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THE HAYS FREE PRESS, HAYS, KANSAS.
ARE FARMERS GOING TO BE QUITTERS? There seems to be a disposition on the part of the farmer to quit. Not so much to quit producing as to quit trying1 to better his condition in any organized way. We have met with a good many disappointments but we have tackled a big job, and we have expected too much in the way of re sults in too short a time. We have expected too much from those we have chosen as leaders without giving them proper support. , It might be of interest to some of our farm bureau members to know some of the reasons advanced by their neighbors for being "quitters." The most frequent one advanced is short age of money. It's true we are short of money, but that is the hest reason in the world why we should "carry on." This is not a charitable propo sition, neither is it a luxury; it is a necessity under existing conditions. We must, in some way, better our selves or go out of business. The question is is the farm bu reau worth the money? Let us see. What have we done that has meant a money saving to us? Would we have been any worse off than we are if we had had no farm bureau? may be better than you think. The situation's not at all peculiar to the farm bureau. A secretary of a local grange sent out an appeal to 270 members to pay their dues to pre vent annulment of their -insurance contracts. He got seven checks in reply. Another, a Farmers' Union secretary, reports half the members of his local paid up for the year. Others are reporting similar exper iences. What does it mean? Are we going to lose at this time all we have gained in the past year? Or do you consider we have gained nothing? Was the president of the Chicago Board of Trade right when he said, in effect, "The farmer should go back and slop his hogs and let some one else tend to his marketing?" Are we going to withdraw our sup port from the "farm bloc" and let the "financial bloc," the "manufacturer's bloc," the "railroad bloc," and the "soap bloc" run our national legisla tion without let or hindrance? (First published in the Hays Free Press, September 14, 1922.) PUBLIC LAND SALE Department of the Interior U. S. Land Office at Topeka, Kansas, August 25, 1922 Notice is herehy given that, as directed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, under provisions of iec. 2455, R. S., pursuant to the application of Carl Werth, Serial No. 05493, we will offer at public sale, to the highest bidder, but at not less than $3.00 per acre, at 10 o'clock A. M., on the 18th day of October, 1922, next, at this office; the following tract of land: NE,4 NE Sec. 26, T. 15 S., R. 19 W. The sale will not be kept open, but win be declared closed when those present at the hour named have ceased bidding. The person making the highest bid will be required to im mediately pay to the Receiver the amount thereof. Any persons claiming adversely the above-described land are advised to me tneir claims, or ODjections, on or before the time designated for sale. C. W. Miller, to Register. You, as an individual member, have ; (First published in the Hays Free j just as much a responsibility in this Press, September 14, 1922.) j matter as have those you, by your j ROAD NOTICE vote, have chosen as officers. The ! State of Kansas, Ellis County, ss: least you can do is pay your dues and j Office of County Clerk. rpnpw vour nido-p of fealtv tn ati or-1 Hays, Kansas, September 7, 1922 j renew jour pledge ol lealty to an or- TQ WH0M IT MAY CONCERN: j ganization that stands for a better Xake Notice, That a legal petition ; agriculture, a square deal in market- signed by Jacob Bollig and other I ins and legislation, and a better ' xiousenoiaers oi iuiis lownsnip, in In the first place a careful check up of state and government reports! rperic n citizenshiD Ralph Snvder. i said County, has been presented to furnishes evidence that farm bureau counties in comparison with non-farm bureau counties show an increased productian per acre in every case, in some countie's amounting to as high as 180,000 bushels, of wheat per year, without any extra help and with practically no extra expense. One case showed an increase of thirty bushels per acre of potatoes; in every case a decrease of mortality among Power of the Sun's Rayi. The sun's milium energy lias been estimated as lieing equal to that which would be iejuired to pump from the ocean enou;'li water to supply a Nia gara "o.Gt'o luili-s wide. To equal the energy u!rh i-arth receives from the un v u nl i.-iil for a row of Nia garas eni-in-liii- me earth three times, with every l'. it ii - j . n-1 nj uf energy util ized ill eieeliii- liorse power. j the Board of County Commissioners, praying ior tne location of a road, as follows, viz: Beginning at the Northwest Corner of Section 16, Twp. 14, Range 20, thence East one mile on the section line between sections 9 and 16, Twp. 14, Range 20, and terminating at the hogs on account of cholera, running ! as hi-h as 700 ner cent as comnarpd First Published in the Hays .Free as mn as. uu per cent, a3 compared Press, September 7, 1922.) to no decrease m counties without ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE farm bureaus. ! State of Kansas, Ellis County, ss. If that is not enough evidence for In th Prbate Curt in and for said , ,1 County, the county farm bureau program let j Tn the matter of the Estate of Chris- us consider the poultry activities, in- j tian Peterstn, Deceased. i sect control, plant disease control, Notice is hereby given that Letters boys and girls club work and so many i f Administration have been granted , other activities of the county agent Christian Petersen, late of said Coun and the county organization. ty. deceased, bv the Honorable, the Probate Court of the County and 1 BUSINESS CARDS f REA & FLOOD Attorneys-at-Law Office over Citizens State Bank Phone 129 - Hays, Kansas Is our state and national work worth the money? Is it woch any thing to us as farmers to have our in terests looked after in transportation as tax payers, a scitizens in a legisla as tax payers, as citizens in a legisla after in that way? Let us see. We helped to hold down freight rates when the Interstate .Commerce Commission granted, under the Esch Cummins Law, a rate equivalent to Si's per cent dividend to railroads. That was high enough, but had it not been for our organization, it would have been higher. We assisted in securing reductions, the past year, in freight rates, first in hay and grain, and then in all. farm commodities. We have secured many adjustments of differences with railroads, through our national transportation depart ment. We have assisted in securing the enactment of more favorable agricul tural legislation in the past two years that never was enacted before co operative marketing laws, both state and national; warehouse act, state and national; stock yards control act, state and national; future trading act. We have assisted in defeating the Nolan bill, the daylight saving law and are backing up the truth-in-fabric bill and the Muscle Shoals proposi tion. We have assisted in accomplishing these things. We do not claim the whole credit. But we do claim that without the state and American farm bureau federations these things could not hae come to pass. j We cannot accomplish such things as individuals. Things are not done that way any more. Others are not going to do things for us. We have depended on that too often and too often have had things done to us. Other people are just as selfish as we are. We are hard up! Sure we are. It is a very small per cent of our farm ers that have not lost more money during the past two years than they made in the preceeding three. Is that any reason why we should lay down on our backs with our heels up in the air like whipped curs? It is the best reason in the world why we should stand up like good American men and fight our own battles. We cannot do mai oy allowing some one else to carry our load. We hear men say tney are quitting all farm organiza tions. This is no time to be a quitter. We hear many other excuses offer ed for not doing our part. One fre- quenuy neara is that the county agent is no good. Do you quit the farm because you have a poor hired man? You don't; you get another one. Do your part. You may be able to help the situation by helping to make the agent you have better. May be you don't like the county bureau president, the state bureau president, or state secretary. There is a remedy at hand. There is to be an election this winter. Put them out and get other men in their places. A least get acquainted with them- Thev State aforesaid, dated the 4th day of September A. D. 1922. Now, all per sons having claims egainst the said J Estate, are hereby notified that they j must present the same to the under- J signed for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they i may be precluded from any benefit of such estate; and that if such claims be not exhibited within two years after the date of said Letters, they shall be forever barred. Anna J. Petersen, Administratrix of the Estate of Christian Petersen, Deceased. Attest: J. B. Gross, t3 Probate Judge. (First published in the Hays Free j Press, September 14, 1922.) LEGAL NOTICE State of Kansas, Ellis County, ss. In the Probate Court of Said County and State. In the Matter of the Estate of Verna Reemsnyder, Deceased. Notice of Final Settlement , Creditors and all other persons in terested in the aforesaid estate, are hereby notified that on the 9th day of October, 1922, I shall apply to the Probate Court sitting at the Court House in the City of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, for a full and final settlement of said estate and for an order of the Court finding and ad judging who are the heirs of Verna Reemsnyder, Deceased. Isea A. Gosser, Attest: J. B. Gross, Executrix. 4t Probate Judge. DR. H. B. NEISWANGER Dentist Citizens State Bank Bldg. Phone 294 DR. JOSEPH F. DREILING DENTIST . J. S. Dreiling's Building Victoria, - - Kansas J. R. BETTHAUSER, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Successor to Geo. P. Hemm Office Phone 485 Rec. Phone 257 DR. O. A. HENNERICH Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 106 East Juniata Street Hays, KansaJ DR. CHAS. F. LITTLE Physician and Surgeon Office in Wiesner Building Office Phone 240 Res. Phone 283 imiy aid mi fads Army Wool Shirts, Under wear, Blankets, Overcoats, Raincoats, Gloves, Etc. Also Army Harness, Sad dles aud harness supplies, HAYS, KANSAS E 6 wo Northeast Corner of Section 16, Twp. 14, Range 20. ! And that said Board has appointed j John Jacobs, Frank Atwood and I Joseph Goetz, Viewers, who will meet at the place of beginning of said road, as petitioned for, on the 27th day of September, 1922, and proceed to view said road as the law directs, at which time and place all persons interested may attend and have a hearing. In case said Viewers fail to meet on the day designated, they may meet on the following day, as pro vided by law, without further notice. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. . WITNESS my hand and seal of said County, this 7th day of Septem ber, 1922. M. A. Basgall, (L-S) County Clerk. (First published in the Hays Free Press, August 31. 1922.) ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE State of Kansas, Ellis County, ss. In te Probate Court in and for said County. In the Matter of the Estate of Fred erck Lisser, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration have been granted to the undersigned, on the Estate of Frederick Lisser, late of said County, deceased, by the Honorable, the Pro bate Court of the County and State aforesaidrdated the 28th day of Aug ust, A. D. 1922. Now, all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby notified that they must present tae same to the undersigned for allowance within one year from the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such, estate; and that if such claims be not exhibited within two years after the date of said Letters, they shall be for ever barred. Herbert W. 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