VOL. 15. 22
LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS.NOVEMHER, 17 1921
J. B. MILLER
FOR ARMISTICE DAY
Everything Went Off Smoothly And
Parade Was Best Ever -Seen
The third Annual Armistice Day
Celebration was the best ever held in
Liberal and everyone entered into
the spirit of the occasion in the proper
Promptly at 10 o'cock the parade
started from the courthouse and
wended its way thru the principal
streets. Veterans of the Civil War,
Spanish American war and the world
war appeared in line in - the proper
order, led by the Liberal Band which
rendered music appropriate to the oc
casion. The school 'children from the pri
. mary grades to the high school made
very interesting and pretty spec
tacle. "The Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, the Ladies Auxiliary, Red
Cross and other organizations contri
buted their share to the success, of the
A number of the business houses
had floats which were Very well done
indeed. Burton D. Mann, local Dodge
dealer had several decorated cars in
line. The Paul W. Light Lumber Co.
and the Light Grain and Milling Co.
each had good exhibits. A local piano
company had a musical float, and the
' Rebekah Lodge had a good float. It
was not generally know that there
. were to be floats or there would have
been many others.
All agree that it was the best par
ade ever pulled off here and the Le
gion boys can have the 'Satisfaction
of Knowing that they were success-
. ful in their effort.
-After the parade there were sever
al interesting talks and the big free
Army dniner was served to everyone
who came for it
. In the afternoon a program of
,eports was given on the platform on
Kansas Avenue, and in the street.
The little folks took part in a pleas
ing manner and furnished lots of a-
musement for the grown-ups. The
" oilow fights on the mast were the
most laughable, while a dozen or so
clowns made a lot of fun. .
- By the time the street program was
over it was time for the big Legion
football game between Liberal and
Guymon. From the looks of the
crowd at the game almost everyone
was there and it was a real game, cal
culated to give all their money's
IJI the evening there were several
entertainments. The Ladies Auxil
iary gave a banquet for the visiting
ladies of Ex-Service Men and this
was especially enjoyable. The Legion
also gave a banquet for the visiting
Legionairres which is reported to
have been a great success.
Then the dance at the Liberal Auto
Supply Company garage was the at
traction and all who cared for this
form of amusement were propery en
tertained. Hon. John W. Davis of Geensburg
spoke at the Tucker Theatre on his
trip to the battle-fields of Europe and
it was a most interesting talk. To
fully appreciate the work of the
American armies it is necesary to see
the kind of country where the fightng
took place, and after this visit mr.
Davis is enabled to give better out
line of the activities incident to win
ning the war as well as give many in
teresting facts concerning the condi
tion of the countries at this time.
We have heard only words of praise
for Mr. Davis' talk, and everyone a
trreeinir that it was excelent.
The two minutes silence in honor of
the unknown soldier was generally ob
'served although it seemed a few per
sons did not know of the plan. How-
ever there was but little noise to be
heard, and Liberal was really a silent
place for that two minutes.
The Liberal hand was on hand all
day to enliven the occasion and we can
now point withpridete the fact that
Liberal has a real band, which is cap
able of making real music. There is
nothing which adds to such an occa
sion as good music and we had a gen
erous quantity Armistice Day.
Taken all in all we believe that the
celebration this year was by far the
best we have had. There was good
.co-operation to make the celebration a
success, and it should imfWe with
the Dasinsr of years. The crowd was
one of thelargest ever seen in Liberal
and everyone seemed to enjoy them
T. C. Hall and Pat Young were up
from Texhoma, Oklahoma, the latter
part of the. week, taking injhe.cele
bration. - .
W. B. KING MAY BE NEW
SEC CHAMBER COMMERCE
Has Made Application and Appoint
ment Seems Likey at .
W. B. King is a prospective secre
tary of the Liberal Chamber of Com
merce, and his appointment will be
acted upon at an early meeting of the
Board of-Directors of that body.
King has been boosted for the place
by some of the best business men of
the city who feel that he is fully qual
ified and in every way capable of fil
ing the place. He 1b a citizen of the
town with every interest of the town
at heart, - possesses good business
judgement, has a reputation for fair
ness and square dealing, and is a tire
less worker. He has spent a lot of
time in public work and has made
good every time he has been called up
The Democrat would urge the dir
ectors to act favorably upon the ap
plication of Mr. King, as we believe
he is just the man for the place.
Rev. F. Olin Hunt has been devot
ing a lot of time to looking after' the
C hamber of Commerce affairs in the
absence of a regular secretary, and
has done a good job, but it is hardly
fair to ask him to longer discommode
himseff with the place, so if we are to
have a permanent secretary, Mr. King
is the logical man.
BEATY TO HUNT
DEER IN ARKANSAS
Dr. Fred M. Beaty will leave. next
week for Yellvill, Arkansas, where he
will spend a month or more on a hunt
ing trip. A few days ago he received
a pair of deers feet from L. H. Layton
as a notice that the season was open.
He at once began making arrange
ments for the trip. . He says his host
has some of the best coon dogs in the
Btate and he anticipates a great time.
Lee Larrabee will join him later. Mrs,
Beaty will spend the time in Hutchin
son, Wichita and other points visiting
relaton. ... '
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Brown were
here from Samon, Kansas, visiting
friends this week.
Aviation Meet, November 12th
and 13th, 1921
Sale of Programs 23.26
Collected from guarantors.. 1,100.16
Cecil Lucus $126.00,
Chas. Mayes 176.00
Perry Hutton '. 100.00
E. Williams 90.00
Dick Phillips 26.00
Geo. Clark 60.00
Cyle Horchem 200.00
Walter Beach 76.00
Frank Armstrong : 126.00
Chas. Mayes 126.00
Williams, Armstrong and
Above was paid to aviators for
prizes, wing-walking and parachute
leaps. . '
Roy McMinnville $ 16.40
Floyd McDaniels 1680
R. L. McMinnville 17.50
N. L. Sifers : :. 14.50
Liberal News 218.75
Liberal Democrat 185.20
Western Union 26.67
Banquet for aviators 48.50
Standard Oil Co 69.94
Peoples Oil Co 45.24
L. E. Wilson 5.60
Errett Williams 31.22
Total Paid Out $2,625.82
Cash in Bank .'.........".1 636.72
After all bills are paid balance will
be prorated back to guarantors, if
Above includes cost of Air Frolic
paid to date, the larger items re-1
maining unpaid are government tax,!
$213.91, and about $200 for hotel ,
and restaurant expense for aviators
and mechanics while at the. meet.
There are many smaller items of ex
pense for which bills have not beeh
received, sueh as telephone and tele
graph charged to indiviluefs, land
other -bills not yet audited.
Anyone signing the puarantee who
has not been seen, please - see and
pay one of the following committee:
U. V. layior ana JCa uonneuey,
ticket committ.-; Chas Light, presl-j
dent .of the Camber of Commerce;
Ralph, Summers and E. D. Cooper,
assisting with collections.
I A Ulii AIRSHIP BURNED f
ON, WAY TO HUTCHINSON
L. Siferg Lost Plane by Fire As
He Was Leaving
N. L. Sifers Of Hutchinson, one of
! of the pilots in the air meet here, had
I the misfortune to lose his ship by fire
when ten miles north of Liberal, on
his way to his home.
Mr. Sifers was able to land without
injury, but the ship was badly dam
aged, being practically a total loss.
Lieut. Langford came down from
Hutchinson with another plane to take
Mr. Sifers home. The plane was driv
en by Lieut. Langford and was equip
ped with a machine gun and army
equipment, the first of the kind to
be seen around here.
LIBERAL LOAN COMPANY
ABOUT READY. TO LOAN
Blanks Will be Finished Friday And
Applications Will Then
The big set of blanks for the Liberal
Loan Company will be completed and
delivered Friday so that applications
will be received the first of the week.
The job was one of the biggest this
office has handled in years and also
one of the most particular.
Those familiar with the workings
of the new company are of the opinion
that it is going to be the means of
saving many a farmer and stockman
from ruin, and also be a big assistance
to the business interests of this see
ton by making more money available
for business purposes.
TUnoA sIaui fini InotlD artrmlsl BAA
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v... f Vtna wlBPkon bv Persons from a distance
joiuiio naiaui Dcviwaij ttv
office in the Miller building.
RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNS
. The bridge, three miles east of
Mullinville, burned Wednesday af
ternoon. It Is thought the fire start
ed from the accumulation of weeds
under the bridge. All of the through
trains, No's. .1, 2, 8 and 4, were de
toured through Dodge City over the
Santa Fe and on to Hutchinson. The
local trains, No's. 31 1 and 312 run
gers were transferred from one train
as far as the bridge and the passen-
to the other. It is thought that the
new bridge will be ready for use
within forty-eight hours from the
time the other was burned.
Miss Harriet 8mith of Greensburg
visited with Mrs. Stiles over Sunday.
"GJVE YOUR DOLLAR"
The drive - lor funds for the
American Red Cross in Seward
County is lagging) in feet, pain
fully dragging. Only a little ever
an hundred dollars in member
ship (or the ensuing year has been
Each year the Seward County
Red Cross advances money to
soldiers, who are worthy of the
consideration, hut this cannot be
done if the people of Seward
County do not pay their member
shipjust a dollar.
Is there a man in Seward
County who will fail to help re
lieve the "straitened" 'circum
stances of an ex-service man.
Somehow we cling to the, belief
that there Is not a soul in the
Southwest who will fail to give
a dollar for such . cause.
The RecT Crose of Seward
County has plans for a nurse for
the. city and county, knowing the
need for one, hut this cannot he
realized if the people fail to an
swer its call for Rd Cross mem
bership. The local Red Cross has
done much work for humanity's
sake, and the expenditure of
Roaey haa been conservative The
dollar you invest to help, the ex
service man, the worthy citiienry
which suffer, disaster, will do a
greater good when working with
others, than if you spend it alone.
Seward County's Red Cross
needs a thousand dollars to fur
ther its work, to perform its func
tion for the relief, even to save
the life of the unfortunate. Will
yon, Mr. American Citizen, per
mit the noble institution to
weaken just for the need of one
"Have you a heart
' . and a dollar." '
Si'bncribe today I
' Publicity Department
e-f Red Cross
THE BIG AIR FROLIC IS
ENJOYED BY THOUSANDS
People Came From Far and Near To
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wv uivnicBi AAIIIUIIIUU 111
The big air frolic last Saturday and ; Jennie Karau has sold her insur
Sunday was attended each day by ance business to A. C. Reed of Elkhart
thousands of people, estimates being
around eight thousand saw the ex
hibition Sunday afternoon.
While the number of palnes adver
tised did not materialize, there were
eleven ships on ' the ground, ample
to give everything advertised on the
program with one exception.
There were plenty of planes to
make all the contests interesting, the
races being participated in by a num
ber of them.
The wing walking and acrobatics
could have not been better, as the men
walked and climbed about the plane
in mid-air in a manner to make the
obserwers hold their breath.
Two parachute jumps were .made
daily and these were. as pretty as ever
The stunts by the planes embraced
every trick known to the most daring
aviator, and entertained the multi
tude with their hair-raising stunts.
One plane made twenty-one complete
loops before reaching ihe ground.
The ariiiy planes did not arrive in
the manner advertised, but one huge
plane came :mj did every stunt a
plane could do.
The fact that there were not more
planes did not in the least detract
from the program, More had prom
ised but failed to mul e it.
On the whole the entertainment was
good, and many words of "'raise were
; - . . - .
I 4-Vi a xnmnl ntnnnna nHil mmlitir r f (ha
The fellows who donated the time
in making arrangements and carrying
them out have met some criticism be
cause the affair did not pay out, but
we feel that they should not be cen
sured. They put in a hard week free
of charge, and the fact that so
many did not come onto the field
and help in the matter ef the cost Ja
not to their discredit. If half who saw
the program had bought . tickets,
there would have been no deficit. The
Democrat believes they should be ten
dered a vote of thanks rather than
Those who have seen similar shows
in the larger cities say that the Liber
al exhibit was equal to any of them,
and there is really no grounds for
criticism of the program or the
method of handling it.
There seems to be some misun
derstanding as to the closing up of
roads leading to the grounds and a
lot of unfavorable comment in this re
gard. Now let everyone be sensible,
and view the proposition from the
proper angle. This was a public prop
osition. No one expected to make
any money out of it except possibly
the aviators.- Everything which was
done was for the succes of the
show. Liberal folks have no kick com
ing as thiwas for the benefit or all.
The committe brought a show here
equal to anything Wichita ever had,
purely for the benefit of the pub
lic. They gave their time and effort,
neglected their own business for the
public good, so we hope that all this
talk will blow over, and that all will
realize the advantage to the commun
ity is the advantage of every man
living in it, and that next year Liber
al can pull off another meet which will
surpass this attempt.
SUNRISE PRAYER MEETING
The Bantists are giving a sunrise
prayer meeting Thanksgiving morn
ing at seven o'clock at the church. All
the young peoples societies of the dif
ferent churches are invited to attend.
Breakfast will be served.
PARQUET AT SANFORD
LAST FRIDAY EVENING
A beautiful banquet was given at
the New Sanford Cafe last Friday
evening for the American Legion and
all visiting Legion men The ( long
tables were arti tically la.d, and pink
and white carnations wero used as
About two' hundred Legion men
and their wives or friends were pres
ent, and they are loud in their praise
of the service and attention accorded
them at Jhis most popuplar cafe.
Mr. Mary Sillin returned to her
home in Preston Wednesday after
staying with ber mother Mrs. French
for some time, who is in a local hos
pital.', 1 v -
. JENNIE KARAU SELLS
A. C. Reed of Elkhart Now In Charge '
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j Ul UUH1I1UH0 n 1MUUT
the transfer being made this
and Mr. Reed is now in charge ready and Guymon Legion teams Armistice
to meet all who need insurance of any Day.
km1, " The crowd was the largest which
Mr. Reed comes from Elkhart where ever asembled on Liberal's field wit
he has been engaged in similar busi- nesed the irame. estimate. ,.,...
ness. Selling out recently and desir
ing to locate in a growing city he
came to Liberal and succeeded in
buying the Karau agecny. He is ex-
perienced in nsurance line, and w.ll fisrt quarter 0 one
be able to give the same good ser- a Kon ,na(le un,e8g wag
vice a. 'ormerly made by one of
Mrs. Karau had in ended going to Both ,
California for the winter but was nt . ' J , ,
i j . , iU r u i 01 peD and v,m they posaesed and it
drafted as secretary of the Liberal was , contest guch J
Loan Company and may have to'onth idjron
change her plans and stay with that, Both
' The Democrat welcome. Mr. Reed "0t ?.
and expresses the wish that he may
find life in Liberal profitable and
AND THE PRIZE WINNERS
The judges of the contests were:
C. C. Barnes, N. L. Sifers and C. W.
Moriun of Hutchinson.
The following prizes were awarded
the contestants in the Flying Frolic
t i .
on iNovemocr lzm, iva.
b ree-for-ull CurtiH race, H0 miles
First prize, Cecil Lucas, $75; sec
ond, Chas. Mayse, $50; third, Perry
Hutton, Loving Cup, given by the;
Liberal Rotary Club. I
Fivh mlniita nltit.iwla nltmli liv I
Lieutenant Brookley. accompanied
by Eugene Davis, as timekeeper; GuvTnon "am- Th Kme was hard
prize, Loving Cup given by the City and a lot of wind- Beck WM their
of Liberal. P'ayer, the man they were depending
Laird Swallow and Lincoln Stand-1 upon to win the ame- Instead of
ard race First prize, Chas. Mayse, Playin8" him out he was pulled and
$76; second, George Clark, $60; and "lowed to recuperate, while the Lib
third, Cyle Horchem, Loving Cup by eral team worked itself down. Then
First National Bank. I Just at the last he was put back, fresh
Free-for-all Airship Acrobatic Con and B Rood condition. The' wisdom
test First prize, $76 ; second, Cyle
Horchem, $60; third, Walter Beach,
Loving Cup by Wilkins Bros.
Parachute Landing Contest First
prize, Frank Armstrong, Loving Cup
by the Chamber of Commerce of
The following prizes were awarded
the contestants in the Frolic Sunday,
November 13th, 1921.
American Legion Handicap race
for all planes, 50 miles First prize,
Perry Hutton, $100; second, Chas.
Mayse, $50; third, Cyle Horchem,
moving cup Dy seward County.
Wing Walking Contest, First prize,
Cyle Horchem, $75; second, Frank
Armstrong, $50; third, N. L. Sifers,
Loving Cup by Lawrence Wlmmer
Post No. 80, American Legion of
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spot Lnaing contest witn dead
motor First prize, Walter Beach,
$75; second, Cecil Lucas, $50; third,
C. W. Morian, Loving Cud bv Lions
Parachute Spot Landing Contest
First prize, Frank Armstrong, $75.
Flying Up Side Down Contest
First prize, Cyle Horchem, $75;
second, Dick Phillips, $25.
The following pilots were present
Errett Williams, Arkansas City,
Chas. Mayse, Arkansas City, Stan
dard. Cecil Lucus, Arkansas City, O. X.
Cyle Horchem, Attica, Laird.
Dick Phillips, Attica, Laird.
George Clark, Hugoton, Laird.
Walter Beech, Wichita,- Laird.
Pete Hill, Arkansas City, Curtis.
Perry Hutton, Great Bend, Curtis.
H. E. Nordan, Emporia, Laird.
C. C. Barnes, Hutchinson, Laird.
Lieut. Brookley, Post Field, Fort
Sill, Oklahoma, DeHaviland.
Mrs. C. B. Jensen will open a kin- i
tergarten ai ncr nome at imra and
rrospect, on ioemoer ist. I
The hours will be from one to five
every afternoon except Satuday and
Sunday, and the ages of the children
from three to five years. There will
be a special day for the little folks
under three years, and this will be
Thursday and Friday at the same,
hours.. Several little folks have al-
A bunch of Garden City Elks in-,,
vaded Liberal today looking up poe-
sible victims. They are coming down
before long to initiate a class here,
GUYMON WON GAME
ON ARMISTICE DAY
Credit For Victorv IW T ri..-
' "ue io captain
Of Guymon Team For
The hardest fought and the clean
est foot ball game ever witnessed in
woeral. was u aver hv th i t
were between 2,000 and 2,600 in at
v , vlv MIGI f
From the start it was apparent that
it Was anvbodv'n o-iimo o- tk-
v..w vpudhiuji wio it point ana it would
it would be difficult to say which team
played the better foot ball.
The crowd was wild and raised a
tremendous uproar when the team
they were backing made a gpod gain.
Possibly the most thrilling moment
for the Liberal fans was when Dutch
M alone intercepted a Guymon pass
and run forty yards thru a broken
field. However he was severely tack-
lirl IsfnMi 1L. t
. ' uv" ",e
The panic was scoreless until within
one minute of the closing whistle,
when Beck of Cuymon, ran 90 yards
thru Liberal's lines for a touchdown
and Guymon kicked the goal.
This play was due to the super-
,or Kenera'n'P i we captain or tne
, of this move is apparent. With Beck
a new man, and the Liberal team worn. ,
out it was easy enough for him to get
away for a score, and then it was too
late for Liberal to "pep" and get a
score,- and Guymon had the game in
safely stowed away.
However it was a wonderfu game,
pronounced by several college men aa
the equal of any college game they ;
had ever witnessed. Rooters for both
sides got their money's worth and
while the Liberal fans were diaao-
1 pointed that their team did not win,'
they have only words of praise for
the ability of the Guymon team.
It is altogether proable that the two
tsama will meet at Cnvmon for an-
other battie on Thanksgiving Day and
the Kmmtl wlil draw a crowd from far
Miss Gertrude Lane, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lane of thi:
city, and Mr. L. A. LaGue were mar
ried at 9:00 o'clock, a. m. at the
Catholic church by Father Herman
of Fowler. Miss Mae Flood played
the Mendelsohn Wedding March, and
the bride and groom were accompa
nied by Bernard Myer and Miss
Clemintine LaGue, sister fit the
groom. The ring ceremony was used
and hymns were sung by the choir.
After .the ceremony, Mrs. W. O.
Woods served breakfast to the bri
dal party. A delicious dinner was
served at the Lane home at 3:00 p.
m., to the family and immediate
friends of the bride and groom..
Both young people are well-known
here and have a host of friends. Mrs.
LaGue has been serving as super
visor in the telephone office for
sometime, and has made many warm
friends. Mr. LaGue is formerly ef
Concordia, Kansas, but has been em--ployed
at the Star Lumber company
for several months, and is a fine
The young couple will make their
home in Liberal.. The Democrat joins .
their . many friends tn extending
heartiest congratulations. . '
The Executive of the W. M. F. S.
wfl, met Monday nignt at 7.30 ta the
eagt of the Annex. Membew
Mr8 D. C. Wood, Pres.
THANKSGIVING FOOD SALE
he Ladies of the Bethel Baptist
Aid will hold a Food Sale November
22nd, at George's Grocery. They wil
sell Chicken, Cakes and Pudding."-
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