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THtJRSliAYi FEBRUARY 17,' 1921
THK LIBERAL DAILY DEMOCRAT The Liberal Democrat J. B. MILLER ...Owner Entered m second class matter Jan nary 6, 1911, at the post office at Liberal, Kansas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Published Every Thursday at Liberal, Seward County, Kansas. , OFFICIAL" PAPER OF SEWARD COUNTY, LIBERAL CITY AND UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE Subscription Price - -. fl.50 Per Year WARN OF GREEN BUG OUT BREAK. Manhattan, Kaa. Feb. 16. Within thet last- few davs many inquiries have come to the Kansas State Agri cultural college for information on ulA fTFOhnmlifv nf a maak hnn a break this srring, according to Mr. George Dean state entomologist Al ready several notices have appear ed In papers that have caused consid erable alarm. The facts in the case are that at the present time no green ougs nave Deen taKen in tne Kansas wheat fields. None has been report ed from Oklahoma as yet But in five of the northern counties' of Tex- ras there is threatening infestation. Just what the development may be within the next few weeks no one can say at this time. "For several weeks the climatic conditions throughout Kansas, Okla- ttnnr.a. nnA northern Tptar Yiava hpen favorable for the green bug," Mr. Dean says. "Should we have a cold, backward spring, we have good rea sons to expect an outbreak. Every year since the Introduction of the green bug in the southwest there has been in the early winter and spring local infestations in Texas and some other districts of the southwest, al though with the exception of two or three occasions they have not been, as serious as the one in northern Texas is at present. "In the meantime, while we are waiting for developments, every wheat grower and every county farm bureau man in Kansas and Oklaho ma should examine the wheat fields carefully and if plant lice of any sort are found they should be sent to periment station for determination, the state agricultural college or ex Too much emj-htois cannot be placed on the importance of locating the early local infestations." This insect is pale green in color with a dark irregular line running down the middle of the back. The eyes are black and Bhow distinctly against the pale green of the body. The antennae, for a small part at the base, are black, while the horns at the roar end of the body are only tipped with black. An infestation of the green bug destroyed many fields of oats are severely damaged wheat in Oklahoma and the southern part of Kansas in 1916. SEED TESTS MADE FREE. Manhattan, Kas. Feb. 16.. Free germination tests of farm seeds are made for residents of Kansas by the seed laboratory of the agricultural college. A large number of farmers take advantage of this service every year. For germination tests samples of not less than 200 of the common farm seeds should be supplied according to Prof. L. E. Call, head of the agron omy department. These samples Bhould be addressed: Seed Labora tory, Agronomy Department, Kansas State Agricultural College,' Man hattan, Kansas. It requires approximately two weeks to complete and report back germination tests. This amount of time should be allowed for reports on any samples submitted. The seed laboratory will also make purity tests of alfalfa and grass seed. It is important in purchasing grass and alfalfa seed to know that the seed contains no troublesome weeds. This can easily be determined by hav ing samples examined for purity be fore the seed is sown, or better yet, before it is purchased. CARD OF THANKS We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends who so kindly assisted us at the time of the death of our daughter, and for the floral offerings, and most of all for their sincere sympathy in this, our time of deep sorrow. M. L. Grover and Family. Miss Jo Randies left for Texhoma today, where she has a position with the Rock Island offices. SAYS MISS WEIGNES WAS FIRST PROMOTOR Arkalon, Kansas, Feb. 14, 1921. Editor Den.ociat, . " Friend Mi.ier: . , . In jo. r weekly dated 2-10-21, we notice Miss Ethel Davis is given the credit for being the lirst teacher in Seward county to serve' soups, etc., ' to the school children with their reg ular lunches. In the school tern of 1918-1919,' Miss, Vivian Weigner, who taught Riverview school in district 20 serv-j ed her scholars with hot soups, co-! coa, etc., at noon. While Miss Davis really deserves truch credit lor what she has done ior the children, Miss Weigner was really the :irst and probably too far ahead ot the times to gain recogni tion for such services. ' The work is really deserving of a great deal of praise and worthy of the cooreration of all school patrons. Back up Brother Miller, Miss Wegi ner was number one ; Respectfully, G. A. KRELL. Truant officer of Seward county, except citv of Liberal. 1 I tewis E. Wood of Omaha, Neb., manager of the head office of the Taylor-Jenkins Optical Company, is in the city this week. Mr. Wood is a member of the firm which manufac tures all kinds of optical goods, and he is now opening a branch at Wich ita. Lewis is a son of a former newspaper partner of the Democrat editor, and we had not seen him since he was a small boy. Lewis reports a nice business in Liberal, and says this is a real, honest-to-goodness town. A letter has been received by rel atives of the illness of Burton Du cLco. Friends will remembejr of bois. He is in a hospital at San Fran- late' enlistment in the navy, and all hope for a very speedy recovery. 4 i Mrs. J. L. Smith, who has been here the past few days visiting her daugh ters, Lela -Mae and Libbie, returned to her home in Pratt Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith arrived Tuesday from Topeka, and will make a short visit with the tatter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Buchanan. lb (ft I I I will sell at my place, 6 miles north and 2 east of Liberal; the following property, beginning at 1:00 p. m. Tuesday, Febr. 22nd Horses 1 . Black Percheron Horse, 4 years old. 1 Black Mare 3 years old, ' weight the two, 2600 lbs. 1 Smooth Mouth Horse. 1 Gray Mare. Cattle 1 Red Short Horn Cow 3 years old; good milker ;fresh soon. 1 White Face Cow. 1 Calf three months old. Hogs and Chickens 4 Fat Hogs, weight 185 lbs. 55 Chickens, Plymouth Rocks. 1 Rarley Davidson Motorcycle with side car, 1918 Model. Some Household Goods and other things too numerous to mention. Implements I Oliver lister; good as new. 1 John Deere Lister Cultivator, single row. 1 Six Shovel Cultivator. 1 Three Section Harrow. 1 Grain Wagon with tip-top box. 1 Wagon with rack. 1 Wagon with box. 1 Hog Scalding Vat. -1 Sulky Plow. 1 Canton Walking Cultivator. 1 Monitor Wheat Drill. 1 Ten Disk Van Brunt Wheat Drill. 1 Satley Lister, 1 row. 2, Sets Work Harness in good shape. 1 Set Single Harness. 20 Rods Woven Hog Fence. 200 Shocks of Bundle Feed. 1 Studebaker Roadster. 1 Ford Roadster. .TERMS: 8 months' time will be given, purchaser to give bank able paper, drawing interest at the rate of 10 per cent from date of sale.,, 5 per cent discount for cash. Sums of $10 and under, Cash, without discount. , W, E. CARSON, Owner 'i :.'i j . .... . . , - i ....... t , .... R. W. Dickerson, Auctioneer T. A. Tegarden, Clerk MMnniiiiiiw i Don 't Shackle Yourself With Debt jr :!&. '4.. . '. t V WW I "i Man ya man works hard for his money and spends it foolishly goes into debt and figuratively shackles himself. Save your money systematically and remove the handicapping iron bracelets. It's a simple matter. Open an account today. Courte ous, helpful, individual attention is given every depos itor. The First National Bank IifliiMiiiiimiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiitmiiiiimiiiimm The Kansas State Agricultural college is the first college in the United States to offer an approved correspondence course for wounded soldiers. The course was only re cently approved by the federal board for vocationcl education. Accord ing to the plans made the men enrolled in this course were assem bled at the college during Farm and Home week. The expenses of the men were paid and special courses of instruction were given them during the entire week. A horse that is easily bridled re flects humane treatment by the owner. MRS. EDNA TUCKER GAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL PARTIES The following statement has been issued by the Collector of Internal Revenue, W. H. L. Pepperell: "Copies of the Income Tax Prim er, recently issued by the Bureau of Interntal Revenue, which contains questions and answers relative to the filing of income tax returns, are now available at the office of the Collector of Internal Revenue, at Wichita, Kansas. Copies may be obtained through the Collector's of fice and are not being mailed from Washington." M. F. Fitzgibbons, chief engineer for the National Tile Silo Company. is here to erect the work cnotracted by O. D. Nickel. Mr. Fitzgibbons an expert in silo and water tank work, and the jobs he erects are pre fect. He comes here from Okla homa City, and reports a most fav orable business'outlookjor .spring and summer. He will likely remain here several weeks. Lee Larrabee and J. E. George en tertained the party of friends who participated, in s coon hunt on Sharpe's creek last night, by serving coon in real Southern style. hTose enjoying the repast were Joe Bryson, John Moss, Wm. Hunter, Chas. Tay lor, L. L. Holland and R. E. Colvin. Wade Zimmerman was a business visitor in the city Tuesday. Mr. Zimmerman is interested in the Blue Bell Community club and visited the county superintendent's office to get material for a debate on consolidat ed schools o be given soon. Miss Lena Hanner. office attendant for Drs. Messersmith and Trekell, and who was operated on at local nos pital Tuesday, is getting along as well as could be expected at this time. Mrs. Edna Tucker was hostess to a delightful valentine party at her home Tuesday afternoon when she entertained at a bridge luncheon. This afternoon she entertained at a Kensington. The rooms were very beautifully decorated with hearts and other val entine designs, and the electric lights were shaded with red globes, which gave a pleasing glow to the rooms. Delicious luncheons were served each afternoon. . A number of Odd Fellows .wish to express their appreciation for the splendid refreshments that were served to them by C. E. Waide, of the Annex Cafe, last week, after one of the meetings of the I. O. O. F., when special degree work was put on. About fifty members were in the party. The Woman's Club library will not be opened to i night as is the custom. Nearly all of the books have been returned during the. quarantine, and probably by next week the library will be open to let books. Watch the Democrat for the announcement. J. N. Evans returned today from Wichita, where he represented Lib eral Chapter, No. 65, at the meeting of the. Grand . Chapter Royal Arch Masons. Mr. Evans reports a very Interesting meeting. Mrs. -Lake, one of the Liberal prim ary teachers who has been at local hospital the past few days, is report ed as getting along very nicely. Mrs. Beatte was selected as a substitute during the absence of Mrs. Lake. The Presbyterian Manse will be the scene of a Valentine party this evening when the Westminister Guild girls will be entertained by Rev. and Mrs. Barrier. SHOWN IN KANSAS LEGIS LATURE; CONVENE EARLIER Solont Will Endeavor to Make Up for Tim Lost. oTpeka, Feb. 16. The Kansas leg islature Monday, went into the sixth week of the season without a single law of state-wide importance having been put on the statute books and realization that much time had been spent and very little done was probably responsible for the speed ing up efforts that were being made. From now on, the house will con vene every morning at 9 o'clock in stead of 10 and the senate "showed some speed" Monday when it conven ed at 2 o'clock in the afernoon in stead of four. One of the reasons for the poor showing that has been made is the large amount of time devoted to the administration's industrial court di vorce proceedings. Bills divorcing the court and reestablishing the utili ties commission, have held the atten tion of the lawmakers for weeks and these bills still are some distance from the statute books. Although biiik to carrv out the gov ernor's program have en passed by both to .'?, ttey ere not the ssmo bills and the difference? will have to be ironed out. Conference commit tee have been appointed in botb toutes o undertake this task. Frrrr. no- on much of the legir tstiuet time wiU be taken up with appropriation measures. Sheriff and Mrs. W. O. Nelson and Janitor T. G. Hubbard were busy people this morning, cleaning their offices at the court house. The broken plate glass window in the Pullman Cafe had to be rein forced Tuesday afternoon to prevent the heavy wind from blowing it out. D. B. Almond of Hutchinson, ar rived Tuesday night on a business trip. Mr,. andMrSi- Harold Moore left . Tuesday for Gate, Okla., where they will make a short visit with relatives and friends. The Fankhouser public sale will be held tomorrow, at which Robt Dick erson will officiate. Mr. Fankhous er lives southeast of the city. . Frank Parkes came up from Hook er Tuesday evening, to look after the wrestling match tonight, he being one of the promoters. C. A. McCleery and Philip Byers of Winteset, Iowa, arrived in the city Tuesday night, and were guests at the Hotel Sanford Geo. S. Gilbert of the Grand Val ley neighborhood, was in' the city Tuesday, transacting ' business mat ters. , ' Mr. and Mrs. Van of Plains, wen visitors in the city Tuesday.