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.' . .' . w. .. . . .. '.. ..' -. t THE LIBERAL. DEMOCRAT ; I! j VOL. XV. N0.48 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, MAY 18, 1922 By J. B. MILLER LIBERAL Government Planes on Way to Denver tVom Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Will Make Only Stop at Liberal Landing Field LIEUT.'S BROOKLEY ARRIVE TUESDAY, First Official Use of Liberal Field Will Require 3000 Gallons of Gasoline and Lots of Oil for Use of Planes on Long Flight The Liberal government landing field will be used offi cially for the first time on May 23 and 24, when a fleet of gov ernment planes will land here on their flight from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Denver, Colorado. Lieutenants Brookley arid Walker will arrive on the 23rd .and the main fleet will come the following day, due to arrive here about ten o'clock in the morning. The start will be made at Post Field, near Fort Sill, and this well be the only stop between that place and Denver. Returning, the phmes-will arrive here on Monday, the 29th; probably arriving shortly before noon. W. B. King, secretory of the Liberal Chamber of Com merce, is in receipt of a letter asking that supplies of oil and gasoline be on hand for the planes, and is making ar rangements to comply with the request. Three thousand gallons of gasoline will be required for the planes, besides a large quantity of motor oil. A Laird Swallow will be here the same days, from Wich ita, for the purpose of taking passengers, and no doubt a lot of Liberal folks will want to visit the student aviators up in the air. We are informed that probably the Hugoton plane will also be here to carry passengers. GENE DAVIS ANNOUNCES FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY Popular Official Asks For Second Term. ..Has Made Good in x His Position E. W. (Gene) Davis this week an nounces that he will be a candidate for county attorney to succeed him self.' Gene is finishing his first term and feels that the record he has made en titles him to another trial. Davis made a lot of promises when J ating their rooms for the occasion, he was a candidate two years ago, and i and the pupils have been busy prepar ole has made good every promise. Hejing articles for the exhibit, and the may not have accomplished all that ! showing was remarkable, he started out to accomplish, but he The Democrat reporter visited every has made a mighty good start, and hasj room of every school in the city and a record hard to beat. the same careful preparation was in It is an easy matter to start pros- evidence, the teachers being on hand to ecutions, but getting convictions is a ' see that the patrons of the schools different matter, and if you will in-, might have any information desired. ' ' vestigate the number of prosecutions ! ' The exhibit at the Lincoln building, US compared to convictions you will ' occupied by the Junior High depart find that Davis has been on the job, ment was splendid, and included al and landed the larger percentage of most everything in the line of educa those taken into court. '(tioal work. There was such a variety It is posible that Davis will have no that even brief mention is impossible, competition this fall, as it is almost . but we can truthfully say that the in 1 a custom to let an efficient officer ! structors have cause to feel proud of have a second term. It is safe to pre- the work done by their pupils. Much diet that he will have no opposition on 0f the work was equal to that of much his ticket. ' I older folks and the uniformly good NELSON SEEKS NOMINA TION FOR PROBATE JUDGE Retiring Sheriff Comes Ont for Judge of the Probate and Juvenile Court Dr. W. O. Nelson, who is complet ing his second term as sheriff, this week anounces his candidacy for the office of Probate Judge of Seward county on the Republican ticket. Dr. Nelson has had the matter under consideration for some time, and after Interviewing a number of his friends has decided to get into the race. For amost four years lie has oc enpied the sheriff's office and has made a good record in that capacity. In the last general election he rolled up a tremendous majority and proved . .. . . his popularity with the people of Se- but not so may as the showing deserv ward county. ed. Those unfamiliar with modern He has made good in one of the ideas of education would be surpris most dificnlt positions in the court' ed at the advancement in the matter nouse ,and should be able to handle of these methods. . Another thing the work of che probate judges's of- which would be impressed upon the fice satisfactorily to al". concerned. ! parents is the interest the teachers If he is nominated he is going to I make some Democrat adopt jack-rab-i bit tactics when deciding on a candi-1 date for this place.' Rev. A. E. Henry went to, Engle wood Tuesday where he gave the commencement address to the gradu- ating class of theHign school there, tT. J. Mulliean of New York was a 1 business visitor in our eity this week. Mr. Mulligan is from the head office of the owners of the Light company Ifere. AND WALKER TO OTHERS WEDNESDAY SPLENDID SCHOOL EXHIBIT WAS HELD LAST FRIDAY Rooms Prettily Decorated and Exam ples of Work of Pupils Was Surprising Last Friday afternoon the Liberal Schools were thrown open to the pub lic and samples of the work done by the pupils placed on exhibition. The teachers in the diferent rooms of the various schools of the city had spent much time and effort in decor- I work speaks well of the system used in our schools. The "next stop was at the new Mc Kinley school, and here we found the same carefu preparation ' and good work,.altho done by younger pupils. Curteous teachers were pleased to show the work of their pupils, and they are entitled to a lot of credit for the splendid work shown. At the Garfield school we found the folks equal to the occasion with nice decorations and some exceptionally good work in all departments. At this school the little tots were includ ed and they had some surprisingly nice work. The teachers were there . to show the visitors about and showed a justifiable pride, in their students. A considerable number of people it. j .l. i i- j. s 4i .v:k:. visnea ,me acnooiB uurmg we cmwii take in the individual pupil, and their efforts to bring out the best in the slower pupils. The afternoon spent in visiting the displays was a valuable one for every one who attended, and we hope that another year, more time will be de voted to the exhibit, and that every j parent who can p0SSjbly can do so will attend. ' Mis Maude Roberts of near Dombey is a guest of Mrs. VanHyning this iwek - ' .' ' ' : MUSICAL ASSOCIATION GIVES FINE PROGRAM Large Crowds Hear Musical Program at the Tucker Theatre Mother's Day The Musical given by the Liberal Musical Association at the Tucker, on Sunday afternoon, May 14, was greet ed by a full house, which, in itself was a compliment to those on the program. Liberal should be proud of its High School orchestra; almost all of the members are pupils of Mrs. A. V. Ebersole and they were ably conducted by Miss Reed. The voices of the united choirs blended sweetly in the home-like chorus, "Mother Is Never Too Weary". The younger performers acquitted themselves creditably. The Asociation gives them an oportunity to play be fore older people '.thus helping them, to overcome timidity, and to gain con fidence in themsevels. The songs were of "Mother" ,or of mother-love, as was fitting in honor Of "Mother's Day". ' Mrs. Salley's beautiful voice never soundede sweeter Mrs. Darst sang exquisitely, every tone clear and enunciation perfect. Mrs. Ebersole's violin number charm ed everyoe, for all love to hear her There were many good numbers, and the large audience was most apprecia tive. The stage setting was lovely It was a great pleasure to listen to good music in the beautiful theatre kindly loaned by Mr. Tucker. Mrs. Grinstead made a brief talk, right to the point, on "Our Association and It's Work". One aim of the Association being to bring to Liberal, great musical artists which' is much to be desired. The aud- ieceang "Home Sweet Home", and realizing that they had been uplifted and made better by the inspiration of the afternoon, happily departed. LIBERAL ROTARIANS VISIT LARNED CLUB The Rotary Club at Lamed Kansas has just recently, received their char ter and a number of Liberal Rotarians paid them a visit. The delegates from here were: Rev. and Mrs. Elli Walker, J. G. Ault and wife, S. A. Miller and wife, and Roy Ravenscroft and wife. The delegates were entertained at luncheon at Dodge City by the Club there. Rev. Walker gave a very interesting talk for the Liberal Club and all re port a splendid time on the trip. Mrs. Jerry Graber and baby went to Kismet Wednesday to spend the re mainder of the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stowl. See the Mattey-Harri Combined machine. Thoi. W. Gaw. 48t3c LIBERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE May 18, 1022. To Every Citizen of Liberal: In every city worthy the name there is a, Commer cial organization a medium through which business and professional men and women arc given an opportunity lo give their time and ability for the interests of all. This organization in Liberal is the Chamber of Com merce. It is the first organization a business or profes sional man should join, and the last from which Jic should resign. Every business or professional man earning a liveli hood in the city owes a debt which he cannot erase ex cept by giving some of his money and time to its upbuild ing. The Chamber of Commerce furnishes the machin ery for the payment of this obligation. Let the spirit of Liberal prevent anyone from defaulting in the pay ment of a debt to his city and his fellow-citizens. The Chamber of Commerce is a practical, working uiembborahip orgauization; it cannot perform niraclcs. It has no mythical methods by which it can settle all trou bles of the individual members; it has no governmental authority except that of the wishes of the membership; it concentrates its effort upon the business and civic prob lems of the community and expresses the organized thoughts of the individual members. Let us remember that the spirit of any city for pro gress is- no greater or smaller than the united citizenship which represents it. Chamber of Commecre success de pends upon the cooperation it receives. Let each one re solve to have a larger share in the work of the Chamber of Commerce the current year. Your officers bespeak your loyal support. WE CANNOT STAND STILL. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARp AND FORGING AHEAD. Yours for closer cooperation, - E. D. COOPER, President. W. B. KING, Secretary. ' SCHOOL CHILDREN TAKEN ON BIG PICNIC TUESDAY Busineti Men Furnished Treat and More Than 300 Were Taken To Stout's Grove On of the prettiest and most inter esting sights imaginable was wit nessed by those who accompanied the school children of the first, second, and third grades of the city schools to Stout's Grove on the Cimarron for a picnic last Tuesday afternoon. Something like fifty cars and a couple of trucks conveyed the little folks, and as these hastily unloaded and hundreds of youngsters crossed the bridge they made a picture long to be remembered. The business men of the city raised a fund and provided lemonade und ice cream cones for the kids, and it was a jolly crowd, enjoyed by the grownups as weil as the children. This afternoon the men will take the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades on a similar picnic, and Friday the: Junior high will go on their picnic, their picnic. YOUNG PEOPLES CONVEN TION AT BAITIST CHURCH Dr. James At i White of Chicago arrived in the city Wednesday and will be the principal speaker at the Young People's and Sunday School j Convention held here today and tomor row at the Baptist church. There will be sesions, mornings, afternoon, and evening. Ministers, Sunday School Workers, and yo ing people are expec ted from all over the district. Miss Bess Witthauer will direct the chorus and there will be special music all thru the convention. Everyone is in- ! vited to attend. MISS THOMPSON WILL AGAIN RUN FOR SUPERINTENDENT Popular Official Asks For Democratic Nomination For Office of County Supt. In this issue will be found the an. nouncement of Miss Emma Thompson as candidate to succeed herself in the office of County Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mis Thompso is finishing her sec ond term as superintendent and it is hardly likely that she will have any opposition in the November election. During the time she has held the office she has devoted her entire time to the work and has ai'V'd materially in bringing the spools of Seward coun ty up to a liigl' standard. She is a tireless worker and an efficient offi cial, and it is ho el that the people of Seward county will .show their appre ciation of her efforts by returning her to the office. LIBERAL CREAMERY HAS CHANGED OWNERSHIP NEW COMPANY STRONG Business to be Put on Solid Basis With C. M. Waters as Manager. Capital of New Company $50,000.00 LIONS ENTERTAIN AT CITY PARK LAST NIGHT The Lions' entertained their famil ies, and troop 2 of the Boy Scouts at a weinie roast, at the City Park last night. A committee was sent out to forage fire wood and while fires were being started, races were the main feature of entertainment. There was a Lions race, Ladies race and Boy Scout race and also a whecl-barrow race by the Boy Scouts which caused much merriment. After the roasting and eating of marshmallows. and wei- nies the crowd gathered around the lights and the Lions gave some very clever Sonus which were nnswereH hv the ladies and Boy Scouts. G. L.I Light, President of the Lions, gave a short address to the Boy Scouts and each Scout answered with a few words of appreciation of the interest shown by the Lions. The Lions club was in strument! In putting the Park proposi tion over, and had the honor of being the first to entertain there. The light ing of the Park which was donated by the Liberal Light Plant and the Lib eral Telephone Company is much ap preciated and ndds quite an attrac tiveness to the park. COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM OF LIBERAL HIGH SCHOOL The Commencement exercises of the Liberal High School will le held at the Methodist Church, Wednesday, May 24th. The Drogrum is as follows Organ Prelude Miss Bess Reed Invocation Rev. A. E. Henry Wandering in the Woodlands, Otto Boeder High School Chorus. Vocal Solo, Happy Days Agatha Print, Address Dr. O. P. Dellinger, Pitts burgh Normal. Piuno Solo, Fantaisie Impromptu Chopin Miss Mildred Cure. Presentation of Diplomas.' Will O' the Whisp, Spross Girl's Doublo Sextette. ROTARY At Tuesday's luncheon it was de cided to submit names for our bulle tin at next meeting. Jack Evans pre sided. The absentees were credited with going to Larned for the Charter Meeting there, with a stop at Dodge City for lunch with the Rotary Club there. Three new members were intro duced, Earl Rodgers, of Duckwalls, Ira Riney, and Charley Leete. Jack Evans told of having a bulle tin from Johannesburg, South Africa, from the first Rotary Club in that country. Rev. A. E. Henry was a guest, and on invitation made a little talk, devot ing most of his time to Community Base Rail Club, promising the support of the people for a week day game, provided Sunday games were cut out As there seemed to be some difference of opinion, the chairman .stated that the club as a club could not take action, but that individual members could, that his stand was very well known. A letter from San Francisco was read inviting the members of the Club to stop there either going to or re turning from Los Angeles. Paul W. Light reported progress on plans for next Tuesday; a night meeting, with a large number of guests that the cjub would be proud of. Ben t)ay was aCsked for an acount of his wanderings. He did not speak of an important office to which he had been elected, but said he had been going from one place to another and had missed meeting with Rotarians.,. Beside Mr. Henry, L. H. McFarline and Charley. Fees were guests. Mr. Fees is secretary of Concordia Rotary Club. With a member ship of 29 his club raised $3000.00 to start a play ground. Other .. citizens contributed futhjer sums, an3 they are having a fine place fitted up. That Is a great work. '. Sam Miller will be chairman next wk. The Liberal Creamery which has had a more or less stormy existence for the past few years, has been purchased by a new company to be known as the Sunflower Creamery Company, and passed under its man agement Monday. The newx company is operating as a common law trust company, with W. A. King, C. M. Waters, C. O. Dfivis, A. A. Lien and M F. Cosgrove as trustees. All these men are known as good business men who enjoy a high standing in the community. C. M. (Cash) Waters is in charge as nianngcr. Mr. Waters is one of the original Liberal boosters and has made good in his business deals in the past which is a good indication that the business will ably man aged. Mr. Wuters built the first con crete building in Libernl and the first brick building in. South Liberal, and he is a hustler for business. J. A. Penny, who has been manag ing the business, will remain as the butter maker, and it is safe to say there is not a better man for that position in the country.. Mrs. Lula Barker will keep the books and look after the office work, and she is well qualified for this position. The business will be sufficiently captulized and there is no reason why it should not be a good paying propo sition. The location and equipment is good, and with the large territory from which to draw, the institution properly managed and with sufficient capital to handle the business, should make rapid strides. They will manufacture Sunflower Butter, Ice Cream and Soda Water, and handle fountain supplies in a wholesale way. Otherlines will likely be ndded later as the business ex pands. The company has already placed a salesman on the road and it is likely that others will be employed from time to time. The' new firm is-asking the farm ers of the community to supply them with plenty of cream for making but ter and ice creuin and will pay good prices to get 'sufficient products to keen up with the domnnd. The Democrat is expecting big things of the new firm and there is no reason why these expectations should not be realized. Ask for the products of the Sunflower Creamery Company and help a home institution to grow. THE BETTER CITY CAMPAIGN Since the two-day institute here, Dr. Wm. A. McKeever hns prepared a de tailed schedule of activities for the year-round Better City Campaign which was initiated by his meetings. He has appointed the following heads of departments and these will select . a representative from each and every organisation in the city to ape.- on one of the committees representing Home .School, Church, and Community 1. Home betterment: Mrs. J. D. Hill. 2. School Extension: A. V. Ebersole. 3: Church Fellowship: Abe . K. Stoufer. 4. Community Welfare: F O Rindom 6. Publicity Agent: Roy Gardner. These larger committee groups will be published in due time . Also this paper will try to publish in install ments the 100 specifications of pro jects to be undertaken as time and occassion may allow. The Committee of five named above are anxious to have all whom they may call as their assistants, respond with out objection. It is hoped that the plan adopted will prove effective in making Liberal one of the most near ly ideal plaeea for rearing the young to be found ki the entire state of Kan sas. Don't fail to see that great pic? ture, "The Lost Battalion" at the Ma jestic Theatre Friday and Saturday nights, . "The Lost Battalion", 'played by the survivors, is to be shown at the" Majestic Theatre Friday and Satur day nights. Don't fail to see it.