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rTT TUT TC3 VOL. XU. NO. 41 HAYS. ELLIS COUNTY. KANSAS . THURSDAY. SEPT. 14. 1922. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR REPUBLICAN PLATFORM Topeka, Sept. 12. Kansas farmers have never had a mort important part in the making of a party platform than they did in helping build the Re publican state platform this year. Old timers who have been checking the matter find 'it difficult to point to a T j a iLan i,0 had a greater innuesce than ne naa . , ,. T1 r, :1 in tne KepuDiican i-ariy t-ouuiuj which met at Topeka, August 29, and framed a party platform which de clared for many things of vital con cern to the rural districts. The platform was drafted by a committee of twenty-one, and was headed by W. Y. Morgan, the Repub lican candidate for Governor. Six of the members are actually engaged in agriculture, while Congressman Tincher is in the cattle business, sev eral of the other platform builders are interested in farms, and it is a fact little known, yet one that ac counts for the understanding which he has of the problems of the farmer, that V. Y. Morgan, the Republican candidate for Governor, has a couple oi i arms, nuuseii. -wiu in mese u)a the man who can support two farms ! has some little idea of the problem: of the farm and the farmer. ' i But the real farmers who figured i in the- making of the Republican plat- form were Senator Dert Culp, of Scottsville, one of the biggest and best farmers in northwest Kansas, while to keep him company there waj Warren Cul; of McPherson, a candi date for the legislature, active in the Farmers' Union and one cf the most successful farmers in McPherson county. Eastern ivansas was repre-( in an 554 head selections were made, sented by Frank Pomeroy, of Jack-' in 1914 the one superior selection on county, who is not only a real . which was later named Kanred wheat farmer, but is an active leader inj was tried out at the Hays, Colby, Kansas Grange, and knows the needs J Garden City and Tribune Experiment of the farmer as the Grange sees the Stations. problem. Then there was Henry M.j During the last four years Kanred Laing, of Russell county, a member t has made an average yield of 23.2 of the State Board of Agriculture, a bushels at the Hays Station compared member of the legislature, and one to' 18.5 bushels of a local Turkey of the best posted farmers in the ! wheat. Kanred wheat ripens with State. Along with him there was H. Turkey or Kharkov, withstands win G. Kyle, of Dickinson county, who J ter killing to a greater degree, and has been a farmer all his life, and takes less rust than any othr wheat knows, enough about it to make a ( grown locally. Its milling quality is good living irom tne son, wnne the ; cattlemen were represented by W. C. Miller, of Greensburg, who has been active in the Kansas livestock indus try for years, and who has heen and 'Is now a successful operator. With these men on the committee, and with the backing which they had from other members who knew some thing of the problems that confront the farmers and stockmen, it is easy to understand how it is that the Re publican platform takes a firm stand in favor of legislation for the farmer. Under the leadership of these men, and with the entire committee, as well as the party council itself in complete harmony with the sugges tions of the farmer members . the Rpnublican nlatform declared for an amendment to the constitution that! would make it possible to do away with the unfair assessment of farmj lands and homes; for a change that; would do away with the double taxa-J tion on farm mortgages, a tax which i the farmer pays, and not the holder! of the mortgage; for a limitation of the power to issue tax exempt secur ities, in order that money so badly needed, may be released for the devel opment of agriculture; for the bet terment of rural schools; for a budget system that will reduce State expend itures, and for legislation that will give the people of each county the right to say whether they want hard surface roads, or no roads at all and if they do want good roads to give them the power to say what kind they shall be, where they shall be ' built, and to determine other similar matters which are different problems in different counties. Verily, the Kansas farmer has left his trademark on the Republican state platform and with a holdover Senate which now contains many farmers and the candidate for the legislature coming mostly from the rural districts, there is no question of a Republican Governor and a Re publican legislature, the farmer will be able to put on the statute books the things which will benefit agricul ture. And in that he will have the help and support of the state, for the average Karrsan is smart enough to know that the farmer is the backbone of prosperity, and that the things that benefit him, help every Jay hawker. The "Blasphemer" showing the heavy punishment and the tremen dous atonement of a great sin repro duced at the Strand, September 19 and 20. HAYS WINS LEGION CONVEN-TION State Meeting Will Bring Big Dele gation Here Next Year i -Hays was the unanimous choice of the delegates to the State Convention of the American Legion at El Dorado as the next convention city for the state meeting of 1923, winning one o the most coveted conventions held . in the state. Telegrams were sent to General Wilder S. Metcalf, state commander of the Legion, inviting the conven tion to Hays. One was dispatched by the Hays Chamber of Commerce and the other by C. A. Harkness, Mayor, both messages being presented by Commander Metcalf. It was determined at the El Dor ado convention that the 1923 meeting will be of only two days duration. The dates were set as September 10 and ; 11. I Clair Wilson was spokesman for : the Hays, delegation, and competed successfully with some of the chief J spellbinders of the state. The 1923 convention will bring more tnan a tnousana delegates to Hays ' EXPERIMENT STATION NOTES vn- i , v ' j e Kanred wheat is tne product of a single head selected in 190G from a hard winter varietv that had bepn in troduced into the United States from Russia by the U. S. Deparment of Agriculture. It was discovered by selecting a large number of heads from the field, planting the seed of each in a single row, harvesting them separately, and studying each care- funy as to hardiness, earliness, yield equal to Turkey or Kharkov. The chief point in favor of Kanred wheat, however, is that under the same con ditions in the hard wheat belt, it will yield from two to five bushels more than the varieties commonly grown, as shown from a large number of co operative tests that have been carried on over the state since 1917. - General Assembly Fourth Degree K. of C. Elect Officers On Wednesday evening, Bishop Cunningham General Assembly Fourth Degree K. of C. met in Gen eral Assembly at the K. of C. Hall and elected the following as officers for the ensuing year: D. F. McCarthy, F. N. Alex J. Dreiling, Victoria, F. C. J- M. Carey, Ellis, F. A A. F. Beiker.F. Compt. P"' H. Heili, Ellis, F. P. J- Unrein, F. I. S. J- M. Wiesner, F. O. S. A Committee of Sir Knights was appointed to arrange a program and entertainment to commemorate Columbus day on October 12th. It was the wish of the Assembly that all Knights of whatever degree and all Daughters of America within the district of Bishop Cunningham Gen eral Assembly be asked to participate in the entertainment to be given on the evening of Columbus Day. CITY MAIL DELVERY TQ BE EXTENDED The Hays Postoffice has been authorized to extend the city deliv- ery service. A letter from the Assistant Post master General to the Postmaster, contains the following: "Under no circumstances should delivery be ac corded any residence not equipped with a suitable private mail recep table or a door slot for the receipt of mail. It is preferred that a door slot be provided." WHO IS IN FAVOR Of paying Kansas soldier boys $1.00 for every day in service during the World War? 1st. The Legislature in 1921. See Ch. 255 Laws of Kansas. 2nd. Both Democratic and Repub lican Platforms adopted in Topeka endorse and recommend. 3rd. Senator Capper says: "Kan sas will have an opportunity next November to pay, in a small part, the debt she owes to the Kansas boys in service daring the World War." 4th. Gov. Allen. See his ElDor- j ado speech. . CANNOT RESTORE SENIORITY U. P. is Willing to Hire Former Em ployees, However, President Gray Declares in Bulletin "We cannot restore seniority Tights, because it would mean a be trayal of faith and a manifest in justice to the men who have cast their lot with us," declares C. R Gray, President of the Union Pacific system, in an announcement received yesterday by A. W. Noble, Local Agent. J The company is operating with a force of 82 per cent normal, the an- I nouncement declares, and the com- ! pany will be able to continue opera- j tions if no more of the former em- , ployees return to work. The Union ; Pacific can still afford employment : for a considerable number of the men j who have remained out of the service, ; and welcomes them back, the an- i nouncement says. Benefits of the pension system, in- ; tended as a recognition of long and , "faithful servce and to assist old em- ; ployees who have passed the period ; of active work, will be restored, how- j ever. ' The company's policy with respect j . to pensions is thus outlined in the ! announcement: j j All former employees who have re- ; 'turned to the service sine July 5:h, 1 1922, are given the same pension.; I status which they enjoyed on June , 30, 1922. Former employees who re- ' ; turned on or before July 8th have al- 1 ready been given this consideration. , An employe who left the service j on July 1st and who is re-employed , ! on or before September 13, 1922, will j be given any pension rights which he (had as of date Ane 30, 1922. j I "This action is not taken under any j plressure of Necessity," President J Grya asserts. "We have carefully i refrained from it until we knew posi- ; tively that we had a sufficient force j to properly handle all locomotive, 1 freight and passenger car repairs, so 1 ! as to divest the action of any selfish : consideration. "This offer is made whole-heartedly in the hope that the older met, whose families this action will bene fit, will promptly accept in the same spirit with which it is extended." VICTORY HIGHWAY MAPS There have been issued from the headquarters office of the- Victory Hghway Association in Topeka, a total of 43,000 maps of the Victory Highway. Of this number, 32,000 are strip maps, printed on tough cardboard, showing the route of a normal day's drive, of a convenient size for carrying. The other 11,000 maps are issued by the Clason Map Co., of Colorado, showing the whole course of the Victory Highway, from coast to coast. . There are eleven tourisits' inform ation bureaus established, west of To peka, to which these maps have been distributed, for the use of tourists traveling the Victory Highway. There are fifty hotels and garages along the route, which have been designated as official hotels and garages after in vestigation by the officials of the as sociation. At each one of these points the road maps are kept in stocK for the benfit of tourists. At the office of the association in Topeka, inquiries have been received from tourists whose homes are in Elaine, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and other eastern points, who either apply in person, or ad dress letters, asking information about the Victory Highway west of this point. The Rocky Mountain News, of Den ver, Colo., has said that "The Victory Highway is the shortest highway to the west coast; is of great commercial value in opening up the territory be tween Denver and Salt Lake City, to commercial travel; covers some of States between Denver and San Fran the most beautiful parts of the United States between Denver and San Francisco, and holds forth little for just criticism, according to those best informed on roads." The same paper has said editorial ly: "The Victory Highway in a few years from now will be the main street of America." The St. Louis Globe Democrat, re ferring to the fact that the Victory Highway is raised as a memorial to the men and women of America who served their country during the world war, has said it "i3 the biggest me morial undertaking in the history of the world." Topeka Daily Capital. Hays members of the Victory High way already are displaying the hand Strip maps f o the Highway from some bronze emblems on their cars- Kansas City to Denver are obtain able at the office of the Secretary of the Hays Chamber of Commerce. KANSAS CITY SPEED CLASSIC Kansas City, Mo. This city will become the mecca of the world's fam ous automobile racing drivers the j last of this week and the first part of j next. Jimmy Murphy, 1922 speed king, arrived here Saturday. His mechanic, Ernie Olson, already is on the grounds, putting a few finishing touches to Jimmie's fast Murphy Special in which he won the Indian opolis speed classic this year. Eddie Hearne, Harry Hartz, Ben nett Hill and Tommy Milton, all fam ous stars of the speedway, arrived j from the coast the same dav The giant bowl at Kansas City's new $500,000 speedway, where the 300-mile international race will be held September 16th, was turned over! to the drivers Monday, September 11th. Trials were held the following three days. Murphy's mechanician says that the speed king and all of the coast drivers are coming to the Kansas City classic to "burn things up." Murphy anticipates the fastest race of his career, Olson says. The Indianapolis winner recently did 124 V miles an j hour at Santa Rosa, California. The demand for reserved seat j tickets is increasing heavily a the j big race draws near. Many orders are coming in from Legion Posts in ' Missouri and Kansas, which are con ducting a Speedway Week, to close : September 8th. Persons desiring good seats for the big event are urged ' by the American " Legion Speedway) committee to get in touch with the ticket sales headquarters of the Le gion post in their city immediately. Tickets for the International speed classic on the new $500,000 speed way in Kansas City, September 16th, are on sale at the local Legion speed way office, King Bros.' Drug Store. PIANO RECITAL On Sunday afternoon, September 17, at 3 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Gassman, will be given an invitation piano recital. The following students . of Mrs. C. E. Malmberg will render the program: Harriet Gassman, Eleanor Schueler, Clara Schueler, Alexia Schueler, and Leona Weigel. BABY IS ACCIDENT VICTIM Joseph Svoboda Injured by Washing Machine Joseph Svoboda, two and a half year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Svoboda, of Hays, this afternoon lies in St. Anthony's hospital with his left arm forever useless; it became neces sary to amputate the baby's hand be cause the fingers were so badly muti lated by a washing machine, Wednes day. Mr. Svoboda is widely known in Hays. He recently purchased from C. G. Cochran the First National Bank of Ellis, and planned to move his family there. The accident to the little son is one of the most unfortun ate incidents of recent record here. Miss Franie Haffamier and Mrs. H. L. Felten are shopping in Salina, this Thursday. For Sale. A couple of loads of hard rock, cheap. J. M. Schaefer. The Lutheran Ladies will hold a Food Sale at Grass' Store, Saturday, September 16th. Hon. Charlie Sessions has been selected as the next Postmaster of Topeka for the next four years or more. The Contract has been given out for the new $20,000 Cafeteria at the Fort Hays Normal as ordered by the last legislature, the present dormitory conrtactors securing the job. It will be located just west of the present group of buildings and will seat three hundred students at a meal. Leo Stock, who is holding down a claim-of 640 acres of land in New Mexico, is here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stock. Mrs. Agnes Bissing Irons, who has been spending the summer here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Biss ing, will leave for her home in Kan sas City, this Friday morning. Missionary Society of the Presby terian Church meets Thursday at 3 p. m. Mrs. Alfred Havemann, host ess; Mrs. Charles Brumitt, program leader. Members of study class please come prepared to order Study Book. John Billinger of Victoria, was in the city, Monday, ne has almost re covered from the injury sustained when a threshing separator fell on his foot two week3 ago. Prof. C. A. Shively and Dr. Gerrit Snyder went to Oakley, Monday, to attend the Presbytery in session there- Andrew Linenberger of Park, Kan sas, returned Monday, to his home, after visiting with friends and rela tives in Victoria and in this city. Mayor Andrew J. Dreiling of Vic toria, was in the city, Monday after noon, on official business. Mrs. Neva Elsey left for her home in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday morning, after visiting two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Bell. Why should we not gladly pay the boys $1.00 per day for the time in service? "We sent these boys of OUrs into the deadliest war in history to fight our battle for us. We paid on an average of a few cents more than a dollar a dav." So much has been said about 39c, twenty-five million dollars, twenty five years and a dollar a day for Kan sas ex-service men. Where can I find out anything about this? See any Republican weekly paper pub lished in the state. Fred Toepfer and family of Vic- toria, went through the city, Tuesday, ) enroute for Oakley. Mr. Toepfer j traded The Victoria Hotel property ' for four hundred eighty acres of land J ten miles southwest of Oakley. For j the last ten years Mr. Toepfer and J family have been operating the hotel i which has attracted tourists both ; coming from and going to the moun- ; tains. This hotel has a reputation for service that has made it second to none along tne Victory Highway. Is it too much to pay the boys $1.00 j per day for service in the world war? j We picked out a number of our young j men just when they were starting out m me ior tnemseives. ine joo De fore them was the deadliest. We cut down their pay to the very lowest, we fook away their liberty and subject ed them to the most severe discipline. We sent them into the jaws of death to save our country and theirs. The little town of Hutchinson, Kan sas, may not know much, yet last week's Hutchinson NEWS contains an ordinance showing their Board of Commissioners ordered Eighth ave nue, several blocks from Main to Pop lar street, paved with Sheet Asphalt on a five-inch concrete base twenty-! six feet wide from curb to curb, the same as has been asked for by Nor mal avenue and proposed on Oak street in Hays. Is it not too much to pay the $1.00 per day for service in the World War? Just as soon as the boys went to camp, the Government paid the men in shipyards and munition fact ories two, three and four times what they had been paid before. On the farms and everywhere high wages were paid and those who got them risked nothing but their ease, but the boys "who were drilled to death" were given just $1.00 per day for "stopping bullets." The J. B. Byars Store, the new dry goods store on East Second street, ast of J. B. Basgall's grocery store, will open for business Wednesday, September 20th. The manager, S. T. Combs and his wife are busy now opening and arranging a large line of fresh new goods for the inspection of the buying public. Their prices will be right. This makes the fortieth in a string of dry goods stores owned and operated by Mr. Byars. He handles nothing but a fine line of dry goods. If the voters decide that the boys in the world war should be paid $1.00 for very day in srevice, will the tax payers not have to pay 39c on every $1,000.00 of property owned for twenty-five years? Indeed they do. What is 39c compared with what you might have been forced to pay if the Germans had won the war. Then your prices would have been fixed in Berlin and the indemnity would have amounted to many dollars per thou sand instead of a few cents. A HEATHEN TEMPLE COME TO GRIEF Chicago was about to have a heathen temple to cost $10,000,000. The plans were completed and the foundations being Jlaid when the funds ceased to flow in and the cor poration was sued for $13,000. That brought the project , of having a Bahaist Temple in this country, which was to have been an outstand ing piece of architecture excelled by no other religious cathedral, to a sud den end. Exchange. Men do not make laws, but discover them. They do Fishes are Speedier than Express Trains Major Sam II. Gray, heaviest mem ber of the official reporters of debate of the House of Representatives, has just returned from a six weeks fishing? trip, and scientific study of the speed of the denizens of the deep. His ex plorations took him from Labrador to Cuba, and thence across the Gulf of Mexico to Vera Cruz, and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. "The mackerel," declares Major Gray, "can travel in the water as rapidly as the fastest express train can go on land. But the tarpon is even speedier than the mackerel. I verily believe a tarpon can work up to a speed of 100 miles per hour. "The energy employed by fish of large size, such as thirty-foot sharks and monster whales, when traveling at their best gait is something trem endous," continued Mr. Gray. "An ordinary tugboat, for instance, which represents a maximum of energy in a minimum of bulk, utilizes I imagine, about 200 horse-power. "Of course it is merely a surmise on my part, but I do not believe I am overestimating the mark in as suming that a seventy-foot whale makes use of fifty horse-power when propelling its huge bulk through the water at a rate of thirty miles an hour. "I find that sharks are capable of beating the fastest ocean greyhound afloat." Next year when Mr. Gray goes on his annual vacation he proposes mak ing a study of sea turtles, eels, and j helgomites Germany is Now Printing Daily 3,000,000,000 Marks Although the German printing presses are roaring day and night, pouring out a stream of paper money that totals 3,000,000,000 marks every twenty-four hours, only forty per cent of the demand for currency is being satisfied. Banks draw their money rations, but dole it out care fully. Demands for large amounts are paid only when the drawers can prove that the money is needed to meet a payroll or some emergency. Other customers are papid in curren cy and half by check on the Reiehs bank, which also is short of (paper money. In July the currency produc tion amounted to 6,000,000,000 marks a week. In August it rose to 500,000,000 daily and now it is 3,000,000,000 a day. More printers and presses are being put to work, but the inreasing demand keeps the shortage at the same ratio. ROTHSCHILD'S GOLDEN RULES The following maxims were found in the desk of Baron Rothschild, the banker, shortly after his death, in 1836, says London Tit-Bits: Carefully examine every detail of your business. Be prompt in everything. Take time to consider, but decide positively. Dare to go forward. Bear trouble patiently. Be hrave in the struggle of life. " Never tell business lies. Make no useless acquaintances. Never appear something more than you are. Pay your debts promptly. Shun strong liquor. Employ your time well. ' Do not reckon upon chance. Never 'be discouraged. Be polite to everybody. GET OUT AND WALK (By Theodore Roosevelt) There is no better tonic in the wide, wide world than a good walk in the open air. If your work keeps you inside most of the day, get up a little earlier and walk to work. It will make you feel better, make you bet ter able to do your work. As an old hunter once said, "The good Lord must have wanted every body to get lots of fresh air and sun shine, that's why he made so much of it." When, you walk, walk briskly, breathe deeply. You will find that it beats any amount of medicine, and it doesn't cost a cent. When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. BIG IDEAS Big ideas can Ibe expressed in few words: The ' Ten Commandments contain 297 .words; Lincoln's speech at Gettysburg, 266 ' words; St. Matthew's description of the Cruci fixion, 1200 words; the Declaration, of Independence, 1321 words; tha Sermon on the Mount, 2435 words; the Constitution of the United States, 2294 word3. Selected.