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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2!, 1921
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LIBERAL'S STREETS WERE NEVER IN BETTER CONDITION , im AH Sactioai of th City Gradinf . Hu Bmb Dob and Draff lag . I ' la -Evidence ',' .' "'' ' ? ' A. few days ago a reporter for the Democrat took a drive over the city te inspect the street work being done aau was much surprised at the mag nitude of the undertaking in the line . tf street improvement . ; .' , J. T. Newby, "councilman from the third ward was placed at the head i the street and 'alley department, and instructed to inaugurate a SyS- log the entire town,' and .the result I his work is a great Improvement hi not only the looks of the streets hut the city as well. . Practically every laid out street has been graded at this time, and when the work is finished there will not be a street but what has been .graded, even in the most remote parts of the city. Mr. Newby figures that every property owner pays taxes for the benefits of the city and that each ne is entitled to have a share of the improvements made by the city, and for this reason the people living in' the remote parts of the city have bad their streets, put in good condi tion. The purchase of an additional tractor enable the street department to not only grade the streets but to drag them after a fall of moisture to keep them in good shape, and one tan make a drive to any part of town without getting off a graded street Mr. Wilson, who is in charge of the work has proven himself thoroughly competent to handle the department and is busy whenever weather conditions permit him to be at work, with the result that no town in the country has better look ing streets or more of them. In the extreme northeast ajid southeast parts of town there were many streets never touched with a grader, the townsite having the ap pearance of a stretch of country dotted here biW there with houses. The grading of the streets has made this a part of the town, and the im provement is most noticeable in these districts. No favoritism was shown in the work, the grader moving steadily that every district should have its share of street improvement. Another thing which shows the in clination of the present council to give both, service and economy is in the placing of crossings. They had Al. t , 1.2.1. 1 iiie crusBifigs wiiiuu were remuveu from the streets paved, removed to other locations over the city where crossings" wer needed), and now there ia not stretch, of walk not connect ed with crossings. These crossings cost on an average of something like twenty dollars each, where a new crossing would have cost in the neighborhood, of . seventy. ; dollars, making a big saving, yet giving the people the benefit of a good sub stantial crossing together was( well done and, they loom as well as many of, the built-in crossings.of the city. r Surely no- one' carrhave a kick on the work "of the couirtii1 m"the matter of, street work. Can creek has been cleaned and deepened almost entire ly across the city and in case of a heavy rain will hardly be the nui sance it has been .on . previous occas ions.': ' : Y7 :: I There are still few bad places on older , streets, but the street de partment has .them 'spotted and Just just as soon as the work can be done these will be taken care of. Now , that the streets have been put in nice shape it ia up to the peo ple to stop throwing rubbish, papers, etc., of t where it will be blown about. Butn all papers and refuse matter and help the city dads in making the town a pleasing place to yisit. They deserve the co-operation of all in this way. i . ' HIGGINS WELL 3.840 FET The Higgins well is now down 3, 840 feet, with 800 feet of salt wat er. The drill has gone through the salt water and again in solid forma tion. A meeting will be held at Hig- gins Saturday to raise $2,500 for put ting the . well down to 4,200 feet The well is cased for 8,520 feet, with 80 feet more ofr casing on the works. The well will have to be undernamed 820 feet, which will take about 12 days when the drill can go on down with the hole. Volume One, number one of the Ochiltree County ( Texas) Herald is a new daily paper in the Lone Star State, published at Perryton, one of the new towns on the 'Santa Fe rail road,' an extension west from - the main line out of Shattuck Oklahoma. The paper contains two six column pages and devotes the greater part of its first issue in the boosting of a Sunshine butter factory for the lit tle city. In the face of all the hard luck experienced by the newspaper men generally for the past several years in the Great Southwest, it must be said the publisher of the Daily Herald has some nerve to start a daily in a town the size of Perryton. Here's hopin' the editor wijl make it a success financially and the paper prove to be a real live wire in the field he attempts to attract attention. The county .commissioners of Has kell county at a special meeting held Monday of last week ordered a spec ial election to be held In that county on March 22 for the purpose of vot ing the proposition of building a court house and jail at a cost of forty thousand dollars at Sublette. . a- ' The degree team of tne I. O. O. F. Lodge of Kismet went to Forgan Tuesday of, last week and put on the second degree at a big meeting of the order held in that city. Besides the degree team quite a few other members of the Kismet Lodge 'were present. It is said over one hundred Odd Fellows were present and the big hall was taxed to its full capa city with delegations from other lodges in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. A big feed was served and all prevent enjoyed the occasion very much. ,. ' , Many of the property owners in Liberal are making preparations to doll up their homes as soon as the weather permits with a new dress of paint There ia nothing that attracts or beautifies a home more than . to have he house and outbuildings all clean and fresh with a new coat of paint. This natural remedy for wood makes the house have the same ap pearance when properly applied as the young lady's face when its de fects are cleverly covered with, well, you' all know what we mean. Let's make the homes of Liberal look as pretty as our girls. Every member of the American Legion in Liberal and Seward county will wear a blood-red poppy on the lapel of his coat May 81st, in mem ory of his comrades who gave their lives during the world war, if plans formulated by the state officials of of the Legion are carried out. The red poppy was chbsen as the official memprial flower of the Legion at the National Convention held in Cleve land, Ohio, last September. Plans for the distribution of silk poppies to 'many Legion " Posts throughout the country for all members have been made by the parent organiza tion for the benefit of war orphans. This indeed will be a fitting tribute to the brave young men who laid down their Jives on the battlefields of France in a cause that stirred nearly every civilized nation on the face of the globe to action. In this city it would be well for the churches to hold Memorial services in honor of the departed and for the Btores to decorate their buildings as a mark of tribute and respect. 1 ' Miss Rita Warren of Tyrpne was a Liberal shopper Monday. ' Liberal needs a good live Chamber of Commerce and needs it bad. Being the hub of the Great Southwest and the largest city on the Rock Island railroad between Pratt and AmarUlo Texas, there axe many who tin all probability would become interested in making profitable investments for the city if they could get the neces sary information desired concerning the town and future prospects. Men of money are always looking for some good point where they can make investments upon which they can realize reasonably if the town and trade territory is sufficient in ducement Liberal has a wonderful future and this is realized by every citizen within ber corporate limits but there is no city that ever became a wonder in population or as a busi ness getter that depended absolutely upon the natural increase caused through local marriages. You have got to get the people here over the Rock Island instead of the stork rdute, end about the best way to commence doing this and get some (needy results is to organize a good, lire Chamber of, Commerce f all the members of which will be interested a little bit more in the future of the town and the Southwest than they are in its present state. A real good secretary with pep can do a world of good in interesting the putslde people in a city that has such a bright future as Liberal. Come on, fellows, let's get together and make the Chamber of Commerce of Liberal the live wire organization of its kind in Kansas. It will put us on the map in a conspicuous way and attract those who are looking for a location in which to invest capital. LONGWELL NICELY LOCATED . ON NORTH KANSAS AVENUE Potatoes We have about a half car left and will close them out at 2- 00 Per Cwt. Let us supply your needs. APPLES, FLOUR GARDEN SEED SEED BARLEY All kinds of Feed. 1 Vickers Grain and Seed Company E. J. Longwell, successor to the Chris Buchfink shoe shop, has moved the enuiDment to the building for merly occupied by Harry G. (Arm strong on North Kansas Avenue and is now arranged ready to handle shoe repairing of all kinds. . Longwell says he is Just outside the main business section of the town but that if there is anything to the story of the mouse trap he will .con tinue to draw a good business. The Rebekah lodge enjoyed a very delightful time at the hall Monday night. Severil new members were initiated, and after all business mat ters were transacted a delicious lunch was served. ' Mrs.J. N Maxwell is assisting at Boles' store this morning during the absence of Mrs. C. G. Howard who is entertaining out of town relatives wmmjmmimw.ji j i i :: mum fC A ft i : I i ' .. . . ' ; ; i. -. v . V ; ' i v. ' Spring 's Contribution To Women 's Clothes EXQUISITE and CHARMING are two adjectives that ably express the feeling that women possess for the new Spring Styles in Suits, Frocks and Wraps. That is the general opinion of those women who are noted for their excel- lent discrimination in their wearing apparel. You find the contribution to the fashions for Spring decidedly inter esting this season probably more so than any other Spring in recent years. Frank G. Boles ' Dry Goods, Furnishings arid Shoes y4 V T-fjl, Are You Tired Of Hearing Xhat Faucet Drip We can end the trouble for you, and the time to do it is now. Look 'em overall through the house, faucets, water closets and bath cocks. It will pay you to let us fix these and take t care of any other jobs that need attention. What can be repaired now may have to be' entirely replaced if you delay too long. Malone '& Co. Phone 42 West Second A -5dk Tilt v HAPPY HEARTY HEALTHY Are they who eat at the SOUTH SIDE HOTEL ' Here yon get all you can eat for the price of a meal, and it is cooked and served just as it is in your own home.' Clean, wholesome food in generous quantity makes this a pop ular place to dine. Yon owe it to yourself to give us a trial SOUTH SIDE HOTEL Libe'ivl, Kansas raranniraraiiniiiiiiiraini' unwnnmiffjnroii;mimiiHBiiumnaBnHaggi EAT AT THE' ''. annex;-';; Whether you desire a meal oc casionally or whether you desire a regular place io eat, the ANNEX CAFE wfllbt abl to please you.' HIGH CLASS FOODSTUFFS FICIENT CHEFS r 0NEST VALUED Are offered the public) at the ANNEX CAFE; every day in the year. We serve it just as reasonably as the service will justify. 1 We invite you to become patron. 1 ;' THE ANNEX CAFE , C. E. Waide, Prop.