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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24', 192 l'
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT . . , ., . . ,11. !:.',!' iinunmiwimiiMi yiuuuiujiiuiuiaituiiiuui QUALITY price . . y SERVICE ' We Guarantee' Satisfaction STAPLE AND FANCY GRO CERIES, PRODUCE 7 OFFICERS7-J. A. CoTlinwood, President. D. F. Collinwood, . Cashier. J. H. Collinwood, Prest. , DIRECTOR J A. Collinwood, D. F. Collinwood, J. H. Collinwood, Ella Demorest, M. E. Collinwood. J - THE PLAINS STATE BANK , ' ; Plains, Kansas ; - CAPITAL STOCK AND SURPLUS ' . - ' $35,000.00 . . . " . . ' Service and Safety ' Are the PRIME ESSENTIALS in any Bank. We offer them to you.. Take advantage of this offer. Start an account with us--TODAY. COLLINWOOD BROTHERS ' Grain, Coal and Implements , Plains, Kansas What about those Spring Tools? Have you looked your machines over for reyairs, Authorized Agents for I. H. C. Machines and Repairs. ' , Phone 36 Plains, Kas. Cash Buyers of Eggs dnd Poultry THE FARMERS' STORE CO. Plains, Kansas. GREEN FRONT CAFE. The Place Where They-All Eat Regular Meals and Short Orders E. H. RAGSDALE, PrOp. Plains, Kansas SPAIN PRODUCE COMPANY Cream, Poultry, Hides, Furs - Holder of First Grade Cream Testers Permit for Over Six Years. Highest Prevailing Prices Al ways Service Unexcelled. J. G. SPAIN, Manager Plains, Kansas ANGELL BROTHERS FORD AGENTS. Goodyear Tires, United States Tires, Goodrich Tires. i m We mention the lowest prices in our line at this place. We chal lenge anyone to prove the con trary. We are allowing 10 per cent dis count for cash on Accessor- . ies, Tires, Tuoes and Oils 30x3 V2 Guaranteed Cas- ing '. $M.OO Gas 25c Lubricating oil, per quart. . . 18c DON T. EDWARDS "The Man Who'Sells Lancl" t Real Estate. Investments, Insurance, Loans. Plains' :: :: :;x Kansas THE PLAINS SCHOOLS DISTRICT NO. 16 .-. ' ' J. W. RUSSELL,. Clerk R. H. TRAYLOR, Treasurer; R. C. ELLIOTT, Director; W. C. FOWLER, Supt. Plains boasts of having one of the best schools of any town of its size in the state and the boast is well founded." A School, building '.modern in every) re spect has been erected, at a cost of 120,000, The school is fully accredited and offers a full four year course,; approved by the state schjool commissioners. .The enrollment in the high school is44 and in the grades 118. The school ranks high in athletics,, the High school five in Basketball standing i thp too in flic Rock Island leagued whMb has as members many towns several times as large as Plains. , " ' A well balanced board is back of the school system, and has employed as in structors only people of high standing in he educational world. The people of the town are surrounding territory are proud nf f he showinfl made dv me riams sciium and are back of them in every commenda ble effort.." Meade County, 1 . Kansas Plains, Kansas, has long been known as one of the good towns in the Southwest. ' Located n the south line of Meade county, it is far enough from the county seat that it commands the trade of a large scope of country, and as the years go on the town continues to keep pace with the agricultural development of the territory from which it derives its trade.. Almost in the beginning a few real live wires settled t Plains, and they inspired others to. greater effort and they have built up a little city of which they feel justly proud. The population of Plains is between four and five hundred, but there is activity enough in evidence for a town many times that size. A commercial club takes care of the public activities of the town and they put over some real programs; programs which would put many a larger town to shame. For instance, when the war made the newspaper game a losing venture, they lost their newspaper. But they did not rispair. they set about to locate a newspaper man who would take over the plant and they stayed with it until they suc ceeded and now Plains has a dandy little weeky news paper to keep the outside world informed as to the happenings at Plains. ( Plains has a municipally owned electric light and water system, three strong churches,' two good banks, and every line of business is well represented, with the exception of a bakery, flour mill, millinery store, pantatorium, picture show, and harness maker. A circular put out by the Plains Chamber of Commerce tells why any of these would do well in Plains, and anyone interested can get a copy of the circular -or any other information by writing the secretary. The folks up at Plains 'aresociable, kindly peopfn. good boosters and good citfzens. They have faith in the Plains of today as well as of the future, and they give a cordial welcome to all who visit the town, wheth er on a short business mission or are looking for a per-' manent home. Should you desire to locate in a good little town with a bright future, or should you want a farm home in a productive country with the advant ages offered by a town like Plains the information you warit can be secured from the Plains Chamber of Commerce or any of the live real estate firms advertis- . ing on the page.. The business men who are advertisers on this page . are among the best in the southwest and they are boost ing lor iheir town as well as their individual business, with the full realization that a good town and a goou country properly boosted is a good field in which t reap business success Tn .h limited Rnac at our command we will try to mention the live wire firms of the city although we realize we cannot in any way do them justice. Among the young growing firms of Plains .Is the Farmers Store Company of Plains. This company was organized four years ago in the old Ball Manu facturing Co., building and has enjoyed a remarkable growth under the management of a bunch of live, en ergetic farmers. During the past year they nave erected on main street a modern brick and concrete building and now have a building equal to anything in the southwest. Their aim has been to serve the public and give a square deal and their rapid rise in the business world is the best evidence of their realization of their effort. The Green Front Cafe, conducted by E. H. Rags- dale, is a popular place about meal time, for the public have come to realize this as a first class place to ap pease their hunger. Mr. Ragsdale and his assistants take especial pains mat me patrons 01 ine piece, are promptly, and properly fed, and this is bringing them back as well as their friends. J. G. Spain, of the Spain Produce Company, came to -Plain in 1915 to take a nosition as elevator foreman and manager of the cream department of the Plains Equity Exchange, resigning that to accent a position with the Chatten-Kiddoo Lumber Co. When he de cided to go into business for "himself in November, 1920, he started in the produce line and his previous experience and standing enabled him to build up a suc cessful business in a very short time. He will be glad to see you any time you have produce to sell. ' Angell Bros, came to Plains in 1888 and have been engaged in farming ever since. In January they pur chased the Cash Motor Company .and the Plains Motor Co., and erected one of the best garages in the South west, which with their 'equipment cost thdm around $18,000. They carry a stock valued at close to $20,--" 000 so it will readily be seen that thmeir's ii busi ness bf more than ordinary magnitude: They have all necessary machinery for doing hjgh' class repair work. They have recently installed ah automatic ah- station and here you can get plenty of air day or night. They also have a visible gas pump and are agents for Ford cars, Trucks and Fordson Tractors. Don T. Edwards is the hlsrh tension real estate man of Plains. He has been a Tesident of the county since '85, when he came with his parents to Plains, then 40 miles from a railroad with Dodge City the closest rail road point. He started in the land business in 1901, locating homesteaders on land around Plains at $10 per head. In 1902 he and John W. Baughman formed a partnership under the name and style of Edwards & Baughman, who conducted a general real estate busi ness until 1909 , at which time the firm was dissolved and Don T. Edwards started a real estate and insur ance business under his own name. Edwards is a real live one, square "dealer in dir t" and has made many families happy by locating them on the paying farms of Meade and adjoining counties. The Plains schools are well handled in another place on this page, but we might add that the schools nave been the drawing card which has brought many set ters to Plains and Plains, territory. The Plains State bank is one of the best boosting institutions in the own. It is not only strong finan cially, but its officers and directors are ever on the alert to advance the interests of their community. Ably officered and capably managed it has become one of the strong, banks of the southwest and enjoys the confidence of the people to a marked degree. Ev ery courtesy consistent with the rules of successful banking is accorded their patrons and is responsible for their steady growth. Collingwood Brothers, dealers in Grain, Coal and Implements, is among the older and more substantial firms of Plains. They built an elevator in 1906 and it has been under the present management ever since. They are agents for the I. H. C. line of implements and have a good business in that line. The nam of Collingwood has come to be known as the equivalent for a square deal whether buyer or seller, and their continued activity in tne business Iieid is in a measure due to this fact. They are also boosters for their town and community. W. S. Malonely and sons have again taken charge of tneir care, alter an absence, during which time it was leased. While under the old management it was a bod- ular place it is mose so nowfor Mr. Maloney and his sons are known as first class restaurant people and they know how to please the trade. They have lot of friends who are glad they are again a part of the business life of Plains. They are good citizens and live boosters. N. L. Howard conducts the Plains Industrial Iron Worki and has done so for the past seven years. . Mr. Howard carries a good stock of -metal shaftings, etc., does all kinds of engine, wagon and buggy repair work as well as all kinds of machine and blacksmith work. Few towns the size of Plains have such a well equipped or well managed shop and Mr. Howard is kept busy catering to the people of the town and community. He is also not slow as a booster and stands high in the community. Plains is fortunate in having the Chatten-Kiddoo Lumber Company as one of the business firms. The yard was established in 1909 and since that time has been under the management of J.' W. Russell. They claim the honor of having the largest yards and better sheds than any firm west of Hutchinson, and enjoy a fine business. The company never loses an opportun ity to boost for Plains or satisfy a customer and they are successful to a marked degree. Laura B. Graham, local manager of the Meridian Creamery Company has been in charge of the station since last April and has enjoyed a good business. The company is known as a square dealing firm and cus tomers of Mrs. Graham have no ca' oe to complain of the way their buriness is hantUad. While the business has been very satisfactiiy the past year the manage ment anticipates a gradual increase in the months to come. Most everybody in and about Plains knows O. R. Click, who conducts an up-to-date blacksmith shop .in the city. Click is a popular fellow and a first class workman. He has 'a good 'equipment and knows how to use every piece of it. He is an expert with the oxy money by making repairs where otherwise new parts gen-acetlyene welder and saves the people a lot of would have to be bought for their machines. The Elder Mercantile Company was established in Plains four years ago, by J. W. Elder who is owner and manager of the business. He has been in the mer cantile business for the past twelve years, and ' has been in the county twenty years. He carries good lines and makes good prices and his is one of the live and popular business places of the town. A. J. and L: F. Parsons established the business in 1888 and incorporated under the name of The Parsons Mercantile Company, in 1916. Their 23 years of friendly dealing with the public has served to make the name of Parsons a household word in every, family in this territory. The have big lines ofl high class merchandise and enjoy a wonderful patronage. THE BEST PLACE TO BUY EVERYTHING . THP PARSONS MERCHANDISE COMPANY Plains, Kansas -' i MALONEY'S CAFE I AND CONFECTIONERY , Regular Meals and Short Orders Our Customers "Never Go Away '- Dissatisfied. . .yvv .. v., - Plains, Kansas j . ... . .1 PLAINS INDUSTRIAL IRON ' WORKS , N. L. Howard. Prop. A full line of ring stock, bronze bushings and shafting. Machine work of all kinds promptly and neatly done. ' Machine and Blacksmith Work We repair Engines, Wagons and Buggies Plains, Kansas CHATTEN-KIDDOO LUMBER COMPANY . BUILDING MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS All Lumber Under , Our Shed Complete Line of Shelf Hardware. Plains, Kansas MERIDIAN CREAMERY CO. Always Top . Market Price Paid for Cream. . Laura B. Graham,, Mgr. Plains, Kas. . O. R. CLICK BLACKSMITHING and -. ACETYLENE WELDING Plains, Kansas When Doing Your Spring Shop ping, Do not Forget ..' THE ELDER MERCANTILE CO. .-New goods now in, consisting of silka, flaxon, dotted Swiss and organdies. Ging; hams, 16c to 30c. Percales and cheviots as low as te lowest ,Trr trading with an ex clusive Dry Goods Store and see how well you will be satisfied. SPRING LINES WILL 6E CARRIED IN SEASON. COME IN AND SEE OUR SATURDAY SPECIAL.