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IBERAL DEM VOLUME XIV. NO. 45 s LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS, APRIL 28, 1921 JLJS. MILLER LI SCHOOL GIVES ANOTHER DELIGHTFUL PLAY FRIDAY BOY SCOUTS TO HAVE TRACK MEET HERE SAT. M1s Davis' History Class Presented "The Rnttle Romeo' To A . Packed House Hugoton. Scouts.' Coming. Over to Contest Liberal' Scouts At Fair Grunds. LIBLIAL-TWO TEAMSWENT THE L Relay Race, Deciding Iwer Witnessed on Liberal Tsack. Heaton, Mahoney, Schneider, With , the score standing 60 to 65 in favor of Liberal and the relay race the' only event remaining on the progam, the track meet between Lib eral and Dodge City last Friday, was interesting until the close of the final 'event. . Liberal started off with a good lead and it looked as if our fellows were going to have an easy time tak ing the meet, but Dodge developed considerable strength later and for a time had passed Liberal. . 'Then another "boist of speed" on the part of Liberal gave the red and black the advantage of a few points,' but never was there a time when either -.team could not have won the meet by taking s few points. When the program had been com pleted with the exception of the re lay Liberal had a total of 65 points and Dodge City 60. The relay coun ted five points. If Liberal won 'the meet was hers. 'If Dodge won the meet would be a tie. Dodge had some good relay men and confidently expected to take the relay. Liberal had a dandy team and ws equally confident The meet was in the balance and upon the staying qualities of the L. II. S. runners was to be put to the supreme test. But Dodge had failed to reckon on the fleet footed fellows on the Liberal team.' Earl Schneider, Cott Mahoney, Walley Heaton and Wil lard Harnden took their places on the track; Dodge sent her best men to the fray; the pistol cracked and the deciding event was on in earnest. Harnden led off for Liberal and kept I close to . his opponent, Schneider . took the race when he left off, and overcome the lead of his opponent, ;.J XT.. ..i.vi on i - ynruB.ineu ib was up tu v.uti luuuu- ney who was successful in crossing -v.vrVruuU.yllilen,B neU i: v.ui.. M!i J. .t J ox nis opponent ana iiDerai naa won the meet. - It'was one of the most exciting - moments in the history of local track and field e, vents, and the yells which split the air were characteristic of a Liberal crdwd. Thoughout the event ' Liberal showed up well. While Dodge had a couple of exceptionally good men, their team was not 'anywhere near as well balanced as Liberal's. The Liberal team is the best out fitted in this part of the state, make good appearance on the track and field and are clean fellows who are going their limit in upholdng their school. vi It was a Bhame that there was not a larger crowd out to witness the meet. The team is not getting the support it deserves and the folks are . overlooking a good bet when they da not attend these meets. Not only are they interesting but are great build ers of men, and should be backed to the limit. The following are the events and me winners : 60 yd. Brown, Liberl, 1st; Et fjick, Dodge, 2nd; Taylor, Liberal, fjird; Time 5:4; - Javelin Mahoney, Liberal 1st; Davis, Dodge, '2nd; Hill, Dodge, 3rd. Distance,, 141 ft 7 inches.": " Mile Run Schneider, Liberal, 1st;, isavis, uoage, zna; s. martin, uougv Bra- Time 5:26. . 1 . A . . ... t o wanoney, Loerai, im; neat- on. Liberal 2nd: F. Garrett. 8rd; Tim. 57:1. Low Hardies E trick. Dodge ,1st; Harnden, Liberal, '2nd; Highland, Liberal, 8rd; Time 28. ' ' Pole Vault Etrick, .. Dodge lsi; Martin, Dodge, 2nd; Highland, Lib eral, 3rd; Height 9. . " Shot Put Ftylerton, Dodge, 1st; Davis, Lberal, 2nd; Hill, Dodge, 8rd; Distance 87:10. . ' , . ' . 100 Yard Dash Taylor, . Liberal, 1st; Etrick Dodge, 2nd; Brown, Lib eral, 3rd; Time 10:1. . Half Mile Mahoney, Liberal, 1st Welch, Dodge, 2nd; Heaton, Liberal 3rd. Time 2:21. ', I High Hurdles Etrick, Dodge. 1st; ighland, Liberal, 2ud: Time 18:1. pi Pkxut Fullerton. Dode. 1st: Davis Liberal, 2nd; Pearcy, Liberal, 3rd: T.' A - , ,7"T,' '"every one expected the test of the "b7? : v w,u wake s abort visit. with reltlveg , High Jump L. Martin, Dodge, lstland Mends. - - ' " ' Event, Most Exciting Harnaen, Winners H. Garrett, Dodge, 2nd; Harnden, Liberal, and Highland, Liberal, tied for Sr. Height 5:4. . 220 Yard Dash Taylor, LiberaL 1st; Brown, Liberal, 2nd; Fullerton, Dodge, 3rd: Time 24:4 Broad Jump Pearcy, Liberal, 1st Harnden, . Liberal, 2ud; F. .Garrett, Dodger 3ri; Distance 19:5. Mile Relay--Won by Liberal, Harnden, Schneider, Heaton and Ma honey. Total points: Liberat TO; Dodge 60 - r . W. C. T. U. WORKER HELD GOOD MEETING AT BANNER Mrs. Kershner, W. C. T. U. work er, same in from -the Banner com munity in Stevens county Friday to take the train east. Mrs. C ,S. Peck who lives in the Banner dis trict, brought Mra Kershner in and she infomed a representative for the Democat, that they held a splendid meeting there Thursday and a big community dinner Friday noon. Banner school, which is a rural high school holds the record for Stevens county as being the banner school in' reality as well as in name. L T BE BUT A Rotary. Drill Again Put Into Action . And Bunting Well fs Going; ,' Down Liberal's hopes for an oil well right now seem to be. fading. While Traders Bunting Jfo.- 2 to prove sat isfactory and an oil well would result th.5 dream; U tUat to become one of those nightmares of joy occasion ally experienced in oil fields. The standard tools were run into the hole, the 8 inch casing set, and while nothing" definitely is known, it was thought the well was being test ed in the shallow sand. ' However, when the 8 inch was pulled and the rotary substituted for the standard, hopes were dashed and among the fellows who watch the work at the well it is thought that either .the shallow sand was not as productive as had been .expected or that the company wanted to see what is further down, and that the chance for a well immediately right now is slim. When Frank McQuigg very unex pectedly arrived in Liberal the first of the week there was much specu lation as to the status of the well but Mr. McQuigg quickly set at rest all J . rumors by announcing that "no .Mfim ,W,. na.h.A his visit here'" Mr M,-0,v .rrivoH Mn. day morning and walked in Upon his ! brother Harry .unexpectedly, -and thev r fcavW . r,lanf vUif. . ntj nig Having a uicaMllb VIOIb. 1 Frank says Liberal looks perfectly I natural and that It does not seem over fifteen minutes since he left whieh leads to the opinion' that he ha. not found life slow since his de-'0 r . tveryming is jnovmg niceiy at me - ' . 4 wlfL .m.11h L.l. 1 U. .e t 'J b. i great while untfl the holt wfll b ofwfflelent depth togvean ideajcuru,n - ... j Me7nwhi i W1 n rv.fa.mfcJ- ladle ot Chowdervill. . .int Iwl T tJ flJ? rtS,we Fred Hek- F McGegor, are settling down to hold their G, Eg. breath untU time for th. drfll to 1,,. Molt wda .tnkf the deeper sand supposed o N . a na wflgon yonn(r I lie at a greater depth. - SPEAKER AT FRIENDS . . ' ' i CHURCH SUNDAY Dr. W. O. Mendenhall, president of - the Friends University at Wich ita, will be in Liberal Sunday, an will speak both morning and evening Be sure and don't forget 'to hear him. " ' Mrs. L; . B. Lamaster. left Thurs-1 day morning for -Stafford where she "The Rustic Romeo' the play up on which Mfss Davis History Class! has been working for some time was presented at the Majestic Friday J come for a meet' w'ith the Liberal evening before a packed house. . - boys. Trte.play was rustic comedy and The purpose . of the meet is to was full of amusing situations, cans-, raise money for the local organis ing much laughter on the part of the 1 tioh. .Each Scout troog in the coun- auaience. , . -a Vernon Enge had the part of John Jabe Doolittle, known in his Immediate -ball wick as a notorious flirt. Vernon is always good where- ever you put him and while he had a ro!e not at all in keeping with his natural disposition, he developed a wonderful talent at flirting, which eventually entangled him in the ma trimonial net Hink Spinney, peddler of hard ware, woodenware and tinware every where, was played by Leo Miller who could not ovecome his bashful ness long enough to propose to the belle of the village. However, one dark night when neither could ' see the other he proposed and carried off the prize. Leo' got away good and produced his share of the laughs. Sid ' Roberts, longing . for the "great white way" was the part as signed to Frank Highland, and prov ed that he could get away with a "sob part" to perfection. Frank al most brought the tears with his pa thetic story and was a favorite with the audience. . . Clifford Leete, as ' Azarlah Figg, the village rich man and merchant, who lost $70, was exceptionally good in his part No one imagined him so hard hearted but the thought of the house in New York was too much for him and he finally yielded in a niost business like manner to the wiles of cupid. . ' Bent with age and covered with great quantities of white whiskers, Willard Harnden made the part of Gandpa Blue, the 'oldest inhabitant, a good one. Willard played his role well. , Evalina Tupper, belle of Chow- derville,' was most charmingly play- ed by Miss Agatha Prlntz. Her man- ner was easy and she looked the part to perfection, but she didn't want it known that she loaned her fiance the $70 necessary to go into the grocery business. Miss Dee a spinster, full of ills and patent medicine, was one of the most difficult roles and was well assigned to Miss Corrine Ackers. Miss Ackers deserves highest com mendation fo the clever work she did in -this part. Miss Dee thought it was terrible to be married on the Fourth of July but when the oppor tunity presented she-forgot the "hoo doo" and again bloomed out In. the "red bow and yellow roses." " Harriett Boles as Sara Ellen ( Spriggs, on the trail of her third hus- j band, was all that anyone could wish Ihis usually charming young lady; developed a terrible disposition fully in keePin? the intentions of the nilthAf DTIrl' IhAM DAllM ha . fault - . . " r-.- lround witn ner rendition of the role jViigned her. She found her "third".) in the Peraon of Azariah Figg and.jn !le,pI makf e c,osin gcene one of.. n """' lJrlKKa -unuKiiwr 01 I Honeysuckle Spriggs - . . . , "en; Was P'yed MiM T r - ' , " 8 ' "T r u'a . ! tnat lne ' ,?ft fT' lncrdiwtnt one of ; disasterously, and their many friends I " TZl -V"6 conSrtu,atin?1 fhe47ictl n the "ldent little New York girl getting off as e.s.ly as they did. o completely, out Margaret aswn ished the audience with her sharp ton (rim and riaariv wit STio fnnnJ hor :mttt. , fll. iiff1. unv v Mt(,j f " rf U to the city and got her pleasant ., , , .i ladies composed the chorus and were tastily dressed, sang sweetly and made a most' chanting background for the play. The. ChowdervilU fire Brigade was composed of Chalmers Moore Ralph Bane,' James Taylor, Dale Nichols and Alva Cain. The boys gave some good musical selections and formed a pleasing part of the evening en- itcrtainment. The hfgh school orchestra played several selections and surprised those who had not heard them befort -kith both th, class and the rendj- A very interesting- track meet is scheduled' for Saturday afternoon ! when the Hugoton' Boy Scouts will i try nas Deen asxea ior zo ior uie -iciii;u nar vrijiiaiiD aiiu wits uiugiai Scouts are endeavoring to bear their nr.- rt i t v Y iu 1 share of the burden of relief. The boys also nled money for lo cal expenses and will appreciate a good crowd. The meet will be inter esting and at the . samer time will help provide the needed funds, so get out Saturday afternoon and spend a pleasant afternoon while assisting a worthy cause. A GOOD LECTURE SUNDAY E. E. Zimmerman, a Christian Jew connected with tbe missions to the Jews at New York City, .will lecture at the Baptist Church Sunday at 2:80. He has recently been in the European countries and comes with first hand knowledge of Jewish con there. He comes here by consent and Invitation of the Minister's Union All are invited to hear him. It will be worth while. . Mrs. A. A. Mitchell will return from California where she was call ed by the illness of her sister. LIBERAL PEOPLE IN On Way to Bucklin W. W. Harrison . i Turned Over Car Injuring Occupants . ' ' W. W. Harrison, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Roy See and Clifton Mahoney were victims ol an auto accident Monday evening which terminated very luckily, although all were more or ieg8 badly injured. : Mr. Harrison and party were on their way to Bucklin to attend thejplace, Wildey Association in his Dodge car. When near Plains, while .attempting to turn the car turned over twice. Mr. Harrison was driving t a good clip, Mahoney posting him on the road. When near Plains Mahon ey, as they approached the turn, said "turn here.'t Not thinking how fast he was driving or the nearness of the turn, he obeyed, the ar skidded and rolled over. Mr. Havrison was considerably cut and bruised on the head and face. Mrs. Harrison "suffered a badly bruised ankle; Mrs. See and Mr. Mo- hony were the more seriously injured Mrs. See's arm was wrenched eut of place and badly bruised, while Ma- honey had some bad bruises on his head and one leg and foot were cut and bruised. - fPL loe u, ... u.u,, ,,.. ed as a result of Its roll. Mrs. See was able to take her work the Rebekah team but Mahoney w unable to work in the I. O. O. wniie tne IOlKS were uau.y ... - , . P and bruised it is rery fortunate tion of their numbers. The orchestra is under the direction of Miss I!dson I Miss Fern Ell.aesser, pianist, was Lm,.! to the occasion in every way. The play was directed by Miss Davis, hittory Instructor i the high whool, and the cart wag selected from her class. The success of the ottering , of MUg 0.. .b- nity a. ho detail had been over- j looked in the presentation while the 'cast could not have been improved upon. . . . The patriotic finale was a beauti ful close to a pleasing entertain- Iment. James Taylor representing the navy, in sailor; uniform; Willard Harnden, .the army, and Mica Evelyn Molter as the Goddess of Liberty, carrying the large American flag made a scene which elided deafening applause. . .This play will be given again: next week Wednesday, at the Majeetle. T, Seetes will be on eal at Tayor's. Oddfellows Exemplified Second Degree; Re bekahs, the Rebecca Degree. One of the Best Talks on Oddf ello wship a Feature The Southwest Wlldey District Association I. O. O. F., met at Buck lin, Kansas, April 26, at which time hundreds of Oddfellows and Rebe kahs met with th. Bucklih lodge as host, to celebrate. JJie 102nd anniver sary of the founding of the Order. "While several went from Liberal in cars, the crowd for the most part boarded the early train . Tuesday morning, and if .was a right folfy crowd, too. The trip was made in seeming record time and arriving at Bucklin members of the Bucklin lodge were on hand with a weclonie and pockets full of meal tickets. At 11 a. m. the first meeting of the day was opened in the I.O.O.F. hall with President S. W. Ncely and Secretary W. W. Dawkins In charge. .The business of the organization having been attended to, nomina tions were called for the next meet ing place. J. M. Kelley of Meade was on his feet Instantly and In a neat little speech invited the hosts of Oddfellowship to gather at "his home town, Meade for the next session. Knowing the hospitality of Meade folks a motion that nominations be closed was promptly made and Meade was chosen by acclamation. - By the time this was handled the noon hour had arrived and the an nounecement of the eating places made. Among the others It was told that the Rebekahs were serving din ner and there was a stampede for the Rebekah eats. Every arranee- ment had been carefully made and j such a dinner as they had prepared! i Chicken and all those good things J like cherry pie ' and the rest were there in sufficient quantity, and the ; ladies were right on hand to see that all ate their fill with no extra chnrge. - Finally all had been satisfied and began assembing for the march to he Christian Church where the after- iiuuii iiiocviiik nun dviicuuivu to MUC Arriving at the church" the meet- Ling was opened by President Neely, after a pleasing selection by the Bucklin High School Orchestra, P. Q. Davis, pastor of the Christian church gave.the Invocation. Mayor Lee Gould made "the ad dress of welcome in a hearty manner and convinced the visitor that they were indeed welcome. ' President Neely welcomed the Oddfellows and was responded to by Mr. Potter of Turon. Mrs. F. H. Hope of Bucklin In a few well chosen words welcomed the Rebekahs, Mrs. Bennett of Haviland responding for the visiting Rebekahs. Another selection was given by the orchestra and Elder E. C. Whit- aker, a former pastor of the Christ ian church at Bucklin but now' of Ponca City, Okla., was introduced as the speaker of the day. . Those acquainted with Mr. Whlta aker were expecting to hear some thing good, but even those . were surprised for he exceeded previous efforts. His talk had to do with the relationship of the Oddfellow lodge and the church, and the fact that he Is both a minister of the Gospel and an Oddfellow placed him in position to handle the subject in an intellig ent manner. Space forbids. r.esume of the talk for it would be difficult to select any one part over another. Many who heard it .declare it the best of the kind they had ever heard.. He removed one serious objection which many people have to fraternal orders that they Interfere with the work of the church, and he declared the order just as necessary in its field as is the church In Its line of endeavor and that neither could hinder the work of the other .if sin cerity dominated the individual. Following Mr.' Whltaker, Past Grand Master Rau of Pratt made a stirring appeal fo; funds to equip an orchestra at the state Oddfellow's? Jiome. He told of the work of the ' .. .. .... Home and when the collection naa been taken -it was found that over $75 had been contributed. A touch appeal In behalf of .the fund, was made by H. W. Lane of Liberal, Lodge No. 665. Col. C. H. Ellis also made a much appreciated talk. The meeting was closed by a se lection by the Bucklin High School GTee Club and the boys were forced te respond to a hearty encore. The the hundreds of, visitors thronged the streets land Imingljed with the people of the city who ev erywhere gave the Klad bnd until 7:30 when the. work of the evening began. The evening meeting was held in the spacious auditorium of the Bucklin school house which was am ple for the big crowd. Pratt Lodge No. 248 put on the" work of the Initiatory Degree In s very clever manner. The First was exemplified by Greensburg Lodge No. 820 and they did well. Liberal Lodge No. 655 put' on the Second and the big crowd of Liberal folks present were proud of the way they handled the . work. Despite the fact that Clifton Mahoney was out of the team on account of injuries re ceived in an auto accident, and that changes had to be made at the last moment, the boys went through in fine shape. Mullinville is not a large city by any means, but they have a team which rank right up with te best of the District. They gave the Third an we feel safe in saying tat they did it bh well an any Lodge in this part of the state could have done. After the work the team gave a beau tiful exhibition, of floor work. Liberal Rebekah Lodge then came on the floor and gave a beautiful exhibition of fancy drills, Col. C. H,' Ellis directing. ' The Liberal Lodge is famed for Its floor work and while the spectators expected a clever ex hibition it is altogether likely tat they were considerably surprised for ' the ladies attempted some new ideas I Vwl Mil It lM nt TllAM . . ... . . , . 'were greeted with much aonlause at- testing the pleasure f the audience Conditions over which we have no control (at this time) prevent us frpm commenting at length upon the appearance of the ladies of the De great Staff, but we heard enough comments from the crowd to con vince us that we were not prejudiced in our judgment that there are few teams in the state that has anything 6n them. s - The Liberal Rebekah Degree Staff exemplifid the workrk at the I.O.O. F. Hall at 8 o'clock and while they would not let the Democrat Reporter , in to see how they did it we gather- . ed from other sources that they gave entire satisfaction and came up to fullest expectations. After the Rebekah team retired from the floor, the Bucklin team came out in humorous array and gave some very clever drills, eausing much laughter. The Bucklin ladies are noted for their efficient work and while their effort was intended more as a mirth provoker than any thing else, they did some nice drills in a thoroughly competent manner. Early In the morning the crowds (Continued on Page Twelve) EASTERN STAR WENT v TO GARDEN CITY WED. Two car loads of Eastern Star members drove to Garden City Wed nesday to attend a School of In struction an initiation and" banquet in the evening. . The Liberal staff were to put on the. work of initition. Among those to go were were Mrs.. W. B. Taylor, Miss Lottie Edwards, Mrs. Grinstead, Mrs. Emil Hall, Vis Myrtle Moore; Miss Blanche Swan, Mrs Edith Jones, Mrs, Hal Reid,Mrs Shumate and Mrs. Walt Krohne. , NEW MANAGER FOR BRIGGS ft ARBUCKLE STORE J. P. McKlernan of Hutchinson it here to tak charge of tbe Briggs tt Arbnckle store on North Kansas Avenue. Mr. McKlernan is a good business man and the. store should prosper in ' his care, . ' ' ''?..' ' N . ! . Mrs. McKlernan is a daughter of J. F. Fuest of thta. city and tag many friends who" welcome 4ier re turn to Liberal to live. .. .'..'.-,( : v'