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THE DEMOC VOL. XV. NO. 3! LIBERAL, S KWARI) COUNTY. KANSAS FEBRUARY 16, 1922 By J. B. MILLER M6ERAL RAT 4' PRES. WICHITA SCOUT COUNCIL VISITS LIBERAL Spoke to Member of Liberal Council at Chamber of Commerce , . ' Last Saturday Lorentz Schmidt, president of the Wichita Council, Boy Scouts of Am- i - t M Mr. Schmidt represents a firm of architects of Wichita, and was here - conferring with the school board re garding the new high school building to be erected here. His firm has the contract ,for tho new million dollar building at Wichita,' and would lik? to have the contract for the building here. .-" Mr. Schmidt is thoroughly inter ested in the boy question and devotes considerable of his time to the work of the Scouts. He says "Scouting" -requires sacrifice on the part of the men Interested, but that he considers -It worth the time, as it is his opinion that as a builder of real character, the Boy Scout organization stands igh. Although his talk was without any preparation, he outlined some of the activities of the organization in Wichita, and told of the things the Scouts were doing there. He says that Scouting has been recognized by the best interests of the city and that Some of the leading business wen of the city are giving their time and money to the work. Heem - phasized the necessity of leadership and unswerving interest in the work, "If the Scoutmaster, is lax in his duty it means an inefficient, careless bunch of Scoots, and an organization which cannot last, much less grow." Just to show that Schmidt has the ! vision, we reprint his message to the Wichita Scouts, taken from the Wichita Eagle of a recent date, be ing a part of the "Boy Scouts Bugle" a section of the paper .set aside to Scout work. , "Lorentz Schmidt, school archi- Wet of Wichita, and active in boys' work in the Rotary club, is presi- dent of the Wichita Boy Scout coun - 7t Z Z u visitor the last tnA motor ,n wfc 'Prprfdonf v q t ,"VI?t,on i were rilling. Sweeney was thrown fWa . A n. l0CaVm the car, but his foot' caught m ,. Council made a short talk to mem- one of the wheela an(, he was dra a bor, of the Council at the Chamber ghort t)istance w,im hj f Commerce rooms Saturday after- extricatcd hia foot from tho whed he eil for the coming year. In repeated business, the monthly report showed j - . . statements Mr. Schmidt has" ex-; f800, while at the present time the I At a mating of the Board of Ldu ' aressed tb sentimpnta tW wnrlr rpnnrt ahow. anmothin- vor ti Rnn ,' cation held last Monday night Lorenz .with and for the boys is his nrinci-l pal pleasure and that his aim is to "make a dent in the boys' world as a worker." He sends his message I as the new head of the organization! - through The Bugle. "To the boys who are Scouts: We only ask that the same high type of scouting that we have had in the past. You have , responded to every call made upon you, no matter if night' r day. You have made possible the (success of many of the city's activ ities. The good you have done can be increased in the year to eome only by an increase in the number of touts. "To those who are not' Scouts, we extend . the opportunity to become Scouts. You are needed in the or ganization as we believe you need eouting. , r "And to the many men and women of Wichita who, because of their generosity, we are able to offer these boys this valuable training,' we ex tend our sincere. thanks and apprecia tion. " To the Scoutmasters and their assistants who gave so much of their time and effort and usually at a timers buying goods for his Btore. The when others are pleasure seeking, we "extend our respect and admira tion. Mr. Schmidt says that the Rotary club haa taken a keen interest in Scoutihgand have adopted as their 'isiottoj "You can't get more out of a hoy than you -put in him. The only pood Scout is a good-for-something Scout." . Liberal has not been thoroughly ' "sold" on Scouting, for the reason that too few people understand the true significence of the organization and the work' it has undertaken. It is not necessary that a family have hoys in the Scouts to take an inter est in the work. Scouting develops tfie highest type of American citizen and as such deserves the -support of every person who believes in educa ting the present generation in the Ugh ideals of Americanism. If yon are not a member of the local Council of Boy Scouts, hand your name and a check for $5.00 tol K S. Irwin, and help in that way to earry en the work in this community, r MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT INJURES ONE SERIOUSLY j Johny Wilson and Jack, Sweeney were injured in an accident which oc- j curred at the end of the Arkalon bridge early today. . Just as the car was going onto' the i 1'iKiire one oi vne wneeis came oil uio i ...m .j, xi i foil unon a larire rock at the end vf the bridge and sustained injuries which may prove fatal. Three ribs were broken and it is feared that a lung has been punctured He was brought to the Morrow Hos pital. Wilson was badly shaken up and sustained flesh wounds but nothing serious. WANT RIGHT OF WAY ROAD NORTH EAST TOWN Meeting Will Be Held at Hayne This Evening to Get Plan Under Way People living in the northeast part of the county are taking quite an in terest in the right of way road now projected between Liberal and Tyrone. The right-of-way has all been se cured for the route southwest except one small piece and this will Iikey be ; secured soon. : .,n0w ft is desired that the road be extended along the Rock Island as far aa Artnlnn .in.1 a mpotino- w to h hM at. Wavna thia pvenino. tn start 'the ball rolling. If the right-of-way I can be donated as on the south end' there is really no good reason why j the road could not be built. , ' . I AETNA B. & LOAN ASS'N. HAS BIG BUSINESS HERE Almo.t $300,000.00 Loaned to Poo- i"F""'"' Many Homes Griffith & Baughman have been handling the business of the Aetna Building and Loan Association in Liberal since 1914, and the growth I of the business since tnat time is worthy of note. , ' When' this firm took over the' There has been loaned to Liberal people to January 1st, $297,266.20, and the dividends on stock held by Liberal people in 1921 amounted to $7,191.02, and there are over 800 separate shareholders in Liberal. With this volume of business Mr. Griffith says there has never been a foreclosure., . Thus it will be seen that the com pany has been the means of enabling many Libera people to become home- nunBrl fni wYlnn ntto nvannaa nf finance' were closed, the Aetna still k.j .iioW .t th present time the company Is making 3 some loans. The record not only speaks will for the Aetna, but for the Griffith & Baughman ffirm, as well, and it is hoped that in the coming year many others will avail themselves" of the opportunity to build a home of their own. BOLES IS BUYING GOODS IN EASTERN MARKETS Frank G. Boles of the Boles Dry Goods store is now in the eastern mar improved conditions are causing the merchants to add to their stocks and the markets are thronged with buyers. A "WAY DOWN EAST" WAS . ' MIGHTY GOOD PICTURE "Way Down East" at the Tucker Monday" and Tuesday, matinees and nights, was a good picture, with a good moral, yet so ingeniously dra matized that it held the audience spellbound during its entire length. The picture was doped as one of the "real ones" and came up to ad vance advertising. ' Packed houses greeted the production. EPISCOPAL SERVICES . Archdeacon J. W. Jones of Hutch inson, will hold Episcopal services at the -home of Mrs. G. M. Raub, 615 West Third. 11 a. m. Morning service and Holy Communion. All are cordially in vited. Wade keep the Annex, the Annex keeps Wade. Tot Aaron, chef , WILL BUILD K. A O. SOUTHEAST TO FORGAN Increase in Capital Stock it Asked tn Order to Connect With the M. K. cV T. at Forgan It is not unlikely that within the' next lew (lava craner win Demn , tho work of building the Kansas & ! Oklahoma railroad to Forgan, and work of laying the track will I follow in rapid order. The work on the northwest end is going along very satisfactorily, and - " - I dcr the early completion of the road at this time tnere is notning to nm - to the Colorado line. With the principal difficulties on the southwest end; ironed out, Presi - dent Byers will now devote his ener- gies to building to a'connection with the Katy at Forgan. It was the original intention to venience of those delegates wishing Kf i.f. ni'(n .-.. ,., i t .... build this line first, but later plans were changed; and the line toward , Anyone" wishing to go should re the Colorado line was started. The j port to Mr. King not later than Fri steel is now across the line and grad- diy night, 30 that transportation nr- ing is progressing in Stevens county. The grading contract was let yes terday and work is to start at once at the east line of the city. The greater part of the grading has been done in Oklahoma and when the grade reaches the Oklahoma line, it will be but a, Bhort time until the track layers can go to work. President 0- P- Byers was in Lib eral the first of the week and is well pleased with the progress made in the past few months. , Railroad building in the winter time is usually slow work, but the building of the line into Stevens county has been done with remarkable speed, considering weather conditions, and it is expected that the line to the southeast will progress at about the same rate, There is an insistest demand at I this time for the building of the Katy connection The difference In the price of grain will mean a big for the farming community i, nopn h t bv low nrices. ana will mean added progress for the ' " . town SCHOOL BOARD HAS EMPLOYED ARCHITECT 1 Man Who Designed Million Dollar School in Wichita Has Been Employed 1 ! Schmidt, u Wichita architect was given the contract for the new $100, 000 high school to be erected in t,io eral. 'Mr. Schmidt is not only well recom mended, but has the contract for' the new million dollar Roosevelt High school in Wichita. Mr. SchmidJ will begin at once on the plans fpthe Liberal building and it is hoped to have everything in read iness to begin work afan early date. Members of the board are anxious to get construction started that as many persons as possible have employ ment, and as much of the work as can , 1 1... 1 1 ...ill K irivan j be done by local parties will be given them. NEW CITY EDITOR FOR NEXT WEEK The editor of the Democrat will accompany the delegation' from the Chamber of Commerce on their trip to Logan next week, and Ray Kenne dy of the' Griffith 01 Baughman of fices has kindly consented to act as city editor for the week. Ray will have to d6 the greater part of the work as overtime, so if any thing imnortant comes up, call him, and put him wise. The next issue is up to the force and Mr. Kennedy and it may be that after seeing their effort we will extend the vacation. ' GORMAN IS BACK FROM A IJUYING TRIP EAST A. F Gorman is back from-a trip to the markets where' he filled out several lines and made some good late season purchases. Mr. Gorman is of the opinion that business is soon to experience a revival as a result of the increase in the value of farm Products V ... . .1 , t. , 11. ana is Duying tne dcsi vaiuea mt mar kets offer in order to get his share. . DR. B. H. DAY, REPRESENTA , TIVE TO GRAND LODGE Dr. Ben H. Day left Tuesday ev ening for Topeka, where he will at tend a meeting of the Masonic Grand Lodge. Dr, Day waa chosen aa rep resentative of the local lodge at their last meeting. LARGE DELEGATION TO LOGAN, N. M. MONDAY Several Cars From Liberal; One From Tyrone! Other Towns Ex- pected to Participate Several cars of Liberal boosters - " ---j . will leave monnnv morn nir. K'DhniuiT 20th, for Logan, New Mexico, to at- tend tho Logan Bridge Dedication and Celebration, unless weather con- , ditions make a change of plans nec- essary. According, to W. B. King, who Is arranging for the trip, about 28 'Liberal business men hnve signi- 1 nea weir intention oi making' the trip. A Tetter received from the Socre- 'tary of the Celebration committee, j states that arrangements are being . made for the railroad to set off a j number of sleeping cars for the con- to spend the night in Logan. rangements enn be made. A meeting will be held.at the Chnmber of Com merce office at 7:30 Friday evening to complete plans for the trip, and it is hoped that everyone can know at that', time definitely whether he can go or not. BASKET BALL TEAM HAS FOUR GAMES THIS WEEK All Four Away From Home and Will All he Hard Contests Greens- burg fn Lead at Present Wednesday at Bucklin. Thursday at Dodge fCity. Friday at Greeniiburg. Saturday at Ensign. This is the schedule of the Liberal basket ball team this week, and the nights have be'en devoted to some hard practice in the expectation that ( they will win these games, ' Bucklm and Greensburg are lead- ' the' Rock Island league, both hav - in atrnni ,.omo TWrro Pitw u. r, - - -" v..j lost but one game this year and that tT..i.L! . Ensign has one of the best teams' . . . in southwest, Kansas, antt are load - ing a league made up of towns along the Elkhart branch of the Santa Fe. This will be a hard trip but the boys are all in good shape and should put up a hard battle in each game. CARDEN COPPED GAME HERE FRIDAY NIGHT Garden City high school defeated the L. H. S. basket ball team on the Liberal court last Friday night by a score of 21 to 11. The game was slow, and Liberal had hard luck in goal shooting. High land played in his usual form, but the other fellows could not find the basket often enough to overcome the lead' of the Garden City team, a MAJESTIC GAVE PRIZES LAST FRIDAY EVENING Four prizes were given away at the Majestic Theitre last Friday evening. The previous Thursday everyone was admitted free and paid what they considered the show worth as they left. Each person was given a guess as to the amount 'of money would would be tnken in. Miss Smid guessed closest and received a month's pass to the Majestic and a year's sub scription to the Liberul Democrat. Mrs. Roy Wilcox received a basket I of groceries offered by the Eagle Mercantile Co., Miss Jasper Linn re I ceived a pair of silk hose from Gor man's and Monte Blafk a new spring hat civen by Dubois & Ravenscroft. x Thursday and Friday evenings of this week the same methods will be used. So'go Thursday nipht and pay what you think the show is worth and vote on the amount of money they take in, then go Friday night and see how near you come to win ning a prize for your guess'.' Good programs both nights. Y LIBERAL PLAYED FAST GAME BUT PLAINS WON L. H. S. basket ball team journey ed to Plains Saturday night and tackled the fast Plains bunch on their owp court, coming out second best, with the score 22 to 18. ' Those who have followed the games this year, say this was the best game the local lads have played this season. The playing on both sides was snappy and although the opponents won,' the Liberal fellows let them know they had competition. Can you beat this? Meals 26 and np to 40 at the Annex Cafe. ' CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR FOLKS TO GARDEN CITY Quite a number of the young peo ple from tho Christian Endeavor of the Chrirt'an church went to Garden J City Friday evening, when the C. E. Society of the Christian church at that pbre gave a banquet in their honor. A pleasant social hour was sncnt, after which the crowd attend ed the evangelistic services which are heing held in tho church there. The Christian church here and the one of Garden. City are encaged in a contest in the Sunday school and Endeavor Societies. The Liberal church is ahead in the Sunday school while the Garden City folks are lead- ing in the attendance at Endeavor. Clarence Eidson underwent an op- erntion at St. Mary's hospital in Grand. Junction. Colorado several """" "7' I !ys KO, and reports say that ho . gett'ng along very well at present. He v!.s in a critical condition for a time. CASING IS SET IN NORTH OIL WELL Hole is Being Hailed and Prilling Will Soon Be Started Again The casing has been set in the test of the Seward Countv Oil & Gas Com panv test north of Liberal, the hole is being baled out and drilling -will be resumed during the day, Two towers will be run and the work will be kept going as steadily as possible. Rumors are that there Is good nrospect of a strike almost at any time, as the formations have been very satisfactory. lately. MISS DAVIS' COMMUNITY CIVICS CLASS TO GIVE PLAY MiFS1 Davis' Community Civics class will present the play, "Up-to-date America of the Sweet Girl Grad- 1 uate' Dr?am," at the high school .""" iu 111 we evenings 01 rcDru- j nry nnn nt 8 m- Diiritllf tho nlnv vnn mn v ana Clnn and Washington, and Jame8 ani! Dnllio Mo,liofn In t ,,11 Ana . . . " . dance the Colonial Minuet, and the graduntes will rehearse Tennyson's "Princess." Miss Davis has much tulent for di-1 recting play.i, as it will beircmem- bered that she was responsible for the play, "A Rustic Romeo", pro-1 tnn """"'"n it wo.n.i be a shame, ar sented by the American History class j t"r the effort which was mnnV to of '21. said tn be the best home tnl- bring the Conference here. ent production given in Liberal. An admission of 25 cents will be charged to defray coBt of costumes. An enjoyable evening awaits those who attend this production. L. O. Miller of Tyrone, Oklahoma, was attending to business interests here the first of the week. . . W. A. Naylor and B. E. Lyle went to Guymon, Monday, and from there to Elkhart on a short business trip. WHO'S WHO IN "THE MOLLUSC" The Rednath-Homer nlav: "The Mollusc" coming to the Tucker Thea .: . r " 1 tre Tuesday, is composed of a cast, each and everyone of whom have appeared on Broadway in some cele brated play. Mr. Chas. Flemming appeared at Long Acre Theatre, New York, in "Nothing But the Truth" with Wil liam Collier. Has !been three yenrs ,T with Rlpath-Homer in "The Melt-; ing Pot", 'Nothing But the Truth"! and "The Man From Home." Edwin Evans is a graduate of Wil- l'.nm .nnd Mary's college, and began his enreer in Shakespeare. Played with Richard Mansfield in his big . .. . TT il tm. v . production of "Henry the V"; been' several years with Redpath-Horner in "It Pays to Advertise", "Excuse I Me," "Nothing But the Truth" and others. ' I miss Lininn tsootn is a native 01 Australia; apeared in New York in two of Bernard Shaw's comedies; made a tour of England appearing in Shakespeare, playing 'the part of Katherine in "The Shrew," and Por tia in "Merchant of Venice." In America, she appeared two years playing the leading feminine role in "Ben Hur." She has been for three years with Redpath-Horner in "Noth ing But the Truth" and others. Miss Marion Evenson appeared with Lionel Barrymore at the Appolo Theatre in New York one season ; has played in 'Shakespeare, and one year with Redpath-Horner. This la a cast of real talent, most of whom have been in Liberal on the Chautauqua.. . i LIBERAL PREPARING TO ENTERTAIN SOUTHWEST KANSAS CONFERENCE Largest Gathering in History of 1 City to hf Here From March Seventh to Thirteenth Tho Southwest Kansas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church will convene in Liberal on March 7 and continue in rossion nntil March 13, and Liberal faces a real prob lem in caring for the visitors who W1" eome t0 attend the Conference The territory covered by the South " wpst Kansas Conference comprises n,mnst one-third of the stnte,and from this "t territory will come a "owd of tho bet people in the state, an !t 'f ,lp to the citizens of Liberal to Provide them with such entertain- mcnt tnnt tne name of the city will . " . be prewved Besides the ministers who will have to be entertained, there will be, dur ing the session, between one hundred and one hundred fifty boys, who come as delegates to the "Older Boys' Conference". It is customary for the city entertaining the confer ence to provide lodging and break fast free to tho ministers and the boys who come as delegates, and it is no easy task for a town the size of Liberal, and will require .the com bined effort of not only the members of the Methodist congregat'on, but all. citizens and civic organisations. The Liberal Chnmber of Commerce is co-onerating with Rev. A. E. Henry and the entertainment committee, i findinr scenmmodntions for the vis itor', but. thry, have only a good stnrt, and it is going to be necesary that our peonle onen their homes to nm" "nata for that, week. If 70a are in position to furnish bed and ibreakfnst for one or more, notify Rev. Henry. If you have bed on'v. or hrenkfnst onlv.'this will be anpreriated. Rev. nenry will be at his office in the church during the dnv and bla.nhone number is 419, nnd he will be glad to list your ac- , commodn ions, whether it be one bed Or -PVeMl. This w'lrnVcly'be the -lnreest i-o't'd vMfh hn' ovnr come to the ritv at one time, and it is 1'knly that at t'nnps. thorp will be from sven to nine hundred nersons in atten- nance. Should Liberal not arise te The advertising Lihernl will get tbrouch "the coming of these people will be well worth all the trouble to which we may go, for even i part of Kansas. Seward countv is considered a sort of desert where neonle must have as manv lives as the irover)iil cat, to exist, and as these neon'" iro to their homes after being del iirM fully entertained in our homes, and attending the sessions in the' beautiful new church, they are going to snread the story of the city 1 of Liberal far and wide. I Keen phone 419 ringing the next few day. Get the spirit of -helpful. ness and co-operation which makes a good town, lend every effort W make this meeting a successful one, nnd every individual in the city wBI receive the benefit. OBITUARY OF C. M. COX Christopher M. Cox was born ns n 1 1 i 1... o... Oi 1UOC ""'"-w ""' and' parted this life February U, 1922, after only a very short illness. In I8u3 he moved with his par ents to St. Charles, Mo., and it was there his father died, and he and his, younger brothers drove to Southwest Mipsoi'K near Marionville, the mother' , ' , , , . , , rUll'' 7' atCT- "e T1ft J0 1 f r Mnrch ?,' ,1878;,T th'8 Un'" wf UOin MA IIIIUICM, lliixc ui.vn Mii - on irir'u. nnn son Hvinir in infiincv. In 1910 the family moved to a farm northwest of the city and five years ago moved to this where he resided until the time of his death. Mr. Cox joined the Methodist church at the age of 28 and was a member of the M. E. church of this city t which he was a faithful member. His life was an inspiration to all who knew him, always for a noble , cause and all that pertained 'to a Christian life. His wife and fve chiM ren survive him. OKLAHOMA FARM LOANS y . The most liberal proposition o ,; . he had ' - Beady to Close Immediately Phone 121 .' Write or Cel GRIFFITH BAUGHMAN I . "I. ;,',,', ' '