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X THE DEM LARGEST PAID CIRCULATION OF - ANY PAPER IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS VOL. XV. NO. 32 LIBERAL, SSWARI) COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUARY 26, 1922 By J. B. MILLER LIBERAL GAS STRONG IN HEATING QUALITIES NEW PLUMBING SHOP (REPORTS NICE BUSINESS CHAS. TAYLOR SAW PICTURES IN MAKING L. H. S. BASKET BALL TEAM HELD BUCKLIN WELL CHAPTER HONORS TWO FAITHFUL OFFICIALS TWENTY-FIVE GRADUATE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL tlBERAL i'.t - of - Through the courtesy of H. M. lfcQuigg of the McQuigg Investment Company, principal operators in the Liberal field, the Democrat is able this week to give the results of a chemical analysis of the gas found in the well on the Boles farm west of Liberal. The analysis is as follows: Ethane 11 per cent plus; methane 85 per cent; nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide, 4 per cent. This analysis was made by Smith, Emery & Company, chemical . engi neers and metallurgists of Los An geles, California, from samples sub- " mitted by Mr. McQuigg. It is a well known fact that gas from wells producing gas only, as found throughout most of the mid eontinent territory, contains little or , no Ethane, being, composed almost , entirely of Methane, which is com monly known as marsh gas. Ethane is one of the heavier hy- - dro- carbons found in rich petroleum gas and is a principal constituent of gasoline. Gasoline in commercial quantities can be and has been con densed from the gas from the Lib eral district. , Relatively, the Liberal gas is su perior to most natural gas produced In the mid-continent field, when it in considered that the average con tent of Ethane is only approximately one per cent, as against more than eleven per cent for the Liberal gas. The test made by the same firm and also the State University De T. U. as 1000, Meaning that the partment of Chemistry, give the B. heat units found in this gas runs 1000 to the foot The significance of this average is best understood when it is known that artificial gas, .commonly known as producers' gas, '' Contains approximately 300 B. T. ' TJ. to the foot .; It will be seen that this gas is especially valuable as" a' - producer of heat for domestic or industrial uses, and because of its high heating value, will be an economical fuel. . Another thing to be taken into consideration in regard to .the anal ysis, is the fact that the sample was taken from the well after it had been drowned out for several ironths, and it is likely that a later test would have shown up to even better ad vantage. ROTARY NEWS When lunch time came Tuesday, everybody asked: "Where is Jack Evans? We can't eat till he comes", but Frank Boles stepped up and said he would lead them out, and so all got to eat on time. It turned out that Jack had a friend who was going to ride a goat over in Elkhart, and he couldn't resist the desire to go and see it done. He and Ernest came in after pie was served. ; The committee on Associated Charities read the proceedings and plan of the general committee called to form the organization, and the club approved the report. The Rus- ' sian famine situation was then taken Up, and the club decided not to take : separate action, but for each member to help the regular committees in any way they could, and endorsed the . movement unanimously. The. mayor had requested the chairman . to name a member of the 'Rotary to act on the Park Commis sion, but he' decided to offer the names of three members from which the mayor might choose one. . The chairman appointed Warren jZimmernmn to. act as chairman at ; the next, meeting.. DOUBLE HEADER BASKET BALL SATURDAY NIGHT 1 .There will be a double-header bas ket ball game, here Saturday night, when the Plains town team and the Liberal town team, and the two high . school teams play at the Methodist tabernacle court. The first game starts at 8:30. Everybody should .. come out and boost for the home teams, and help them, win. " Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hinds were .in '. liberal this week oil their way to their farm at'i Uteyville, Colorado. .They had been at Texhoma, where Mr. Hinds has been empoyed in a barber aiiop. They are plannjnjr on return ing to Liberal before long. Chemical Analysis of Product Big Gat Well Shows 1000 B..T. U. Smith & Edward on North Lincoln Say Business is Good for This Season E. L. Smith anl E. W. Edward ' who, a short time ago, opened a new plumbing shop on North ' Lincoln,' are not among those who view the future from, a pessimistic standpoint. A Democrat reporter visited the shop the first of the week and found both Mr. Smith and Mr. Edwards in good spirits. Since opening for business they have enjoyed a good run of work in their line, and say there is a lot more work in sight. y Both gentlemen are well and fav orably known here, having been with the Liberal Sheet Metal Works for many years, to be exact, Mr. Smith 12 years, and Mr. Edwards 8 years. They are competent workmen and are building up a good business. ASSOCIATED CHARITIES TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT Lack of Quorum Prevented Meeting Wednesday and Adjournment Was Taken It begins to look as if Liberal was to have 1 a well-organized Associated Charities, at least the movement is well under way at this time and the organization will be perfected Monday night, a meeting was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon but too many other things were going on, and ad journment to the later date was deem ed advisable. Each of the churches and civic or ganizatons have elected representa tives on the board and a membership campaign will be inaugurated as soon as final plans are worked out. It is expected to raise sufficient money to handle all charities neces sary without soliciting for individual cases. This is a move in the right direction and while it may take a little time to get the organization to functioning properly, m the end it will be a valu able asset to the city. "FOUR HORSEMEN" AND "THE SHEIK" BIG PICTURES Tucker Theater Put on Two Fine Pho. toplays During Past Wek "The Four Horsemen of the Apo caypse" Friday and Saturday nights, and the "Sheik" Monday and Tuesday nights, at the Tucker were two of the best pictures Liberal has had the op portunity of seeing. . "The Four Horsemen" was doped as one of the bigest if not the big picture of the past year, and it was all that was expected. It came nearer living up to the advertising than any special feature shown in Liberal in a long time. "The Sheik" with the same star was ( a good one, and while it was not as big a picture as the "Four Horsemen" many liked it equally as well. Both were the highest type of pic ture drama and Liberal is indeed for tunate in having the opportunity of seeing them. A TOWN'S SOLID CITIZEN In every town the people who are relied upon to support the best in terests of the community are usually those jwho are found in the church of their choice regularly on Sun day morning. Why not emulate Christ's example and go to church every Sunday. Bring your children to Sunday school; do not send them. Learn what the Bible says about your relation to others. It will make a happier household and a pleasanter life. The- nee-ple o our town who are relied upon to make the greatest sacrifice for the welfare of the com munity go t clurrch. The Presbyterian Church will wel come you next Sunday and will be glad to share its blessings with you. Worship of God, .11 and 7:30. Sunday school at 9 :45. . Christian Endeavor at 6:30. Come and worship with us. CATHOLIC CHURCH Services at - the Catholic church Sunday, January 29th at 10:00 o'clock; a. m. , 18-ihch string of Nayaree .P.earls lost January4th. . Reward, of $10 offered. Mr. J. C. Crowell, 704 No. -Lincoln. ''.'..-.''' ' ' : " ' Heard Art Hickman Orchestra and Saw Other Interesting Things in California C.has. D. Taylor came in rather unexpecieaiy luesaay morning irom the L H. S. basketball teum last Fri Southern California, where he has . day night, but their expectations were been with Mrs. Taylor-jwho has been Chas. tells of many ' interesting things he saw while in the land of sunshine. ' He visited Venice, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Hollywood and Los Angeles.1 He says the big towns are very close together out there, so it is easy to visit them. While there ho saw little Jackie Coogan making a picture. A police- man was carrying him into a house; marked "Orphans' Home," and little Jackie was ragged and dirty. How ever, after it was ovtr and the cam era ceased to click, Jackie came out and got into a car as big ps a truck, and had two or three attendants look ing after his comfort. He also saw the dog whicr appears in the pictures go up to the door and Bcratch and try to get' in the house. . He saw the studios where Gold wyn, Paramount, Fox, and Chester comedies are made, and saw the cow boys and Indians finish a picture and get into their cars and leave for home. It was all very interesting, and sometimes funny, according to Mr. Taylor. At one time during his visit he visited the Ambassador Hotel and heard Art Hickman's orchestra play- ing. Charlie says it was some hotel, but the music was just about as it is reproduced on the graphophone, and was fine at that However, he seemed glad to again meet his Liberal friends and we're of the opinion that he had just about as soon be in Liberal as Los Angeles. s RELIEF IN VOLGA VALLEY OF RUSSIA Children are dying in the hospitals in Russia, at the rate of 10,000 per day. The only diet for fifteen mil lion people is cakes made of dried grass, leaves and twigs stuck togeth er by glue and gelatin boiled from the hoofs of horses found dead over the country. The conditions have become such that cannabalism is being practiced, dead bodies are piled ten feet high at the doors of the hospitals, and guards are being kept there to keep the starving from eating the flesh of their dead kinsmen. Seward county and surrounding trade territory is sending a carload of flour to the stricken country. A barrel of flour costs $4.20, and will save two lives until after next har vest. Deposits can be left at the banks, elevators, and produce houses. Everyone is urged to give something to this crying need. Transportation is paid by the Am erican Friends Service Committee. Every pound of flour donated is guar anteed to be dolivered to the Volga Valley. The FriendB have harge of the relief tnere, but it is under the Amercian Relief Admnistration. (Hoover's Organization). PROGRAM Of the Seward County Teachers' As sociation, Liberal High School on February 4th, 1922, at 2 p. m. Opportunities for the Growth of Ru ral Teachers," as gleaned from State Administrative and Educa tional Councils, Mrs. J. C. Crowell. Report of Educational Council, em phasizing Legislative measures be ing conducted by the School Code Commission A. V. Ebersole. "The Teacher's Part in Effecting De sired School Legislation",. Mrs. Minnie J. Grinstead. Discussion..:.. Supt. A. B. Steele. TO HAVE KANSAS DAY SOCIAL The Christian Endeavor Society of the Hayne church will give a Kansas Day Socal Tuesday evening at the church. A splendid program ' has been arranged arid everyone is in vited to attend. ."" Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gentzler and Dr. P. F. Hanlin drove to. the home of Henry Gentzler, twelve miles west of Two Buttes, Colorado, Sunday. Mr. Gentzler has been quite ill, but is reported as improving -nicely now, Second Game For Home Liu's Showed They HaveHceh Doing Some .. Hard Work Everyone expected to see the fast Bucklin team take i a hard full not realized, as the boys had been working hard and gave the Bucklin team just about all they wanted. The local boys did not get away to a good start, whie Bucklin had their inning, and the half losed with the score n Bucklin's favor by what seem ed a perfectly safe margin. then Liberal exhibited a "boist of speed" and not ony kept Buckin from scorng so frequently, but managed to make a lot of points, and as the game closed the Liberal score lacked but four points equalling that of Bucklin. the former having 17, the latter 21 Bucklin had just defeated Pratt and was confident of victory, and that the Liberal team was able to make such a remarkabe showing is remarkable, and proved that there is good mater ial for a winning team once they get sufficient practice. The team goes to Meade Friday for a game with the team from M. H. S. The following Friday they play at Garden City and the next day at Cim arron. The line-up for the Liberal-Bucklin game was as follows: Bucklin 21 Bailey, F Anderson.F G 5 0 0 4 0 F.T. 3 0 0 0 0 , Snyder, Caul, G 0 Brown, G Totals 8 F.T. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Liberal 17 Highland, F Hill, F, G Miller, C, F, Moore, G Wilmot G Engel, G Zimmerman C' .: Totals Referee: Phelps, Meade. 3 11 REVIVAL MEETING The Church of God Holiness peo ple are still turning the revival loose in this town. Some folks come to town to hold revivals, but we come to turn one loose. We have a new singer, as our first young man is on the sick list. Bro. T. G. Chapin is the new singer; come and hear him. We earnestly ask everybody to come to these services. We have come here to help your town, and if we can't, we will pack our grips and leave. Show us by your presence that you appreciate the Gospel being ; asking the consideration of the Repub preached in all its fulness. You Hean voters. know nothing about us only what ; Mr. Briscndine is notNa stranger to you hear, so come and try us once. Liberal and Seward county. He came Bring your Bibles, as that is what j to the county in 1911 and has been a will take you to Heaven. Let God resident since. He came to Liberal in be true, but every man a liar; 1916 and held a position as steno Romans 8-4. Have you received the grapher for the firms of Ellsaesser & Holy Ghost since you believed? Woods, leaving to go to his home Acts 19:2. stead, 7 miles south of Kismet He We earnestly ask all Holiness peo- has proved his claim and seeks the of ple to help us; all heart believers, j f ice of Register of Deeds. Romans 10-10. To come and be J He" is married, has two children, sanctified holy, at the Baptist Annex, , is a respected citizen of the conjmun- at 7i30 p. m. Street service 8 p. m. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH January 29th is Kansas Day. We. want to celebrate it in a great way. i n buginegg c0nege at Salina, and The Bible school is planning for an experienced in the line of work he attendance of 400; the Christian En- degireg to taie up,- He has never be deavor for 125, and at the evening fore asked fof a put,ijc office, but so service a packed house as usual. Getlidt8 Bupport of all who may be out that ola: suniiower ana ne.p celebrate the day rigni. Specials A ohnrt Kansas Day program in the Bible school at 9:45 a. m. Kan-( Tucket Theatre announces it sas Day solo (by Mrs. Salley at the c)oged a contract for "Way morning .service at 11:00 clo; ' Down Ea(st. The date is not set Young Peoples Choir, High school hfj ,n the near nture. boys' quartette, High school mixed Du;in tne last year this picture has juartette at 7:30. Sermon subject: . the country a road ghow "Pioneers", at 7:30. . at an admission of $2.00. It is now Attendance in Bible school on Jan- run. at the Newman Theatre in uary 22, 368. Help Liberal win. .Kangflg Qty for the . fiflrat time, at All are Invited. , . j popular pricoB. It was in Hutchinson ELEVEN MARRIAGES PER ! la week and the owner of the thea ' MONTH IN COUNTY ter there could not manage the enor- ' nious crowds, and was arrested for Probate Judge J. W. Campbell blocking the traffic on the sidewalk gives out the statement that during and street The admission price here the year just past he issued 133 mar- will be Children '10c; adults 50c, riage licences and that he performed plus tax. ' '' 84 ceremonies out-of that number.! : . 7T La , i i I have a Ford Touring car to trade ';,Mr. and Mrs.' Palmer of Floris. were shopping -in the city-Tueday. : "'' N- van ad J- G. Ault Receive Gifts From Lodge in Token of Esteem At a recent' meeting of Liberal Chapter No. 65, Royal Arch Masons, J. N. Evans was presented with a Past High Priest's Jewel in apprecia tion of the excellent work he did while occupying that office the past year. The jewel, itself, is beautiful, but is appreciated as much for the spirit in which it was given as for the beauty, itself. J. G. Ault was also presented with a very beautiful secretary's apron as a token of appreciation of his faithful service as secretary, and Mr. Ault prizes it highly. This, too, is a very beautiful token. , Both gentlemen accepted their gifts with short talks. a- 1 BOY SCOUT COUNCIL ELECTED OFFICERS Interesting Meeting Was Held at the Chamber of Commerce Rooms Tuesday Evening The Liberal Boy Scout Council held its annual meeting at the rooms of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening, with President E. S. Irwin presiding. . The reports of the officers and committees were read and matters I pertaining to Scout work discussed. 3 ( Scout Commissioner Rev Eli Walk- " er made an oral report showing 1 . much progress durlnar the mist vear and good prospects for the year to rome. On accountof the meeting of the Court of Honor scheduled 'for the name evening the meeting was cut 2 short, to allow members of the Coun- 3 cil to attend this later meeting. 11 Offlrpra for th pnmlnc vnnr will be the same as for the year past: E. S. Irwin, president; F. O. Rindom, vice president; W. B. King, secre tary; J. B. Miller, treasurer, and Eli Walker, scout- commissioner. COUNTY CAMPAIGN IS STARTING EARLY THIS YEAR Hubert C. Brisendin Announces His Candidacy for Office of Register of Deeds Already there is talk of the political line-up for the August primaries, but . the only definite announcement for a pace on the ticket thus far is that Hubert C. Hrisendlne wishes it known ; that he will seek the nomination for 1 Register of Deeds on the Republican ticket. , Mr. Brisendine is this week placing his announcement in the Democrat ity, and has sufficient Dusiness irum ing and education to enable him to handle the work of the office satis- ,,.,. graduate of Kansas Wee- , able to BBBiat him. "WAY DOWN EAST" COMING for well and windmilL--See R. O. oblas, v once t Overland Gsrage. , Exercises Were Held ' at Christian Church Last Friday Evening. Joined High School Monday Twenty-five of the finest yotmg folks in Liberal, having finished tha work of Junior High, were graduated last Friday nght, reeeved their di plomas, and entered Liberal high school Monday. " A very pleasing program was ren dered, the address of the evening being made by Rev. John R. Penning ton of the Baptist church. The program was as follows: Piano Solo, "Tarantella" Heller . Nellie Bloom "Anvil Chorus" Verdi Junior High School Chorus Invocation. .Rev. John R. Pennington Reading, "The Keeper of the Light" -....Van Dyke Nell Hall Violin Solo, "Love in Idleness" Allen Macbeth Vivian Henry Piano Solo, "Sounds From Ring ing Rocks" :.Frank Water Irene Wolfenohler Reading, "Initiation" Booth Tarkington Dale Brown ''Slumber Boat" Gaynor 8th A. Girls' Sextette Readings, "Those Dear Neigh bors," "Powder Box" ;.. , Irene Hubbard Piano Duct, "The Witches' Flight" Russell Nadine Ellsaesser and Ersel Rhodes Address, "Life Ideals" Rev. John R. Pennington Piano Solo, "Happy Shepherd's Dreams" W. F. Sudds Lou Ella Sturdivant Presentation of Diplomas Supt. A. B. Steele "Silent Now the Drowsy Bird" Offenback Junior High School Chorus .... Those receiving diplomas were: Lyle Agnew, Edith Bain, Robert Baughman, NcHie Bloom, Iva Budd, Dale Brown, Anna Cross, Gladys Drake, .Nadine EllsaesseT', Floyd Gy ger, Nell Hall, Vivian Henry, Lou Ella Sturdivant, Josephine Hinde, Irene Hubbard, Charles McCombs, Hazel McPherson, Harry Messer smith, Victor Millman, Gail More land, Mildred Rennick,' Ersel Rhodes, Ernest Robinson, Seldon Wallis, and Irene Wolfenohler. LION'S CLUB MEETING Regular meeting of the Lion's Club of Liberal was held Monday noon at the Grier. Fred M. Bcaty, Report mnde by Ed Donnelly of the Park committee to the effect that the City Council had acted en the park proposition favorably, that the County had given their ground to combine with the City's and C. M. Light's making about 15 acres to be developed into ,n beauty spot for the community. By spriag plans wll be made to start improv ing this land. ' Report or statement made by F. O. Hunt, regarding the plan to send a carload of flour from here to the starving people of Russia, and every Lion present subscribed a barrel f flour to be sent in this car. Con ditions were explained, and the piti ful condition of the thousands of people who are starving ' made the giving of a few dollars an easy mat ter. Al Nelson, manager of the Ma jestic Theater was a guest of the club, and made a very interesting talk. Mr. Fuller, connected witk the Liberal Light, Ice and Power Co., also was a visitor, and made a ' short talk. , i Next meeting at the Grier Mea day noon. . . BOY MEETS WITH ACCIDENT . Arthur Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. II. G. Clark 'of this cityi met witk an accident Saturday evening jvhich resulted in a broken collar bone and peveral severe bruises, while crossing the street at Prospect and SeconL Arthur was watching a car coming' from the west and did not see the one comine from the cast, whiek' struck him and passed over his body. He is getting along nicely at thw time, . ' j ' ' ' , 18-inch string of Navaree Pearto lost January 4th. Reward ' of $1 offered. Mrs. J. C. Crowell, 704 He-. Lineola. -'..1 :-v.Vi - j""