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rrr TLJTTP3 s VOL. XU. NO. 19 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS. THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR Wj) WJ) lO 1 1 JONESHE PAYS THE FREIGHT By M. H. J. Jones subscribed $100 to the church building: fund, and when the collector came round, he gave his check for the amount; but that don't let Jones out and he kicks. The Ladies' Aid has guaranteed $5,000 to the fund and are busy garnering the wherewithal; they mak2 daily orders to the Grocer for flour, sugar, choc olate and all the component parts of the things that tempt the palate and improvise home facories for distilling angel cake, pies, fudge, et cet., and at the end of the month Jones' grocer's bill has overflowed by ten ctollars the usual amount; and there are twelve months in the year, which win swell the bill to $120 and on top of that Jones is persuaded to visit a church banquet monthly, during the year, andrast into the treasury fifty cents, which really makes Jones a liberal supporter of all the church enterprises. Now, this is all right and I say, Bully for Jones. The ladies' scheme to get Jones' liberal support on the installment plan is true to commercial genius, is worthy of all commendation, and prevails everywhere in this blessed year of 1922 in other words: Jones pays the freight. ooooo A banquet? bless me, yes; let's have a banquet, where we can get) tme sandwiches; heavens! how hun-! jrry I am! and there hasn't been a! banquet in Hays for so long; come 'n, let's go to the banquet and feed, j What are you in this world for anv- way? Slip into your Mother Hub-! bard and let's away! Seems so j .strange that all the banquets should mi.-s Hays, and she skipped out for: fear the other girl should steal her beau. j I have attended banquets on the yellow clav of Mississinni? flmnnw tln' cedar clumps of Tennessee; in the' Tnney woods of Georgia; onthe red hills of South Carolina, and' in tur-! pentine proves of the old tar-heel state. The indestructable pine knots' the skeletons of ancient pine for-' '"" with these we built our fires r.d our improvised forest kitchen ranges, and the heat poured forth j has ever appeared in Hays (she has feven times hotter than Satan everi been recalled to Hays for concerts dreamed of, and the black sooty several times). She will be beard nmoke rose up in our faces till theyj several times during the festival," but were blacker'n the Senegambian's appear in an evening's recital on own; made coffee in an old tomato' Tuesday, May 2. can with scrap-wire bail; fried saw: Edna Swanson Ver Haar will be belly on the point of a stick, softened the contralto soloist in the Messiah, hardtack in water and fried it in) Those who attended the festival last prease. j year will recall with pleasure her Hunger is the best sauce and singing at that time. Miss Ver Haar there's where we forged ahead in the wiH be heard in the last Sunday eve came; we defied all the rules of diges-! ning program only, lion; made a virtue of necessity; and. s doubtful whether a finer com never heard of a case of dyspepsia in j bination of four soloists could have the army; our coffee was as strong as ' Ire; the sowbelly tough and vener-t able, the hardtack granitic enough to '. break a fast and your teeth; but wei gorged ourselves and smiled a smile j is broad as a big sunflower. If you want to keep a man in health, give him a gun, a uniform and An enemy to shoot at, and the min ute he touches the ground he'll be asleep and be up in the morning with the bullfrogs, beaming and happy And off on the day's march of thirty miles. Uncle Sam will get into a scrap again some day can't get along without it; volunteer and fight like the devil and live forever that's the kinds of banquets I indulged in for upwards of four years. ooooo While our European confederates are sucking the German orange, Uncle Sam has put in a claim for S241.000.000 for "the banquet his boys enjoyed on the Rhine. ooooo Buttermilk is a true peptonoide; it .is good. for the gray matter in the cerebelum; will put pep in the legs and money in the pocket; one quart after each meal if you want to suc ceed in the exams at the Normal or run for the presidency; ooooo Forty years ago this month of April, Jesse James, the bandit, died by a revolver shot from Bob Ford at Saint Joseph, Mo. I was in the crowd at the auditorium in Kansas City on the night the citizens of the city assembled to slop over to make a hero of young Ford, a member of the James gang, for cutting short the life of the bandit for a "reward, offer- -ed by Governor Crittenden. Ford was an undersized youth of eighteen with a fair face excepting a feinister expression that would lead any man to mistrust him. He was in the crowd that evening, eager to be recognized a hero; his act was com mitted during the administration of Grover Cleveland, and Crittenden, as a member of the Democratic house hold, presumed to-ask a political favor of the President but was promptly sat down upon. ooooo The City Manager probably has been inspired to have a number of groups of trees and a few choice evergreens planted in the Treat Play ground small now but the kids and youth some happy day will rest under the shade of those trees; and other fine improvements will be made there, t worthy of the public- spirited donor. AN UNUSUAL MUSICAL OPPOR TUNITY Music lovers in Western Kansas will be interested in the following in formation concerning the oratorio soloists for the Hays Music Festival Week. Not only will these soloists appeaj in "The Creation and "The Messiah," but not a day will pass dur ing the festival week but that one or rrmre of them will appear in concert program. And on Thursday evening, May 4, three of them will appear in an artists' recital which will be one of the finest things of the festival. Ernest Davis is the tenor- a tenor whose wonderful voice and dramatic power are rapidly placing him in the 'tP ranks among tenors. He has been tne sensation of the year in the East. Besides his other appearances he will give a complete recital on Wednes-j Jav evening, May 3. j Gustaf Holmquist, within the last! ew years has made for himself anj enviable place as one of the ablest of the bassos of the country. His voice s wonderfully rich and sympathetic. In addition to his other appearances ne iVf a recital on Friday eve-; nin. May 5- j Marie Sidenius Zertdt is the soprano soloist for the festival. Mrs.' Zendt is one of those artists who j combines a delightfully gracious and unaffected personality with a beauti-j voice. No more popular soprano j been obtained for a festival than the tout who have been mentioned above, The quartet with Raoul Vidas, the French violinist, for the first Sunday afternoon and Schumann-Heink, the World's most famous contralto, the second Sunday afternoon, make the greatest festival program Hays has ever had. P. E. O. ORGANIZED IN HAYS On Wednesday afternoon and eve ning at the home of Mrs. Mollie M. Glathart, a P. E. O. Sisterhood was- organized in Hays. Adelicious luncheon was served by Mrs. Glathart at one o'clock, after which Mrs. V. Bess Smith, the State Organizer for the P. E. O., initiated the following charter members: Mrs. Mollie Glathart, Mrs. Georgina Woo- ton Roberts, Miss Lulu McKee, Miss Elsie Macintosh, Mrs. Glennie C. Lewis, Mrs. Violet K. Woodward, Mrs. Lalhe H. Rea, Mrs. Anna K. Winters, Miss Ida M. Shaffer, Mrs. Ruth R. Weidlein, Miss Elma Creigh ton, Mrs. Mary H. Havemann, Miss Elizabeth Condit. Mrs. Smith then exemplified the work in a most efficient manner. An election for officers resulted as fol lows : Pres., Mrs. Mollie Glathart Vice Pres., Miss Lulu McKee Rec. Sec'y, Mrs. Ruth R. Weidlein Cor. Sec'y, Miss Ida Shaffer Treas:, Miss Elizabeth Condit Chaplain, Mrs. Glennie C. Lewis Guard, Mrs. Lillie H. Rea At sixthirty o'clock, Mrs. Glat hart's bountiful hospitality was again manifested by a dinner served to the newly made members. The P. E. O. has local, state and national organizations. It was founded Jan. 21, 1869, iby seven girl students in the Iowa Wesleyan Col- Llege at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. PROGRAM FOR THE ANNUAL ROUND UP A program full of interest to stock men and farmers is scheduled for the ninth Annual Round Up at the Fort Hays Experiment Station, April 29. Pres. W. M. Jardine of the Kansas State Agricultural College will speak at 10 a. m. at the morning session of the Round Up, welcoming the visitors in behalf of the Agricultural College and the Fort Hays Experiment Sta tion. Pres. Jardine has a keen in terest in the agriculture of Western Kansas. His long years of service in the interest of agriculture, both with the U. S. Department of Agri culture and with the Agricultural College first as Agronomist, then Director and latffr as President, have given him an insight into the agri cultural problems of the day, such as few men receive in a lifetime. Mr. M. R. Baker of Sharon Springs, Wallace County, a progressive live stock breeder and farmer of Western Kansas, who has been breeding Here ford cattle for years, will address the Round Up visitors on the subject, "The Surviva'l of the Fittest." Mr. Baker has been a member of the Kansas legislature for several terms. He has been a co-operator with the Fort Hays Experiment Station for several years and is putting into practice many of the valuable ideas obtained through his co-operative ef forts. The presiding officer of the day will be Mr. C. G. Cochran of Hays, a prominent Western Kansas Here ford breeder, farmer and banker.! Mr. Cochran is a pioneer in the short j grass country and knows Western j Kansas agriculture. He thoroughly! appreciates the need for diversifica-j tion of the agricultural interests m this part of Kansas and any move ment looking toward improving agri cultural conditions finds him in the front rank.- Mr. Anthony Kuhn President of the Ellis County Farmers Union, is one of the prominent and forward looking farmers, taking part in furthering the activities of co-opera-j - -r-r - Ml 1 tion in agriculture. 31 r. ivunn win make a short addrets at the morning session of the Round Up. Mr. Ed Root, a prominent livestock breeder of Brookville, Kansas, Pres ident of the Kansas Livestock Associ ation, will make a short address on the work of this splendid organiza tion. Mr. T. W. Tomlinson, of Denver, Colorado, Editor of "The Producer," will address the Round Up visitors on "The Present Livestock Situation." As Secretary , of the American Na tional Livestock Association, he has been making a gallant fight for the livestock shippers in his endeavors to got the high freight rates reduced. At the present time Mr. Tomlinson is representing the livestock inter ests of the nation in railroad rate hearings before the Interstate Com merce Commission at Washington, D. C. ' . The Afternoon Program will be devoted almost exclusively to dis cussion of the results of the feeding experiments and inspection of the, cattle and sheep in the Tots. L. C. Aicher, the new Superintendent of the Fort Hays Experiment Station, will give a short talk outlining his program for increasing the useful ness, of the Station tor the farmers of Western Kansas. Dr. C. W. McCampbell, Head of the Department of Animal Hus bandry at the Agricultural College, will analyze the results of the feed ing experiments. He has a happy faculty of presenting such informa tion in, a clear and convincing man ner. Dr. McCampbell has been con ected with the Animal Husbandry Department of the College for many years and has had a wide and varied experience in his long term of serv ice "to tne livestock industry of the state. "IT COULDN'T BE DONE BUT HE DID IT" Can truly be said of Admiral Ben son who had charge of the transport ation of our 3,000,000 boys overseas at a time when ninety per cent of our own people thought they would never get across. Yet he took them over and brought them back without the loss of a single one enroute. You will have an opportunity to see and hear him at Hays, Saturday, April I 29th. FORTY-SEVEN YEARS IN THE NAVY Admiral Benson, who will spak at Hays, Saturday, April 29th, served forty-seven years in the U. S. Navy. When retired because he had reached th age of 65 ears, President Wilson mad him Chairman of the Shipping Board. He is still a member of that Board. He is stopping in Hays to at tend the American Legion Conven tion. He will address a public meet ing in the afternoon. AMERICAN LEGION NOTES Admiral Benson will speak to the Sixth District Legion Convention at Hays, Apri 129h. The Legion con siders itself fortunate in securing the Admiral, who was responsible for the safe transportation of millions of American soldiers and their safe re turn home, as the guest of the con vention. Admiral ,Benson will speak afternoon at the Sheridan Coliseum, to a public'gathering at 2:30 in the and at the Legion Banquet in the evening. The Admiral will arrive at Hays, on the evening preceding the convention and be here all day dur ing the convention. He will leave for Denver in the evening after the Le gion Banquet. The Coming of Ad miral Benson will be so well adver tised all over the west 'half of Kan sas and many people outside of the Legion will come to hear the Ad miral speak in the afternoon. The ! Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion of the Sixth District also meets here on the same day. General Wilder S. Metcalf, Kansas Commander, will be at Hays and speak to the Legion Convention. A letter received from the Commander reads in part: "I am making every calculation to' be at Hays for your meeting April 29th, and I assure you that I 'am very glad, indeed, to come j out, and sincerely hope there will be nothing on earth to prevent. I ex pect I shall leave here on the 29that 2:15 in the morning, an reach Hays at noon or about that. I surely hope that in your beautiful country youj will have beautiful weather fro this i meeting." J. H. Bracken, Kansas Vice-Commander and Chairman of the Sixth District, will preside over the con vention. Chairman Bracken is put ting forth every effort to make this convention a big success. The new State President of Wxe American Legion Auxiliary to be elected at Salina, April 18th, will be invited to be present at this conven tion and speak to the ladies. It is expected that delegates from every American Legion Post and Auxiliarv Unit in the Sixth District and many other Legion and Auxiliary members will atend this convention. Problems of vital importance to vet erans vof the World War will be dis cussed. A good program has been prepared for this convention. All ye ex-sevice people who are not Legion members, get busy and join. Mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of Le gion members, join the Auxiliary and take, in the convention. . Come and see a good Boxing Ex hibition at the Strand Theatre, Fri day, April 21st, between Bob Courts, 165 lbs., of Wamego, and Harold Kingman, 170 lbs., of Hutchinson, in a ten round bout. Kid Micky of Denver, will meet Leo Dewitt of Hutchinson, in the semi-final six round bout. There will be two good snappy preliminaries of four rounds each. Jim Flynn, the Pueblo Fight ing Fireman, who was a contender for the World championship, will re feree the bouts. Reservations may be had at King Bros. Drug Store. Make your reservations early for a good seat. The Cheyenne Cowboy Band Con cert which was to be given .here April 18th, is called off. Mr. Kirk, manager, wrote to Post Adjutant C. S. Wilson that due to some- sickness their tour had to be postponed. Play baseball ! All baseball players who are interested in Legion base bal, see George Baird. The building of the' cottage on East Normal avenue on the Mrs. H. B. Kohl tract will be the. cause of opening up and extending that street east to the Cochran line, the same as Juniata street,' or to an opening to Juniata street just east of the (bridge. There are several choice lota there for sale for suburban homes. N i HACKE.TT AND IRWIN BUY MODAR OUT, MAINTAIN BOTH OFFICES Hackett & Irwin have purchased and - taken possession of the Modar Ice & Coal Company at 204 West Mountain avenue. Mr. Modar, it is said, expects to return to his old ho&e in West Virginia. Hackett and Irwin will have offices at the Modar stand and also at their old stand at the Elevator in the rail road yards. They will carry a full line of feed at the West Mountain avenue stand, as well as handling all kinds of coal. They have a contract with the Riverside Ice & Storage company for the exclusive handling of all their ice within the city limits and are . plan ning to improve the delivery service to the patrons. Messrs. Hackett and Irwin are two hustling young fellows and their friends ae glad to see theni branching out. Fort Collins (Colo.) Ex. Mr. Irwin was at one time a resi dent of Hays and an employee of the Hays Flour Mills. ' PATRONS' DAY The annual l-eception to patrons and friends of the public schools will be held at the grade and high school buildings Friday afternoon, April 21. Following- is the' schedule: At 2 o'clock, visit to the various rooms, inspection of 'work and conference with teachers. At 2:45, reception in corridor of high school building. Refreshments. At 3 o'clock, prog-am in high school auditorium, consisting of historical pageant interspersed with readings and music. We earnestly request the presence of all patrons and friends of the schools. Maude McMindes, Annabelle Sutton, Prue Morgan, Pearl Wilson, C. A. Shively, Supt. Committee. CHILDREN'S WEEK, APRIL 16-23 Let's help the children enjoy Chil dren's Week. Parents, teachers and children get into the spirit of, the week. Children will especially be in- teiested ia Play Hour, Matinee. May Fete, Parade, Party, etc. Parents and teachers will especially be inter ested in Parent-Teacher supper and meting, May Fete and Cradle Roll Party. Watch store windows next week for children's displays.- Junior posters will also be on display. Following is program (notice change in program) : Sunday Children's demonstration in Easter programs. Monday Play and Story Hour, 4 p. m. ' Tuesday Song Festival and Pa rade, 4 p. m., Lutheran Church. Wednesday May Fete by chil dren, 4 p. m., Normal Campus. Parents-Teachers supper, 6:15 p. m.. Methodist Church. Community Mass Meeting, 7 p. m. Thursday Matinee at Strand, 4 p. m., Children's Picture Admission, 10c Friday Day for visiting schools. Cradle Roll Party, 4 p. m. Play Hour,, 4 p. m. Saturday Children's Party. Sunday Parents lisrtrine? Sunday School classes of their children. Sermon for children in all churches BUNGALO COURT One of the recent and most inter esting developments in building ideas is that of the Bungalo Court, origin ating in all probability on the west coast and spreading eastward. A true type of this bungalo court has been laid out and is now being devel oped on the part of Highland Addi tion in northwest Hays, known as Mission Mount. "The bungalo court is a sort of chummy community with neighbors enjoying a common front lawn." The, arrangement calls for two rows of ibungalos .with at least seventy feet of space between the fronts of the builings for lawns, shrubbery and sidewalk. The sidewalk is laid down the center of this space providing an attractive promenade. Vehicles ap proach the homes from the rear, elim inating the dust and . traffic at the front. Each occupant has but a small lawn to care for, which taken all together form an attractive large lawn benefiting all court occvpants and owners. At the end of the court Tvncfj and liaht are provided. A writer on the subject has the follow ing to say: "This court idea promotes better neighborly feeling and civic pride. The owners form a small co operative society and take a keen in terest in their little kingdom." Some of the members of the Hays, Chamber of 'Commerce visited Ellis some time ago, and helped them in regard to securing the Methodist Hospital for that city, and the locat ing of the-hospital at Hays made some think. EJlis would be awfully mad, but the .paper of that city, last week, had the following which shows they' have no one to blame but their lack of PEP to work and get it The article says: "Hays gets the Methodist hospital and with it the ill-feeling of some of the citizens of Ellis. This feeling; should not exist. Hays beat us fair and square and we should be big enough to accept defeat with a smile. There is only one big reason twhy Ellis was beaten. We were asleep at the switch; no one to blame but our selves. The Commercial Club -at Hays had nothing to do with getting the hospital. In fact the hospital proposi tion was never brought up before them. Neither did any individual in Hays double-cross Ellis as has been circulated. Hays outgeneraled us and beat us fair. We sent no delega tion to Goodland to present our case, like the other cities did. Rev. Spald ing had orders to wire for the dele gation when they were needed. This he did, but the committee did not see fit to go. We are for Ellis first, last and always, but we also believe in fair play and it is for that reason that the above is written look around home for the reason, don't blame it on-a neighbor." t The Sixth District Newspaper boys hear with regret, of the loss by fire, recently, of the Gove City Gazette, with all its contents and records. Editor Trimmer was the oldest in long running of a paper -of any of the editors in the district, and has stuck to Gove City and county for forty years of its ups and downs. And worst of all, the lofnce and contents .were but lightly insured. It will bo' a question whether he will rebuild for his boys who have been helping hfm run it the past few years. Like Brother Chambers of the Stockton Record, he coudl not retire and rest, but kept in charge while the boy did the rustling. v Miller Brothers, this week, sold the fine large residence of Mrs. Joseph Runyon, to Ernest Allbert. To Wm. Dorney, the home formerly owned by; Simon Frank. To Frank Martin, the Harvey Reemsnyder home. To Thos. O'Loughlin, the George Spencer shop building and lot. To II. P. Mason, the John Stetzer home. To Clyde Baker, the Leo Kinderknecht home. To Peter Brown, a fine quarter sec tion of land south of Collyer. To John Earlenbaugh, the home of Con rad Hepp. To Walter Miles, the People's Cafe. Candidate for Governor, W. Y. morgan oi iiuxcninson, eaitor oi tne News of that city, has written his friends here that he will attend the Round-Up at the Experiment Station on Saturday, April 29th, eat with the "gang" over there and attend the meeting in the Coliseum in the after noon and hear Admiral Bension ad dress the Soldier boys of the late war. As he is somewhat of a talker he will make a few minutes talk to the crowd. His friends have already opened headquarters in Topeka, and a newspaper man, Wilber Hawk, of the Atchison Globe, is in charge. The coming of Bishop Tief to locate the new Catholic College has set people to guessing. Some want it on the Palmer place west of town. Others think it may go to the com modious Cahill farm with its creek, southeast of town. Some .claim, it will go on the Bird-Bahl place west of town, while lots of the business men want it on the Ward place on the east side or the Cochran-Ward farm adjoining the city on the east, in full view of the railroad, and handy to the (water works and electric light plants. . The western part of the state, as -far east as WeKeeney, had a very hard storm, Monday, delaying the midnight train eastward a couple of houTS, and the Tuesday m'oming train over four hours, the latter one on account of the big storm around 'Hugo,' Colorado. Hay3 had a very hard wind, but since then we Jiave had most delightful weather, the cro quet, tennis and golf courts ibein crowded. Miss Lulu McKee spent Eaturcy in Stockton.