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THE LIBERAi: DEMOCRAT Oepr fur Thto IHprlmi SuppllS M th Am.rlr.n l.lon Nw Br1Q POPULAR WITH 'DOUGH' BOYS Adjutant of Montana Department Good Fighter for Righta of the Ex , . 8ervlce Men. ,Ben W. Barnett of Helena, Mont, adjutant of the Montana department of the American Legion, Is popular with ex-servtce men becauBe be possesses the rare ability of enter taining veterans as well as fighting for their rights. Many former soldiers who were stationed at Camp Dodge, la., remem ber Mr. Burnett for his vaudeville acta at various recreational huts ami hundreds of Montana veterans praise him for his efforts in obtalulng ,work for them and Justice for disabled ex service men. At the age of eleven, Mr. Barnett organized the Abraham Lincoln club at the Hull House In Chicago ami ever since be has been an orgunlzer In business and In the u (fairs of the Le gion. His versatility is Indicated by the fact that he tins beuu a vaudeville artist as well as a successful dealer In hides and furs. Mr. Burnett was at first rejected by the army because of a bad foot, but finally was accepted for a few months of service in an , American training camp. He has served as state adju tant since the organization of the Le gion's Montana department SEEKS OWNER OF WAR MEDAL Opera Singer Redeems Emblem Found In Window of New York Pawn Shop. The sight of a Victory medal In the window of a New York pawn shop moved Luctcn Muratore, opera singer and French soldier during the World war, to redeem the decoration in hope that it will find Its way to its owner. 'While strolling with my, secretary," M. Muratore wrote, "I chanced to look curiously In a window where many odd articles were displayed. Among them - was this medal. Having served with the French army in the great war, I was naturally Interested to know how this medal shonld come to such a place. My friends Informed me that probably the veteran bad been forced by cir cumstances to part with It for a small sum. It Is certain that I should be greatly distressed to be forced to give up Insignia of reward with which Jrance bus honored me. with this feeling, I sent my secretary to recover this medal for me in the hope that I should be able to return It to the gal lant soldier who won It" The medal bears clasps for St Ml hlel, Meusn-Argonne and a defensive lector. It will be returned to Its owner If properly Identified, FIRST TO SIGN APPLICATION Little Minnesota Lady Puts Her Nam , on Dotted Line for Auxiliary Charter. The Women's Auxiliary of the Amer ican Legion Is open to wives, daugh ters and sisters of Legionnaires . as well as mothers and wives. Hence It was entirely proper for Pearl Iva Hosklns, six-year-old duughter of a prominent Legion member in Fergus Fa 1 1 s. Minn., to huve the distinction of being the first signer on an ap- plication for an inxlllnry chorter. Pearl says she likes her Auxil iary, but that It Is pronounce. wsw a hard word to Delays Cashing Certificates. - Minnesota members of the Ameri can Legion, are attacking the red tape and delay by the government hi cash- Ins; Its certifies res Issued to disabled veterans to pay their expenses while traveling to public health and voca tional training certers. Because of the difficulty in cashing the paper, the ex service men arc row forced to accept discount sf ten cer cent Authoriza tion by legislation of federal reserve banks and post offices to pay cash on presentation f the certificates Is the remedy suggested by A. H. Vernon, Legtoa department commander, In let tan to F. W. Qalbralth, Jr, National camsoandar, and to the federal board for scattonal Education. It la be tUytrf that the Legion" will adopt the angjeeslen and back legislation to that WAS BUSY MAN IN HOSPITALS Commander of Wyoming Department Spent Many Month In Kansas and Connecticut Institutions. Although be was forty-nine yea,rs old at the start of the World war. Dr. M. A. Newell of Sheridan, Wyo, commander of the Wyoming depart ment of the Amer ican Legion, en tered the service nnd spent many busy months In Kansas and Con necticut hospitals Dr. Newell was boru In Huratogu .county, N. Y., and received his early education in the public schools and In Saratoga acad emy. , He was graduated from the college of physicians und surgeons, medical department, -Columbia univer sity, In 1890, when he moved to Wyom ing. Dr. Newell has served on the staffs of a number of governors of his state and was at one time assistant surgeon generul of Wyoming. He entered the service in' August. 1918, and served at the M. O. T. G, Fort Riley, Kan., and ot U. S. Jenenil hospltul, No. 10. at New Hnven, Conn, ne wns one of the organizers of the Donald Gurbutt post of Sheridan und was elected de partment commander In August,- 1919. p5 f IN DEFENSE OF THE FARMERS' Statement That Agriculturists' Turn Backs on ex-Service Men Is At tacked by Writers. A statement that the formers of this country gained considerably as a re sult of the World war and now turn their bucks on ex-service men" has been challenged by numerous writers. The following Is ft good statement of the farmers' case, as one corre spondent outlines It: ' "Sixty years of my life had rolled away 'when this country entered the war. I had four hoys and they cer tainly all wore breeches, hut none of them claimed exemption. Three of llieni enlisted shortly ftf'er war, was declared. The youngest wns a hoy of eighteen. Myself, one of the hoys, and my sixteen-year-old daughter were left to conduct a farm of more than ;00 acres, and we had to work from 1(1 to IS hours every day. If we hired any help we had to pay muni tion plant wages for an eight-hour day, and If we hud any surplus cash, the Y. M. C. A., the Bed Cross, Jewish Welfare Board, Salvation Army and other meritorious war agencies ab sorbed It. 'I know that other farmers In this section were In the same condi tion. I also know thnt the states which have paid their ex-soldlers bonuses to date are almost exclusive ly agricultural." WHY SCRUGGS WAS HONORED Texas ex-Doughboy Is Made State Ad jutant Because He Attended Every Legion Convention. Because Charles V. Scruggs of Dal las, Tex., attended every state nnd na tional convention of the American Legion, he was rewarded with the strenuous Job of adjutant of the Texas department. Mr. 6'crugga en listed as a pri vate In the Thirty sixth division-' early In the war, and served with that unit in Amer ica and . France. He was discharged as a sergeant at Camp Bowie, Tex., March 1, 1010. Mr. Scruggs attended the University of Texas and then taught school two years. At the outbreak of the war he was a reporter on a Texas newspaper. J 8tates O. K. Five-Fold Plan . The state legislatures of North Da kota, Oregon and Minnesota hove adopted resolutions urging that con gress pass the Fordney bill, which era- bodies the five-fold compensation plan i of the American Legion. The action ' of the North Dakota legislators Is es pecially noteworthy In .that their state has already awarded each veteran a flat bonus of $25 a month of service, , the largest state bonus to be granted. BEAVER COUNTY FARMER ' LOSES 1154 BU. WHEAT Mas la Car Drive to Bin and Help Themselves Sold To Elevator . la Liberal L. P. Warner who lives southeast of Liberal, was informed by a neigh bor, early Thursday morning, that he had seen someone in a car drive to the wheat bin and loaded some sacks and filled the car, then drive away. This occurred about seven' in the morning. Mr. Warner immediate ly came to Liberal and visited the various elevators and finally found that one had that morning bought eleven sacks of 'wheat amounting to 1164 pounds, from two men who came in a car. They first brought ten sacks and found that one one missing so returned for it It had fallen from the car. Later! the men were traced to a filling station where they had filled their car with oil and gas and were eviedntly preparing to make a journey. The authorities were noti fied and the men were caught when about to leave the city. The sheriff and Mr. Warner took' them to Beaver City instead where they will be giv en a chance to explain matters to the satisfaction of Mr. Warner. Mrs. Clint Hoath and son James Robert of Anthony, are guests at the home of Ray Meyer and family. GRANDI STOCK COMPANY GAVE THREE BIG SHOWS Grandi Bros. Stock. Company which played a three night stand at the Majestic theatre the past week were up to their usual standard of cleverness. The Calkins Ladies' Or chestra was particularly good and furnished a splendid line of special ities. Grandi Bros, are always wel come to Liberal. - SOLD THIRTY-THREE HEAD HOGS LAST WEEK E. Slocum, known over the south west as a breeder of high grade reg istered Duroc hogs, sold 83 head last week at Beaver City; One gilt was sold for $776.00 and was bought by a neighbor. Out of the 33 sold, all but 8 were bought by farmers in Bea ver County. FIND RARE SPECIMAN . as. The specimen was found In the chalk beds of western Kansas, Hack berry Creek, Gove county, by 'Prof. H. T. Matin, curator of the Univer sity museum. The importance of the fossil, ac cording to Professor Martin is evi denced by the fact that specimens of this type have been found to only two other fields in the world. Simi lar specimens have ben found to the chalk beds of England and those' of Mount Lebanon to Syria. The fossil is a member of an ell-like fish : ily says the Professor and belonged to the Cretaceous period. The western Kansas chalk beds form one of the richest fosil fields in the world, according ' to Prof MW Martin. It has produced thousands of samples of fish type and is visited yearly by many fossil seekers from all parts of the United States, It las been one of the most visited fossfl deposits of the country for ths fifty years. . Lawrence, March 24. A" fossil eel that lived, it is estimated, at least 26 million years ago, is the latest ad dition to the fossil collection in the museum of the University of Kan- mmiiiNiirruratiH Exide Battery Station I All Kinds of -Generator, Starter and Electrical Work ' New Exide Batteries In Stock LET BATTERY EXPERTS DO YOUR BATTERY WORK i illllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllillilW Convicts In Olive Drab Uniforms. A protest against the wearing of the olive drab United Stales nerrict . uniform by prisoners of the Monroe State Reformatory at Monroe, Wn.th., has been made by Thomas N. Swale, commander of the Washington ile partment of the American Legion, who with a committee of Legionnaires vis ited that InstltuUou. Representatives of the bureau of War Risk Insurance and the federal board for Vocational Education Joined with the Legion members In the protest to the slu'e officials. Shortngv of funds and th low cost of the uniforms were re sponsible for their adoption as the official prison garb, according to state officials. It Is believed that the prison officials will adopt some other uni form for the convicts. , Legion Athletes In Training. American Legion athletes keep In training In many pnrts of the world by competing In all branches of sports. Waiting, Fondly Waiting. O Sloppy weather, alnt ItT I'm -suaf my army slicker. Got tout's j The polo team of Kauai Post No. 2, ' ' Department of - Hawaii, has been the r-No, aot yeW-Amerlcan Legion vlefc,r ln content, with a number of Hi I 3 3 fee o) o) H I will sell at public auction at my place, 7 miles south and 7 miles east of Liberal; 1 mile north and 6 miles west of Floris, Oklahoma; 1 mile north and 4 miles east of H Lorena, Oklah6ma the following described property, beginning- at 10 o!clock, on I Wednesday, March: 12 Head of Horses and Mules n H 3 2 EE 30 1 span of mules, 8 years old, weight 1400 1 black mare, 5 yrs. old, in fold, wt. 1400 j gray mare, 5 yrs. old, in fold, wt. 1400 1 brown mare, 8 years old, colt by side, weight 1400 1 bay mare, 10 yrs. old, in fold, wt 1500 1 sorrel horse, 9 years old, weight 1200 1 roan horse, 7 years old, weight 1300 1 bay horse, 6 years old, weight 1300 1 coming yearling filley ' 2 coming 2-year old filleys ' 1 Percheron stallion, 9 yrs. old, wt. 1700 This horse is a good worker and good breeder I 18 Head of Cattle 1 4-year old cow 1 3-vear old cov 1 red cow, 5 years old 1 red cow, 3 years old 1 red cow, 7 years old 1 red cow, 6 years old 1 red cow, 4 years old 1 red cow, 7 years old These cows are all bred and will be fresh about May and June. 1 spotted cow, 8 years old 3 coming yearling heifers 1 coming 3-year old steer 1 coming 2-year old steer 2 coming yearling steers 2 calves 11 Head of Hogs 8 Poland China brood sows, well bred, and are bred to a good male; weigh about 225 each. These sows will far row about April 15. 3 male hogs; all good ones . , N Harness 7 sets leather harness; all good as new 8 collars and pads x 2 sets fly nets 3000 bundles of good cane hay f;5 s c S3 zrz cs Sis ssc S3 Farm Implements 2 2-row listers; one new; with planting attachments 2 2-row P. & O. sleds 1 Emerson disc gang plow 1 mouldboard gang plow 1 new 16-disc 'Farmers Favorite" wheat drill I Deering header 1 walking plow 1 hay rake 1 3-section harow 1 single-row, 2-wheel Moline lister 1 12-inch Superior drill ' 1 Deering 1-row binder, good shape 1 Studebaker wagon with top box 1 Peter Schuttler wagon with top box Miscellaneous 1 heating stove 1 cupboard 1 writing desk 1 cement block machine ; makes any kind 1 ice creani freezer. of block . " 2 5-gallon cream cans 1 Perfection oil burner 1 ice crea mfreezer 2 incubators, new, hold 120 eggs each TERMS: Six months' time wil be given, purchaser to give bankable paper draw ing 10 per cent interest from date of sale; 5 per cent discount for cash. . Sums of $10 and under, cash, without discount ; : s The Union Ladies Aid will serve Lunch at Noon ' OWEN STO TTS,Owner 11 Bs EX I I s; II Is 5-r : c ! it E5 R.W.DICKERSON, Auctioneer T. A. TEAGARDEN, Clerk g TT . , V rue i ibmii hrunrs IT I IRVIiL KANSAS . J Mt.llWt.MllWWttlll'tl.M..Ji.'M II ..t..