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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT f READ THE J WANT I ADS THIS WEEK YOU TRY A WANT AD NEXT WEEK VOLUME XIV. NO. 37. LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS, MARCH 3, 1921 J. B. MILLER Carter Supply Company To Erect A Building On K. & 0. Railway. WORK IS TO CCOENCE NEXT WEEK E. E. Chaney of the Graber Sup ply company, of Hutchinson, is in the city completing arrangements for the opening of a branch of the firm in Liberal. ' The Graber Supply company has the Hart-Parr tractor contract for southwest Kansas, and handles belt ing, thresher supplies and repairs in a wholesale way. - They will erect a building on the Kansas A Oklahoma track in South Liberal, just as soon as the material can be assembed, possibly the mid dle of the coming week. Carl Graber, a member of the firm, will move here from Hutchin son and have charge of the business, while "Casey Jones" will continue with the firm. Mr. Jones has been ' handling the Hart-Parr far them for s couple of seasons and knows the game. The firm has built up a big busi ness in the territory-around Hutch inson and believes that Liberal of fers a wonderful opportunity for suc cessful expansion, RECEPTION WILL BE FRIDAY The reception for Rev and Mrs. for Rev and Mrs. Pennington is to be be given Friday evening at the Baptist Church Instead of Wednes day evening as was announced in the daily Democrat Tuesday. BOY SCOUTS ATTENTION 1 am taking the Scouts for hike -next Saturday starting from the Christian church at 9 o'clock. The purpose of the hike is to give all scouts a chance to finish their tests. I will arrange to give tests to all who desire it. Some of you will have to study pretty hard if you are to tin itill k.AM nr. 4.1... . camping trip. Scouts of all troops are EH WALKER, PRESBYTERIANS HAVE BEGUN PLANS FOR EASTER The Presbyterian-.people have be gun to prepare for their Easter pro gram. The program will be carried on in about the same manner as they usually are. A number of musical selections will be given and the little folks will have full sway of the pro gram. Plans are being made a little earlier this year than usual. All people who do not attend church elsewhere are cordially invited to at tend the special Easter service as ' well as all others. ' ATTORNEY BODLE TO LOCATE IN LIBERAL Attorney A. T. Bodle of Meade, is to become a member of' the Seward county bar the first of April. Mr. Bodle has been a resident of Meade county for many years, but the last few months has had his eye on Lib eral as a location. He has rented rooms in the Evans building on North Kansas ayenue and will occupy them the first of next month. The Demo crat welcomes Mr. Bodle to the city. BIRTHDAY PARTY AT ROY GARDNER HOME . . . . '. ' A fllimllM A WAl.MM ntL. .... i .1 ' a very pleasant evening at the home of Roy Gardner Monday. The occas ion was in nonor or Mr. Gardners birthday. The evening' was spent in an informal way and at a late hour delicious refreshments were served by the hostess to the following guests Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Elliott, Rev. and Mrs. Olen Hunt, Mr and 'Mrs. Stan ley Riggs, Mr and Mrs. Arthur Bin ford, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Boles and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gardner. ' . Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nelson of the Perryton vicinity came to . Liberal Tuesday. Mr. Nelson' has been placed in one of the local hospitals for med- J t If uu inenaon. Mrs. Sockle of Plains was in Lib eral shopping Friday . SCHOOL CIRL IS YOUNGEST OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS Alice C. Nichols, 15, Writes The Copy Seti the Type and Print ' Four-Page Weekly Which Hal . Editorials, Advertising and Every thing. By William K. Hutchinson (By International News Service) ' LIBERAL, March 1. Fifteen. year-old Alice C. Nichols, America's youngest newspaper publisher, has a mighty problem on her hands. Uncle Sam has been bringing her hundreds of letters from every city and little "Miss Publisher" can't find .time to read them.. Still a school miss, she edits her- paper after school hours, sets the type and runs out the 150 copies on a hand press at the Liberal Kansas, Democrat She publishes once a week. America's youngest . publisher "broke in" when nine years old. She published her first paper called the "Tiny Town News" to supplement a play given by children at Manhattan Kans., where her father, Dr. Roscoe T. Nichols, was college suVgeon at the Kansas State Agriculture Col lege. After the play Miss Alice con tinued her newspaper efforts, getting out a weekly with a pencilr When Alice's father enlisted dur ing the world war she kep him and other Manhattan soldiers "in touch" with home affairs by sending each a copy of her Tiny Town News. Her newspaper then had graduated to the process of being printed on a typewriter and mimeograph. After her father moved to Liberal the paper changed its nahme to "The Nchols Journal." It is now four pages and has a circulation of 150. It is printed in the Liberal ' Democrat of fice where Miss Alice does her re portorial, her typesetting and press work once a week. The Journal carries an editorial every week. - It also has display ad vertising,' for which Miss Alice charg es ten cents an inch. "It pays to advertise in the Jour nal," is her comment Her editorials thought out on the way to school and written after school, are enlightening. "Ignorance is the cause of con stant war, starvation and homeless ness," she says in a current issue. "It is up to happy American citizens to do away with these conditions." On the recent crime wave, she says, "The police forces throughout the country have been strengthened to combat the crime wave. But to overcome this mania for crime each individual must guard against it" On the Christmas spirit she wrote. "Our world wouldn't be such a hard jice if we kept this spirit the year around." The Journal is independent Miss Alice says so in her masthead declar tion. It is 25 cento a year to "home town" subscribers, but 60 cents a year to out-of-towners. And Miss Alice publishes the names of all new subscribers. In a recent issue Miss Alice warn ed, against a scarlet fever epidemic. "The thing to do," she said, "is to nip the epidemic in the bud and the way to do this is to put on a strict quarantine right now." A week later Miss Alice was strick en with the fever and she is still un der the quarantine. . . , One evidence that the local oil fraternity expect something to hap pen in the oil game is their disposi tion to hold on to their acreage. But few eases on really good stuff are on the market and no one seems anxious to sell. . .3 .: I. A FEDERAL FARM LOAN LAW IS HELD VALID The Supreme Court Passes on The Constitutionality and Decides Favorably FIFTEEN KILLION DOLLARS WASHED OP (By International Nawa Berrk-e) Washington, March 1. The Fed eral Farm Loan aw is valid and will continue to operate as a result of a decision of the United States supreme court, handed down yesterday. The law has been inoperative for more than a year pending the decis ion of the court and $16,000,000 in loans have been held up awaiting ac tion of the court. The suit was brought by a stock holder in a Kansas City bank who en joined the institution from buying the bonds issued under the law. This brought the matter into court and the decision was just handed down yesterday. Many farmers in the southwest have had applications in for federal farm loans for some time and as soon as the board begins to function this money will no doubt be forthcoming, HOME SERVICE SECTION COMMITTEE HAD MEETING The Home Service Section Com - mittee of the Red Cross met last 8eif Up0n the mercy of the court and night at the office of Moore & apree:! thnt if parole was granted he Franklin Chairman T. B, Moore pre- would pay back the money. He is siding. ' now tvylr-j to'raise a $300 parole It was decided to have an advisory 'od: board to which members of the com-j The jury is now being empannded mittee might go for advise on mat-;to try the Robbins case, being a ters pertaining to the work. Upon charge of conducting a gambling motion the chair appointed the board house. An effort was made to have as folows: Frank G. Boles, Dr. E. F. j the case dismissed but this was over Pellette, Dr. B. H. Day, Prof. A. B. : ruied and the trial will proceed. Steele, and John C. King. I t . The committee will hold regular ' SPLENDID RECEPTION GIVEN meetings at 7:30 o'clock on the even-j REV. ELI WALKER AND WIFE ing of the' last Tuesday in each! - month. 1 The reception given at the Christ- TTio mmmM.. nnn,f.J k.vin done some commendable work in looking after relatives of an ex-eer- Vice man who became ill and could not support them, and it was ordered that the work be continued. J. B. Miller was elected secretary of the Committee and a special in vestigating committee was appointed consisting of John Meyer, chairman, Mrs. W. L. Zimmerman and - J. B. Miller. BROKE COLLARBONE BY FALL Blaine Lockert, -who is working for Mr. McCuIIey east of town, ' was badly hurt Tuesday whie working on the road. His team became frightened and started to run away, Mr. Lockert was thrown to the ground and drag ged some distance. He is suffering with a broken collar bone and sever al bad bruises. .BOY SCOUTS HAVE FINE MEETING MONDAY NIGHT The Boy Scouts met Monday night for a very interesting meeting. Rev. Walker gave a talk about his trip and told of the work of the Boy Scouts in Tuscon, Arizona and El Paso, Texas. He told the boys of the mountain trip which Mr. Baughman is going to give the Scouts next sum mer who can qualify. Rev. Walker urged the boys to prepare for this test. Work was outlined in such a way so it will possible to have a gen eral manager take the work in hand for big advancement in the Boy Scout movement this summer. NOTICE OF REGISTRATION . Books for the registration of vo ters are open at the office of the City Clerk. All qualified electors of the city of Liberal who did not vote at the! last general election, or who nave given at the United Brethren church moved since registering will be re-.by the Intermediate , Christian' En quired to reregister. Ideavors and the Otterbein Guild Books will be open during noon I Friday night. The program was well hour and. nntil 10 o'clock P. M. from rendered. The performers showed March 16th to March 26th. I careful preparation and several of L. L. HOLLAND, them displayed no little talent The 39t2 ' . City Clerk 1 coaching was done by Mrs. . Ethel KEEP YOUR CHICKENS UP ' Chickens are not permitted to run at any time within the city limits. Those who continue to violate or dinances regarding chickens .will be 1 prosecuted. 1 L. L. HOLLAND, T NewYo'kE'p-essCr.cdlotoFelElit Near Bailey's Station In . Pennsylvania SEVERAL PASSENGERS BADLY INJURED (By International News Benrloe) ' Harrlsburg, Pa., March 2. The fast New York night express crashed into the rear end of a fast freight on the Pennsylvania railroad early to day. . The engineer and fireman of the passenger were instantly killed and many passengers injured. The accident occurred near Bail ey's station, a small village near Harrisburg. e DURAIN FOUND GUILTY OF CATTLE STEALING The trial of Joe Durain, charged with stealing and butchering a beef, was concluded this morning and the jury returned a verdict of guilty. Sentence will not be passed until the close of the session. Durain appear ed indifferent during the proceedings and said that he did not care what the result of the trial might be. Drury, the man who forged several icnecks. pleaded guilty, throwed him- I ian church last night lor Kev. Lll Walker and family was well attended by members and friends of the j church. ' Those present were entertained during the early part ol the even ing by n . excellent program which was given as follows: Piano Solo Grand Triumphal March by Rolft. Helen Boles Vocal, Duet ... "Last Night" ....Keihl Miss Lance and Mrs Connelley Accompanied by Mrs. Lowry Reading "When we haven't said our Prayers" and "The Visitor" Louise Huddleston Vocal Solo "Chasing Butterflies".... Clayton Thomas. Mrs. . Fortna accompanied by Mrs. Conneley. Piano Duet "Witches Flight..,Russell "Deds of Valor" ....Morrison Fern Ellsaesser and Esther Walker Vocal solo "Song of May", ....Bath Mrs. Ira Salley After the program the guests went to the basement where a delicious lunch was served by the ladies of the church. PRESBYTERIAN RUMMAGE SALE The Presbyterian Woman's Mis sionary society will hold a rummage sale at the Star Grocery Saturday, March 5. The proceeds will go to the starving people of China. All discarded clothing of any kind will be appreciated by the ladies. All contributions will be accepted. $5.00 will save a life. Help to save a life. Help to save these poor people in China. i PLEASING ENTERTAINMENT AT KISMET UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH FRIDAY NIGHT KISMET, February 28. A large crowd attended the ' entertainment Thompson and Mrs. Bayha. These ladies performed their work in a very able manner and the excellency of the program was due in no slight measure to their conscientious work. W. A. Lowry of Lorena, was a bus- . . iness visitor in Libera Monday. LIBERAL GIRLS WON GAME i FROM FORGAN GIRLS Won Their Part of a Double Header I In Oklahoma Town' Last J Evening.' I The Liberal high school girls' bas ket ball team went to Forgan last night to meet the Forgan high school girls and were successful in defeat ing them with a score of 35 to 7. The result of the game was never in doubt, as the L. H. S. girls proved too much for their adversaries and piled up score after score, while good guarding made it almost impossible for the Forgan team to score. The girls keenly regret their de feat by Minneola an4are determined to keep their record good in the fu ture and they will no doubt be able to do it. LIBERAL, 25 G FT F M. Cure, f 14 8 0 Jones, f 2 0 1 R. Cure, c 0 0 0 Hill, 2c 0 0 0 Evans, g 0 0 2 Pile, g 0 0 1 Barbour, g 0 0 0 Stitt, g 0 0 0 Totals 16 8 4 FORGAN, 7 G FT F Hughes, f 3 1 8 Mills, f 0 0 0 Imel, c .:...0 0 0 Meador, 2c ...0 0 1 Ellis, g - 0 l 0 1 Totals 8 19 o RECEIVES LETTER FROM SERGEANT NELSON Mrs. J. L. Still received the fol lowing letter from Sergeant Nelson of Hospital Train Number 63. Orange Still, deceased, was a mem ber of this company and Mr. Nelson sent his sympathys to the Still fam illy. 727-l9th.Street, N. W. Washington, D. G February 26, 1921 My dear Mrs. Still: I was greatly distressed to receive your kind note today, telling me that my faithful soldier and good friend Ora :. :o -,vas at rest. I appreciate your letting me know,, and am most grateful to you for sending me the picture, which I shall always keep. ' I want you to know that I always thought Orange was one of the finest men I have ever known. During the long number of months that we wore the uniform together, I never recall anyone saying mean thing bout him and I never heard him say or do a small mean thing in our entire asso ciation. He was generous to a fault, always more than willing to do his share and even more, and considerate of everyone's feelings, and his death is a great blow to me, personally as I had hoped so much that some day we could meet and talk over old times, and luugh over our hardships and experiences in the World War. I have very deep sympathy for you and Mr. Still, and of course, Oscar and all the family. Some day I shall hope to have the pleasure of seeing Oscar again and meeting the rest of the family, as I shall always feel that you are my friends. With my kindest regards for all of you, and once again assuring you of my deepest and most sincere sym pathy in the loss of such' a gallant and brave son, I am, always, Faithfully your friend, George Merwin Nelson. Sergt. Nelson, Hospital Train No. 63 Mrs. Robert Hall from Liberal was a visitor on February 23, at the big exhibit of Southern California products maintained free to the pub lic in the Los Angeles, Chamber of Commerce. She - also attended the lectures and motion pictures that are apart of the daily program. ' The exhibit is the largest of any in the country maintained by a commercial organization. Before returning home Mrs. Hall expects to visit several of the many other places of interest in the Southland. ' 1 , The Boy Scouts will leave at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning for a hike toward Arkalon. Rev. Walker wants a large number of scouts to take the trip They, will return in automo biles. The papering and painting has been finished at the Annex Cafe this week. This work has given the in terior a very attractive appearance. Subscribe for Democrat now. FORCE TO SETTLE '1 Repo.10nMilita:y0perat'on$Nece:stri To Force Payment Being t'. (Br International Neva Service) London, March 2. The report on military operations necessary to com- -pel Germany to meet the demands of the allies for six billion dolars indem nity, was delivered to the allied pre mier today by the military chief at St James palace. The meeting broke up with discus sions uncompleted and another ses sion was planned. The outook is not altogether fav orable for an amicable settlement of the indemnity dispute. Germany seems determined to have a modifi cation of the agreement and all ef forts at the aajiference have amount ed to nothinor. That a renort on the necessary military operations to com plete a settlement has been asked, justifies the assumption that armed forces will be used to collect the In demnity according to original terms. CINCINNATI REDS WILL SOON BEGIN WORK AT CISCO, TEXAS CISCO, Texas, March 3. The "come-on" period of the Cincinnati "Reds" who wil do spring training here, is near at hand and the big leaguers are expected to arrive to. open the pre-season activities today. The diamond has been put into shape by Matty Schaub, ground keeper for the Reds, who left here a few days ago for Cincinnati. Cisco has a new park, the iargest in Texas. Babe Ruth would have a hard time making a home run record here, according to fans. The dis tance from home plate to the left field fence is 440 feet, to the right fence is 400 feet, and to center 600 feet. The grandstand with seating capa city of 2,000 is very modern. Club rooms are under the stands with the showers. Headquarters of the Reds whjle here will be at the new Gude Hotel Nine exhibition games already have been arranged, and negotiations are under way for several addition al mlxups. Cisco's recenty completed Country Club will be turned over to the ball players upon their arrival. It is pat terned after the famous Chevy Chase Country Club at Washington and is one of the most attractive social cen ters in Texas. J. H. Gentzler will leave Friday for Baca County, Colorado, for a short visit with his sons. His . son Luther is here from Wichita and he will accompany his father and broth ers George and Otis on the Colorado trip. Vivian Henry is staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wood this week while Rev. and Mrs. Henry are attending conference at McPher son. Helen Henry is staying at the A. T. Moore home. ; , ' Golda Warner who is attending high school here became ill with the scarlet fever Tuesday. Miss Warner's home in four miles south and one mile east of Liberal. She is the first scarlet fever case that has been re ported for some time. 1 Mrs. Byrod Rogers of Guymon was in Liberal Friday taking osteopath is treatments and shopping. H. T. Craig of the Hippie Crain Co., made a iusinees trip to Forgan, and Knowlea, Okla., Friday. ', " . C. C. Raymer of Texhoma was in the city Friday looking after busi ness matters. ' . , e M. M. Stearman of Hooker was in the city Friday looking after busi ness matters. ' Judge Berry of Atchison is hex visiting with, Mrs. A. G, Ault and Miss Nellie Berry. ' v ; . - Miss Lena Hanner was able to go home, from a local hospital Monday, where she was successfully operated en "for appendicitis. ' '