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St THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOL. XV. NO. 47 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, MAY 11, 1922 By J. B. MILLER I' 1) . ' NORTH WELL IS GETTING SOME GOOD BACKING NOW E. J. Skaer Shows Soma Vary In teresting Evidence That Will Start Soon . E. J. Skaer, who is in charge of Seward County Oil & Gas Company, la meeting with remarkable success in this stock selling campaign for the disposing of the stock and at the present rate says lie will be able to start drilling by the first of June. Mr. Skaer is taking subscriptions -with the understanding that if not enough stock is sold to finish the well "he will not call for the money, and under this plan the people of- Lib eral and sorrounding country are making liberal subscriptions. Since it Is known that the west test is a sure go, the folks are more than ever anxious to see the Seward County Oil & Gas Company test drilled to the three thousand foot depth, and they are showing'this de sire in the way they are taking hold of the stock of the company. It is the theory that if two wells be brought in at such a distance from each other, it will at once prove this big field and that instead of waiting a year or two for a play, the territory between the two will be drillled immediately after oil is found in the two tests. The Democrat reporter read a let ter few days ago from E. C. War fel whom we consider one of the best geologists in the country, and in this letter Warfel expresses the same - opinion he expressed to us when the Traders Company first started work here, that this is to be great oil field. In fact, the predic tions made by Warfel at that time have proven out and since few geol ogists have made- the expensive in vestigations here that Warfel has, we feel that he is in good position to know whereof he speaks. The .Democrat is pleased to see the people of this section get back of the Seward County Oil & Gas Company, and we hope that sufficient encour 'agement is given to get the drill started by the - time anticipated. Skaer has worked hard in the stock telling campaign; the company is of fering a square proposition and the people can welj give the company the backing it takes to make the test a success. BUSINESS MEN TO TAKE SCHOOL KIDS ON PICNIC First, Second and Third Grades Will Go on Tuesday Fourth, Fifth and Sixth on Thursday The -busines men of Liberal are going to take the school children on a couple of picnics next week. On Tuesday, the 16th, the first, second and third grade will be taken, and then on Thursday, the 18th, the fourth, fifth and sixth grades will be picnicked. k Thirty cars will be needed to trans port the children and all who cari take a load are requested to be at the Lincoln school building at one o'clock promptly on the two days mentioned above. This is going to be a great treat for the kids and everyone owning a car should make an effort to help tiandle the crowd. Join the young folks and pet young again;- It wil do you lots of good. COMMISSIONER WOULD BE REGISTER OF DEEDS - W. W. Antrim Announces Candidacy in Republican Primaries for County Recorder W. W. Antrim, at present county commissioner, this week announces Iris" candidacy for the office of Reg ister of Deeds of Seward County. Mr. Antrim has made a good commis sioner and feels that he is qualified to handle the work in the Register's office. If he is as faithful to the in terests 'of the county in this office as he has been as commissioner, it is safe to say he would make a good .. official in that position. There is not a lot we can say about Mr. Antrim as most everyone knows him better than we do, but we ask for him ' the consideratibfc jbf the voters to which he is entitled. CITY PARK BEING WIRED The Lions Club will have a weinie roast at the city park Monday evening the Dark la being wired for electricity the Telephone Company furnishing the poles, and the Liberal Light Ice A Power Company wftl . furnish the light Those conveniences will be per manent fee the benefit of the park. . MANAGE OF THE A. P. HIGHWAY HERE TUESDAY Was Collecting Annual Dues and Met With Good Success In Seward County W. B. Kinkead, manager of the At lantic Pacific Highway, was in Lib eral Tuesday collecting the annual dues from the membership of .the as sociation. Finishing the work here in a short time, accompanied by Sec retary King of the Chamber of Com merce, County Engineer Jo. D. Ber wick, and the Democrat man, Mr. Kinkead went to Arkalon to meet W. C. Stout of the Arkalon Commer cial club. This gentleman was on his way to Liberal, but went back to Arkalon, and in the Stout car the party went on to Kismet where col lections were made with very satis factory results. Then the trip was made to Plains and some of the boosters interviewed. The A. P. from Liberal to Plains is in very good shape, considering the recent heavy rains, and there was a noticeably large amount of drag ging going on and some nice Jobs of grading w It has for a long time been the thing to refer to the bad roads of Seward County, but a drive from Liberal to 'Plains will convince any one that there is a lot of interest being taken in road work and that in the course of a very short time Seward county will have "as good roads as any of our neighboring counties If everyonne had the vision of W. C. Stout, this could be realized sooner. Stout owns a lot of coun try around Arkalon, and out of his own pocket pays for a lot of road work. Mr. Kinkead was well pleased with the condtion of the road and the promises of the future in relation to America's greatest highway the Atlantic Pacific. ROTARY Tuesday's luncheon was presided over by Doctor Joe Miller. After rou tine matters, Torn Pate was asked for report of his week's observations in Kansas City, it being Boy's Week. 20,000 boys were in the the parade and pubic interest has been aroused to the needs of the boys and girls of Kansas City, and the means to help them along and to start and keep them in line for their future useful ness and prosperity. 120 boys under twelve years of age were in the Juv enile Courts of Kansas City last year , for delinquincy. President Jack Evans hlad a map showing the boundary, in Kansas, of the new district into which the di vision of the "Old 17" puts us. He also had telegrams from two towns with candidates for governor of the new district. Roy Ravenscroft told of meeting with the Rotarians of Chicago. He went to one hotel there where the ab- sense of the Rotary spirit was pain fully manifest, but at another he was made to feel at home at once. Chas. Summers was greeted warmly on his return from California, and told of a i nleasant trip. Henry Tucker says, I "Pay Your Dues" Jim Ault told how ; many were going to Lamed next week i when their club charter will oe deliv ered. The Club gave a vote of thanks to its Boy's Work Committee for the successful program it carried thru. I Joe Fuest was told he didn't need any J advice on his Fellowship program.! Charley Brown displayed a poster, suitable for f ramng, giving the Rotary I code of ethics. Sam Miller furnished j the -table decorations and was given a vote of thanks. Who is, or are go ing to Los Angeles? PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES Mother's bay will be Wpfoprl ately observed. All. of the mothers bf the primary department are es pecially urged to be present. Mothers of those on the cradle roll are also invited to come and bring their babies At the eleven o'clock service a Mother's Day sermon will be given. Worshippers are requested to wear a whiteflower in honor of Mother. The Christian Endeavor meet at seven o'clock. Topic: "Our Church, helping it, and getting help from it." All of the young people are urged to come and help make it a good meet ing. i Evening service: 'Mothers of the Bible." There will be several talks and a number of lantern slides of Bible mothers will be shown. You are invited. LIONS CLUB At the regular weekly meeting of the Lions Gubf Liberal last Monday noon, Chauncey Rice acted as chair man. The Cubs coming late, in addi tion to being fined their dime-were re quired to give the Lions Roar for Lib eral. After the reading of the min utes and roll call the application of H. E. Penny for membership was pre sented and he was dully elected. ' It was announced that at the recent dir ectors meeting, C. M. Yocum was elected to membership on the board to fill the unexpired term of J. E. Don nelly. The matter of the series of banquets to be given by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce was discussed and the president, Verne Light, impressed up on the members present the impor tance of the Chamber of Commerce work and urged that eath member of the club do all they could for the sup port of the Chamber of Commerce. On account of the absence of the chairman of the Child Wellfare Com mitte .that matter was laid on the table until his return to the city. At the directors meeting last week it was decided to dispense with the regular meeting Monday, May 15th, and have a wiennie roast at the city park Monday evening at 7:30, at which time the families of the Cubs and the Lions' Boy Scout Troop No. 3 will be the guests. It was decided to organize a Base Ball team from the Lions Club to challenge the Rotary Club of Liberal. Verne Griffith was elected captain and Chas. Taylor, manager of the team. Joe Berwick, 'county engineer, was present and gave the club a good roads talk, and asked for the moral support of the members of the Lions Club. He told a number of good stories. ;. Frank Rindom will be chairman at the next meeting of the club, Monday May 22. . KISMET WON FROM v LIBERAL WEDNESDAY Score Was 5 to 6 at Close of Seventh When Dust Caused Game To Be Called Off Liberal and Kismet base ball teams met on the Liberal grounds Wednes day afternoon and played a good game, Kismet winning by a score of 6 to 5, the game being called at the close of the seventh inning on account of the high wind and dust. The batteries for Liberal were Tune and Wyatt; Kismet, Slaven and Stock ton. Langhofer and Miller umpires. Struck out: By Slaven, 9; by Tune 4. Hts: Off Slaven 6; Off Tune 6. Errors: Liberal 10, Kismet 6. The score by innings: Kismet ' 2.0 1 3 0 0 0 6 Liberal 3000101 6 WHEAT GROWERS RALLY SATURDAY, MAY 13th Organization Managers Here For A Real Rally of Wheat Growers There will be a big wheat growers rally at the Court House in Liberal on Saturday Majr- 13th, and this time thiere will be no trouble about , the speakers arriving as they are already here. The organization manajrer of both Kansas and Oklahoma are here on the ground visiting the, workers and spreading the gospel of the 100 per cent pool. Mr. Carpenter, the Kansas -manager is thoroly familiar with the contract and the operations of the 100 per cent pool, and Mr. Fairchilds, the Oklahoma manager is also thoroly acquainted with the work. He lives in the section of Oklahoma which raises both wheat and cotton. He is a member of the Cotton Growers' Association whkh has already demonstrated to the coun trv what the farmers can do for themselves when really organized. The Wheat Drawers Association has signed up 78,000 bushes in Liberal and vicinity the last two days. Come to the meeting and make up your mind to help carry he umbrella and not merely get in Its shade, while the other fellow holds it. FOOD' SALE The ladies of the Baptist Auxiliary will hold a food sale at Georges Gro cery Saturday. Dona and Mrs. Reeves of Forgan visited at the H. C. Morrison home. Watch for the ad of the Long-Bell Lumber ' Company in the Saturday Evening Post, issue of May 27th. Paul W. Light Lumber Co. 4743c KISMET KIDS DEFEAT PLAINS LAST FRIDAY Took Them Into Camp With a Score of 9 to 8 in a Hotly Contest ed Ball Game ' The Kismet High School base ball team took a game from the Plains Freshmen last Friday afternoon with a score of 9 to 8. ' The Kismet lads were much small er than their adversaries but what they lacked hi size they made up in ability and pep, and they fellt good that they were able to defeat the Plains ' team. There are but four boys in the Kismet high school as this is the first year they have had the high school course, but the balance of the team' was made up from the grades and there were some mighty The lineup was as follows: small lads in their lineup. Nova Moody, pitcher; Red Spry, catcher; Chas. Brown, first base; Oliver Brown, second; Alfred Shuf elberger, third; Mat Novinger, short; Kenneth Noland, left field; Delmar Moody, center, and Raymond Tendick in right field. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HAVE BIG FEED The Chamber of Commerce are to have a big feed May 19th and also some first class entertainment. This is the starting of the Membersip drive for 1922.. Altho the plans are not all competed yet, it will be something worth while and something different than Liberal has ever had. Mr. King says he expects to have every business man in town present. The admission will be by ticket altho there wil be no charges. The main feature of this big membership drive is to get more , . K , . sWd fee less. The membershio is ior ft..., j,vnf fn i..,. if of the 200 mark at the end. of the cam- paign. NEW CASHIER FOR KISMET STATE BANK G. A. Bayha is the new cashier of I .the Kismet State Bank, succeeding C. P. Cook, resigned. Mr. Bayha is now in charge of the institution. Miss Hazel Massoni will return from school in a short time and will take a position with the bank. W. B. Simon made a trip to Hutch inson Tuesday; Chas. Fighmaster returned from Missouri where he went to hold a sale of his personal property, preparatory to maklhg Liberal his permanent home He came here last fall for the bene fit of his health and decided to remain here. Father Cryne left Monday for New York City on a months vacation. Fa ther Ryse of Fort Scott is at the Mer cy hospital during is absence. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Flood will leave tomorrow for Hutchinson where they i wil hear Schumann-Heink sing. Miss Kate Wright who is attending a Sun. : School Convention at Salina will meetj Mr. and Mrs. Food there and also at-1 tend the concert. John Heath, transfer man, is suf fering from a badly injured thumb, having received a compound fracture, j and the bone penetrating the flesh. The injury was received from shutting , a car door on the thumb. i The '20 months old son of Mr. and, . - f. f Mrs William Felix is suffering from! M the galhertag d th, Ba t an injured thumb having caught it in S0U Jwest d.stnct of Kansas a clothes wringer. The thumb was, meet, f L' dressed at a local hospital and the ,? next week, several prominent little fellow is getting along nicely. , ?par th.e The most noted is that of Dr James C. B. Flanner arrived this week Asa White of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. from Herford Texas to take up his ; White is the general secretary of Bap position as watch repairman at the tist Yo'ung Peoples Work of North WilkinR Jewery store. Mr. Flanner ! America. He spends considerable of is in Mperi along this line having had his time In traveling about over the several years experience. country delivering addresses to young ' peoples audience. He has just finish- H. b. Mss'Oftl bf Kismet, returned a tour b4 eastern Canada In the Tuesday from a trip to Kansas City interest of the work. He wil speak where he went Friday with a couple each evening of the convention here. of cars of fat hoes. There were some excellent hogs in the lot and anyone j "Present Day Demands" and on Fri seeing them would soon realize that fay evening "A Program of Advance" Seward County is a hog country 0f Liberal should avail themsevles equal to the best of them. J 0f this opportunity to hear this noted Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Wolley, Miss Leo Reynolds, . Misses Hazel and Kutn wouey, ,-une o u ( Sturman of Chicago, jj nic supper at Stout's Grove Tuesday Miss evening. " . , w.f.u v,o .a nf th Lontf-Bell Lumber Company in the Satm-dsy Evening Post, issue of May 27th.- Paul W. Light Lumber Co. . 7t3e A NEW MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE BUSINESS STARTS Evans Harness and Manufacturing Company, Strictly Wholesale, Is a New Firm Starting Business. This Week BYBEE STOCK COMPANY WILL OPEN IN LIBERAL Company of Fifteen People Rehear sing for Opening Play Here May 22 The Bybee Stock Company will open the season in Liberal, on May 22 under the auspices of the Liberal Fire Department Mr. Bybee and the members of the company came to Liberal the first of the week and are rehearsing In the Craig Hall preparatory to opening the season here. Bybee says he has a company of high class people this season and is looking forward to a successful sea son. The Bybee Stock Company has long been a favorite in this section of the country and Liberal will be glad to give them houses. MRS. GRINSTEAD AGAIN OUT FOR REPRESENTATIVE Places Announcement In This Issue Asking for Re-Election to ' Important Office In another place in this issue will be found the announcement of Mrs. Minnie Grinstead as a candidate to succeed herself as Representative in State Legislature from Seward I County. Since she has is fully set forth her says they are being heartily encour platform it is useless ged by a number of the large manu- I ambitions and 8 into detail regarding, her candidacy. She has served two; terms and the result of her efforts are well known. Turn to her article and see what she says and give her I statements your consideration. RURAL SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT Will Be Held at the Chrisitian Church Saturday, May 20th at 2:30 O'clock Invocation Rev .Eli Walker Piano Solo "A Jolly Farmer" Margaret Hurmlen Reading "In the Signal Box" fcdith Lindsay ! Reading "Calling the Young Ones"( Raymond Pennington , Piano Solo "Morning Pruyer" Grace'Edgcrly 1 Reading "The Iuk in the Dyke" Cecil Mohn j Farce .... "The Squashvillc Fire Dept." By the Hayne School: Edda White, Grace Edgerly, Herbert Miller. an(J- Mcrton Edgerly, assisted by lroy Conditt, Reading "Who's Afraid?" Josephine Heaton Reading "Hanging the Picture" Don Tynan Reudng "Courtshihp Under Difficulties" Alice Murray Piano Solo "Shower of Flowers" LaVera Burns Presentation of Diplomas : NOTED SPEAKERS FOR I BAPTIST CONVENTION rtia first address Thursday evening ""i Other Splendid speakers will be Dr. J. T. Crawford of Topeka Kansas, who ,ig secretary of the Kansas Baptists Convention and Rev. J. J. Griffin, the Southwest District, and many other pastors and lay work- era of the district A program of real worth to all Young People and Sunday school wonters. While it has been known to the Democrat man for sometime that plans were under way for a new wholesale and manufacturing busi ness to be started in Liberal, it to only this week that we are author ized to announce the new institu tion. ' The Evans Hardware & Manufac turing Company is the title of the new firm, and Ernest Evans is to be the manager, with offices in the Evans building, over the DuckwaD store. The new firm will not be connect ed with the Evans Harness Company, that firm being a corporation, while the new firm is not A manager will be employed for the local store of the Evans Harness Company. The new firm has secured the east portion of the Summers-La rrabee warehouse on the Rock Island tracks in South Liberal as a wholesale house, and for storing the shipments which will come in car lots. Collars, pads, etc., will be pur chased in car lots, but the harness and strap work will all be manufac tured here. Other lines such as saddlery, hardware, sporting goods, j etc., will be handled in the regular jobbers manner, being bought direct from manufacturers and distributed i from the company warehouse here. Liberal is an deal location for such an institution, and Mr. Evans facturing concerns of the country The Evans Harness company pur- ! chased their present retail business in Liberal in 1917. Business was good land they later established branches at Elkhart, Kansas, and Perryton, Texas, with much success. Then the idea of a wholesale and manufactur ing business engaged their attention, and for several months preparation have been going on in this direction, and at this time they are ready to start the business which will mean a lot, not only to Liberal, but the Southwest in common. During the time the firm has been in business they have built up an en- viabIe reputation for gquure dealing an( thia wij follow them t0. their npw business, and make it a success from the 8tart j . N Evang and E a Evang are wel ynown over the country and huve Kjven tneir patrons good ser. vj,,e at an times and Liberal is to be rongratulated that they have seen fit to engage in a business whichis 0( greater scope and of greater bene- fi, to the cjty, The Democrat sincerely wishes the new firm the success it predicts for them an commends them to the buyers of the Southwest. SENIOR CLASS PLAY TO BE AT TUCKER MAY EIGHTEENTH "All of a Sudden Peggy", which is to be given by the Senior class of the hi"h si-hool on May 18th at the Tucker, is a comedy of English, so ciety life, with Peggy O'Mara dis turbing in by her suddenness. To prevent Peggy O'Mara from marrying Lord Crackenthorp and se curing the title, his mother, Lady Crackenthorp, sends for her younger son, Jimmy, to dazzle the girl. Jim my arrives, but instead of dazzling Peggy, falls in love with her. Peggy succeeds in marrying her mother to the present Lord, and then catches the love microbe herself, and agrees to marry Jimmy. The plsyy 1b a good comedy filled with many fctimorous situations ill of which end happily. The Mst 1: Anthony, Lord Crackenthorp Marlin Kelly The Hon. Jimmie Keppel Dale Nichols Lady Crackenthorp Anne Merts ,The Hon. Millicent Keppel Fern Elisaesser Major Archie Phipps..Frank Highland Jack Menzies...... Chalmer Moore Parker Rhylow Cott Lucas Ruffell Mahoney The Hon. Mrs. Colquhoun Bessie McCully Mrs. 0'Msra.....'.........Agatha Prints Peggy O'Mara ... Gladys Newby Seats go on sale Saturday morn in at Johnson's. 50c admission to main floor. "v ' '; "'"-;.