure made this desperate plunge, shall the great Middle Man, our Advocate with the Father the. Redeemer himself, stand ct the threshold to, .welcome us with a smile and IrT "'embrace, saying: Thou hast done it all for me, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord. He was a young attorney in cen tral Illinois, highly educated, with a brilliant future beckoning him on. He shunned the draft and volun teered with the remark that some body must go ad I may a swell be one of them as any other. The event ful day came when his division ar rived at the front and occupied the trenches, facing its fate. There was an interval of time before the order was received to go over the top. It was a crucial hour; but undismayed, and with a silent appreciation of the gravity of his task, he sat down and wrote to his mother, giving the nec essary details which would provide for her during her lifetime, and closed with the simple words: "Good bye, Mother; I will meet you in another world." The letter was placed in the hands of the Secretary of the Company to be forwarded in case he did not return. The record says this brave lad went over the top and down upon the plain where death reaped a rich har vest, with a resolution worthy of the Republic for which he died. The letter passed from the mother to the member of Congress repre senting that district, who introduced it to the House, saying: "No words of mine could add interest to these lines," and in a death-like silence, the Clerk of the House read the lines of the hero. ' A few lines supplementary are needed here: When the nations have lost heart and abandoned diplomacy as a measure of relief and the pre ponderant majority turns and says to our youth, "take this gun and go t: the front while I stand here and umpire the game" where does this Boss get his authority to stay at home? Henry Ford of Detroit, discour aged others from going, would not go himself, being a yellow boob, and his son was permitted who permit- ( ted him to evade the draft because J he is a rich man's son; and for no other reason: I challenge denial of that statement. Now, at this late day, we want to even things up; we demand Edsal Ford, the son, be tried as a draft dodger, and that the old man, -as an accomplice, give an account of him self. Both of these precious patriots can get what is coming to them by standing for trial before Judge Ken esaw Mountain Landis. If the Judge should award Henry a fine of about twenty-nine million dollars and some years at hard labor for both father and son, it would satisfy the people. The future, we believe, has other wars i store for us, and one of Judge would have a deterrent effect upon Landis fair and equitable decisions other Tich men who are strict con structionists as to he other fellow, but would like to comfort their own ample stomachs and stay at home. Henry is so much an exemplar of all virtues that he wanted to punish New.be rry for beating him to the senate. Kow( while we are at it, we want a rising vote on the return of the escaped convict, Bergdoll; we sug gest to Uncle Sam to notify European governments that we want that man; we ask that wherever he is hiding, the government which has jurisdiction shall be requested to de liver him to our agents peacably, otherwise, we. will take the insolent scoundrel at the point of the bayonet. There are five score others, more or less, evaders of the draft, whom, in justice to our dead, we want tried, convicted on proof and sentenced to hard labor for a term of years; the blood of 50,000 of our slain lads cries from the ground for justice in this matter. Let us face the truth. The fortunes of war are unequally distributed as the awards of peace are; some draw prizes, others blanks; the supreme gift is life; many fall never to rise again, and they are soon forgotten. Time dulls the mem ory and all the senses. Behold what manner of award is meted out to those who go down to the battle! Some have their legs chopped off as by a butcher's cleaver, and others are gashed; some are gas sed and because their bodies seem to be whole, they are impugned by the thoughtless; but they will never be well again. The great majority come home sound and well and it is well they did or there could never have been a victory; all did their bit; would you do a smuch? The nation's largess should be! theirs in generous measure, ungrudg-j ingly and without whimpering, ooooo It is the understanding, we believe, that our Lutheran friends will build a Manse on their lot adjoining the church, and the Ladies Aid have raised ample funds to build a kitchen and dining room extension. This will make a notable improvement on that corner of which the city may well feel proud. We extend congrat ulations. . The dwelling now occupied by the Lutheran pastor has, we understand, been sold, which will necessitate the building of a manse; this, we sur mise, is a kind providence and will result in great good to this enterpris ing congregation. ooooo Prof. Malloy is perfecting elabor ate plans for the Normal 1922 Music Festival which is the outstanding annual musical event for Western Kansas. The Professor is a capable Director, enterprising, up-to-date, and an impressario second to none in the west. Greatly enlarged plans have been made for Public School music contests, which will include the mixed chorus, girls' glee club, 'boys' glee club, girls' quartet, boys' quar tet, mixed quartet, orchestra, alto, soprano, tenor and bass or baritone vocal solos, and piano, violin, cello or bass viol, flute or reed instrument, and cornet or other cup-mouth in strument. Contest day of the Music Festival will be on Saturday, May 7. Madame Schumann-Heink will sing on the following day, Sunday, May 8, in the afternoon, and the large Festival Chorus will sing the "Messiah" on that evening. This Music Festival will greatly surpass in all its detail any event of the kind in Western Kansas and a large at tendance is predicted. The personnel of the Festival will include our accomplished Normal artists, Mrs. Clara Malloy, voilin; Prof. Wilbert Maynard, cello; and Prof. Walter Roberts, piano, fully capable of entertaining a distinguish ed audience anywhere. A KANSAS BLIZZARD "Old Timers are agreed that we do not have the sudden blizzards now that were experienced years ago," suggests a writer in the Wichita Beacon. Then a story of a storm that struck near Hays City, in Nov ember, 1871, is related: A wagon train, loaded with cord wood, camped in Five Mile Hollow, five miles from Hays, for the night, when the blizzard struck them. The men all took hold to save the stock, which had been turned loose to graze. Many of them were lost in the blind ing swirl of snow and ice, and there .were few who did not suffer the loss of a hand or foot f ronj freezing. One man found his way back to camp, and plainly tried to build a fire in his wagon bed, but the wind blew such a gale he could not do so. Though sur rounded by enormous quantities of wood he froze to death. A relief party from Hays City started out as soon as the storm abated, and rescued the others, or they, too, would have perished of cold. Hutchinson News. Henry Schrenkler, merchant of Wallace, Kasas, formerly of Walker, who has been ill at .the hospital -for eome time past, is now able to be on the streets much improved in health. John O'Louglilin was in Topeka, W ednesday. AMERICAN LEGION NOTES The local post is increasing its activities. Coach Woodward is mak ing arrangements for a Sixth District Legion Tournament in basket ball, and we hope to be able to report a definite date within the very near future. This tournament will 'be played at Hays and will draw Legion men from all Northwest Kansas. Hays Legion defeated LaCrosse Legion in the first basket ball game. The American Legion team of Hays, composed of former college players, for the greater part, easily defeated the Legion team of LaCrosse, last Friday night, in the Sheridan Coli seum. Both teams showed lack of training, and the playing for the en tire game was very ragged. Only occasionally was good basket ball dis played, but enough so that one can easily see that with a little practice, our Legion men would be a hard team to beat. The two teams will play again on February 28th at La Crosse, and we hope to turn in another victory. The lineup for the last game was as follows: Hays G F FT Woodward 10 2 0 Weidlein 4 4 0 Carman 3 0 0 Spencer 2 3 0 Gross 2 1 0 Fink 0 10 LaCrosse G F FT Edwards 2 6 0 Snodgrass G 4 2 Fyler 2 2 0 Bitter 2 0 0 Weigard 0 3 0 Athletic Officer, George Baird, is making a strenuous effort to put on a boxing and wrestling exhibition in the near future. Rev. Fr. Maurice Ackerman of Catherine, who was an Army Chap lain during the war and a member of the Legion Post at Scott City, is transferring to this Post. Mr. J. M. Frank, a Legion man of this Post, received a bonus check of $216.00 last Friday, from the State of Ohio. Mr. Frank was a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, at the time the Unted States entered the war, and enlisted from there. A number of states have already paid their ex service men. Kansas votes on the Bonus Bill at the next general elec tion in November. The local Post is putting on a Membership drive at the present time. A committee from the Post and one from the American Legion Auxiliary are working together for members both to the Post and to the Auxiliary. Quite a number of new members have been added the last week. There are a number of old Legion members who are still back with their Legion dues for this year. Please let us have your dues at an early date so that you may get your Legion Weekly without interruption. The first duty of the Legion is to the disabled service men. The officers of this Post have taken up with the Veteran's Bureau at Salina, the mat ter of getting compensation for sev eral of the boys who are suffering from disabilities incurred while in service. All ex-service men will be inter ested to know what the Legion is doing to get the five-fold compensa tion bill passed which is now pending in Congress. Hanford MacNider, na tional commander of the American Legion, telegraphed to President Harding on February 19th, urging that passage of the soldiers bonus bill be delayed no longer. The tele gram reads as follows: "The Amer ican Legion, speaking for nearly five million returned service men and wo men and fifteen to twenty millions more of their immediate families who do not understand first commit ment and then retraction, ask that the passage of the adjusted com pensation bill be delayed no longer. Wherever and whenever the people of the United States have been given an opportunity to voice their feelings on this question, their answer has been unmistakable. Had capital and labor .been drafted when men's lives were drafted, the present aggravated situation would not exist. "When it was a question of reim bursing manufacturers for war con tracts never fulfilled requiring some three billion dollars, no such cry was raised. It was an obligation and it was paid. Here is an obligation" no less just than that to manufacturers, railroads and the shipping interests. Certainly their service was not so much more patriotic than that of men who offered their lives. Should this whole generation and the next be made to feel that the country wants to penalize them for their services to their country during dan gerous days? Such an impression should not be left with the country's defenders. "The American Legion ,at the re quest of Congress, drafted hte pend ing' legislation and feels it to be a just obligation. The Legion, feeling the nation wants this debt recogniz ed, and not confused or endagered by opposition to revenue raising riders, asks that the five-fold adjust ed compensation bill be passed. That these men may be furnished a slight stepping stone up to the economic level of those who had the opportun ity whether they took advantage of it or not t ointrench themselves in permanent employment and save from their wartime earnings against just such conditions which the vet erans find confronting them today. "When such men as directors of the federal reserve bank of the Chi cago district, chosen because of their ability to gauge economic and finan cial conditions in that part of the United States, are for the bill; when great chambers of commerce in such cities as Secretary Mellon's own home, Pittsburgh, and in Cleveland, the largest city in your own state, are unanimously in favor; when such men and such organizations say the passage of the bill would be con structive at this time, certainly con sideration must be gjven. We cannot help but feel that what opposition there is comes from ignorance of its cause and effect of the measure. Farm and home aid, vocational train ing, paid-up insui'ance, land develop ment and settlement all these feat ures certainly are going to help create more constructive citizens." HONOR STUDENTS IN FIRST SEMESTER Blanche Lyon Heads Lit With Four "HV to Her Credit -Blanche Lyon, of Simpson, Kansas, is the outstanding honor student of the Fort Hays Kansas Normal School, having received four "H's" for the semester just closed. Grades of students at F. H. N. are now recorded under a slightly differ ent system than formerly. The grad ing marks are as follows: H (Honor) ; E (Excellent) ; G (Good) ; P (Poor) ; and F (Failure). During the semes ter (first half of the school year) just closed, thirty-seven students re ceived at least one "H" each. One student received four "H's"; and five students received two "H's" each. None received three. The following students received two "H's" each; Elizabeth Campbell of Bunkerhill, Kansas; Jessie Dobson of Sharon Springs, Kansas; Elaine Faulkner of Great Bend, Kansas; Clarence Rogers of Hays, Kansas; Ruth Williams of Ness City, Kansas; and Eva Beasley of Lamar, Missouri. The following students received one "H" each: Mae Abel, Hoisington; John Bott, Alexander; Freda Brooks, Stockton; Bernice Fowler, Brookville; Gladys Garrison, Salina; Ward Harold, Dres den; Mary Hedges, Hays; Geneva Herndon, Amy; Lucy Hoke, Hays; Elsie Steinert, Russell; Edna Tuttle, Woodston; William Haddock, Hays; Christine Harder, Johnson, Nebras ka; Elmer Ringe, Hays; Jessie Myles, Osborne; Ida Myles, Osborne; Olive Kobler, Penokee; Jesse Long, Quint er; Wava Long, Quinter; Clarissa MeNay, Gove; Lena Miller, Garden City; Ha Mort, Hill City; Mabel Murphy, McCracken; Marie Myers, Bunkerhill; Earl Oyer, Webster; Daisy Person, Hays; Ernest Rogers, Palco; Mattie Spitzie, Kingsley; Geo. Tennant, Langdon; Loretta Wilson, Rozel. Normal Leader. No poet ever revealed a keener knowledge of the inner workings of the hearts and minds of just plain men and women than did Will Carle ton, two of whose poems have been made into a screen drama of surpass ing power and beauty, known as "Over the Hill." William Fox pro duced the picture and it opens an engagement at the Strand Theatre, three days, commencing Sunday, February 26th. Jonah Nulton, C. A. Miller and Ed Grass drove to Salina, in C. A.s car Tuesday. C. A. and Ed returned but Jonah remained to visit his daughter, Mrs. Roger Miller. All the new colors and latest styles in Spring -Hats now on display at Miss Dean e's Store. MORE ABOUT THE VICTORY HIGHWAY Tras-Continental Memorial Motor Road from San Francisco to New York City Topeka, Kansas, February 22. Announcement is made by George ' W. Stansfield, president fo The Vic-; tory Highway Association, that as a ' result of a meeting of the Overland Trail Club, at Reno, Nevada, Febru- ary 10th, there has been made avail-1 able for the improvement of the Vic-! tory Highway through that state, $1,523,000 in state and federal road funds. The meeting at Reno was attended by the Utah and Nevada State High way commissions, by the state high way engineers of those states, and by the state highway engineer of California, and by Ben Blow, Man ager of The Victory Highway Assoc iation. It was resolved at the meeting of highway experts that the Victory Highway represents the most practi cable route across the state of Ne vada, from Salt Lake City, Utah, to San Francisco, and northern Cali fornia. The highway officials of three states have been pledged to rush the improvement work during 1922. In addition to the public moneys which will be expended on his stretch of the Victory Highway, a concerted effort is .being made by the Utah-Nevada-California Highway association, with headquarters in northern Cali fornia, to raise an additional $200, 000 by public subscription, for the improvement of the road across Ne vada. Chambers of Commerce and other civic organizations of northern California, as well as individuals, are pledged to aid in the work. The campaign for securing the funds to suppilemlent 'the Govern ment money, s well organized. James -K. O'Brien, of Smartsville, California, is president; M. P. Barnes of 'Sacramento, is general secretary; L. A. Nares, of' Fresno, is chairman of the executive committee, and Carl A. Lamus, of Sacramento, is treas urer. "With these funds, the worst stretch of the Victory Highway in Nevada will be improved, and the cross-country tourist will no longer face the dangers of 'Boulder Flat,' which was a bottomless morass where Ford and Packard alike went hub deep into the mud," a letter from Blow states. " 'Everybody parks in Boulder Flat,' has been a slogan for years. Now it will cease to ibe true." W. H. Goodin, of Nevada, state director for The Victory Highway Association, presided at two ses sions of the meeting held at Reno, and Ben Blow was one of the speak ers. Goodin is also president of the Overland Trail Club, made up of highway experts from the three states. LIVESTOCK BREEDERS MEET A number of livestock men from the county met at the Farm Bureau Office, Saturday, February 18, and formed a temporary Livestock Im provement Association. F. A. Meier of Hays, was chosen temporary president; M. L. Patterson of Victoria, was chosen temporary Secretary-Treasurer. A committee to draw up a constitution and by laws was chosen. P. J. -Deane, Wm. Philip, Louis Kraus, Frank Meserve, and B. W. Weber are the members. This committee will meet in a short time and complete the plan for the constitution and by-laws after which a meeting will be held to adopt the constitution and elect permanent officers. Such an association will be of a great benefit to the livestock men of the county. For a number of years farmers have been having trouble getting their livestock on the markets be cause they did not have enough for a carload themselves. This associa tion will probably make plans to ship cattle in carload lots from time to time and also other livestock. However the big aim of the organiza tion will be the improvement of live stock through the use of better sires and more careful selection of the breeding animals. If you are interested in these or ganizations get in touch with any of the officers or the County Agent and further information will be supplied to you. Watch for the date of the permanent organization meeting and attend if possible. Horace Chittenden has moved from this tEJxpei'tIinient 1 "Station to1 North Hays. OBITUARY OLA OSTRUM Ola Ostrum was born October 4, 1848, at Sjobo, Sweden, and died at his home in Bunker Hill, Kansas, Feb. 12, 1922, of influenza-pneumonia after an illness of but one week. Mr. Ostrum came to America, May 1, 1881, locating in Russell county. He moved to the city of Russell in 1886, moved to the vicinity of Bunker Hill in 1889 and has lived in Bunker Hill since March, 1895. He was married Feb. 10, 1877, and his wife, Mrs. Mary Ostrum, survives him. Eleven children, two of whom died in infancy, blessed this union: Magnus Ostrum, Fairbanks, Texas; Mrs. C. F. (Anna) Hoke, Hays, Kan sas; Carl Ostrum, deceased Dec. 14, 1914; Oscar Ostrum, Russell, Kan sas; Andrew Ostrum .Kansas City, Kansas; ; Ida M. Ostrum, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. G. R. (Minnie) Kistler, Bunker Hill, Kansas; Mrs. Ross H. (Ethel) Brooks, Detroit, Michigan; Francis W. Ostrum, Kan sas City, Kansas. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren. Mr. Ostrum was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at Bunker Hill. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Wiest of Hays at the Lutheran Church, Wednesday after noon at 2 o'clock. Music was render ed by Mrs. E. L. Dressier, Mrs. M. K. Mathews, E. R. Shearer and R. F. Peck. Interment was in the Bunker Hill cemetery- All the children, with the exception of Magnus Ostrum, were here for the funeral. Bunker Hill Advertiser. IN MEMORIAM In sad and loving memory of my darling son who departed this life seven years ago today, February 22, 1915. Darling Charlie, how I miss you, Miss your sweet and smiling face; You have left me all in sorrow, For no one can take your place; And I am so very lonely. Grieve for you both night and day Keep a watch for me, dear Charlie, Guide me gently on my way. For it's a long, long trail I'm tread- The shadows are many and deep, My trails all seem without ending, And I long for the last long sleep. But somewhere I know in the gloam- ingr No matter what others may do, I'll find the end to my roaming. The end of my trail, Charlie, to you. Sadly missed by Mother, Mrs. Kurfess. A bit of interesting news to aJl kinds of church people was printed in the (Kansas City Star, a few days ago, dated Washigton, D. C, February 14, 1922. These figures were com piled by the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, and therefore should be correct. They show that while there has been an in crease in crime of eveyr sort in the last few years, there has also been an extraordinary growth in membership of all churches. While there are 4 1-5 "times as many protestants as Catholics, still the Catholics gained as many new members during the last four years as all the Protestant churches combined. At present all Protestant Churches 'nave 74,795,22G members, with 200,090 pastors. There are 17,885,846 Catholic mem bers with 21,643 priests. The ad herents to the Jewish Religion num ber 1,120,000. Further the erpori reveals that the Baptist is the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, with 7,835,250 mem bers; with the Methodist denomina tion running second with 37,259 less members, or 7,797991. xxx On February 21, Martha Weber gave a surprise party for her mother, the ocasion being Ms. Weber's birth day. At two o'clock, about thirty women gathered at the Woman's Building where they were received by Miss Agnew. The guests were members of Mrs. Weber's Sunday School class and other friends who joined in the surprise. After all the party had arrived, Mrs. . Weber was ushered into the midst of the crowd. To say that she was surprised is put ting it miMly. A pleasant time was spent visiting, after which Miss Ro berts, Mrs. Towsley, Lavona Kraus, Winifred Elder and Martha Weber served delicious refreshments to the guests. ' The menu consisted of ' sarfdwishes, coffee, ice cream, angel food and devil's food cake, and home made candy. Everyone spent an en joyable afternoon and departed wish ing Mrs. Weber many happy returns of the day. Call and see the pretty new hats now being shown at Mis3 Deane's.