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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT.
VOL. XV. NO. 52 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, JUNE 15, 1922 By J. B. MILLER IK lib j'; LIBERAL' MAY HAVE r ' ; j A FACTORY STORE Big Tire Firm. Considering Opening Distributing Station For ; This Section That Liberal is attracting the atten tion of the country is attested by the fact that a representative of one of the "big five" tire companies has been la the city several days to arrange for a. distributing agency. According to this gentleman the company expects either to Induce some firm to take the distribution of their line or to estab lish a factory store here. This is to be the point of distribu tion between Wichita and Amarillo, and we are told that if the report of the representative is favorable Liberal wil have a large wholesale tire busi ness either as an adjunct to some established firm or under the manage ment of a company representative. Considerable inquiry is being made as to the prospects of the K. & 0. Rail road being completed this year and this may have some bearing on the matter. However, the gentleman in question seems! very favorably im pressed, with Liberal and the pros pects for a good future. ' ' ' OFFICERS GET STILL AND . SOME BOOZE IN RAID Keith Rouon Drew $200 and Sixty Dajri for Making and Selling Corm Liquor County Attorney E. W. Davis, Sheriff W. 0. Nelson and Deputy Sheriff John Freeman made an im portant liquor haul the first of the week, when they arrested Keith Ros son and took possession of his still and finished product The officers had been watching Rosson for sometime and it took time to get the goods on him, but when , they did get him he plead guilty, and was assessed $200 and 60 days in jail. ' ENLARGING TOURIST, i. .... CAMPGROUND Chamber of Commerce Building New ' Building, and Enlarging . . Camp Grounds ' A ' ' I ' '1 " The demand on the. Liberal tourist camp ground last summer and this : spring has been so great that ' the i Chamber of Commerce has seen the necessity for more room and greater '' facilities. Therefor, they have made '.arrangements with T. J. Smith, Sr., -for twice as much ground as they 'have been using and are putting up 'another building: on the grounds. . i The new building is the same Bize as the old one but the conveniences will be more modern and better. .The building is divided into four rooms and in the center of the building will ' . be a fire place that will serve all four . rooms. They are putting tables and benches in the old and new buildings. - Ovens are being constructed in dif- ; ferent parts of the grounds. Liberal's convenience and comfort ' able camp ground has been getting fame for the past year and with the - ' added room and conveniences, the . tourist traffic through will continue to , grow and the grounds and buildings 1 on the camp ground will' have to be added to from time to time. CITY MAKING WATER EXTENSIONS More Than 16,000 Feet of Six Inch Pipe Being Laid in Northeast and . Northwest Parts of City The city water system is being ex tended to all parts of the city and within the next few months sixteen thousand feet of additional mains will have been laid. The extensions call for seven blocks on North New York, seven each on Nebraska anbVProspect, four on Persh ing and three on Washington. These will be connected by eight blocks of main on the north and the same on the r south,, so there will be no dead ends and the' resulting impure water. The laying of these mains will allow for fourteen additional fire hydrants, reducing the Are hazard in the out lying districts. It is expected to have a. ditching machine , here soon after the harvest Tush is over and push work on the extensions as fast' as possible. . . Born to Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Hughes, miles southeast of Liberal, Tuesday morning, June 13, a girl. e i Mr, nd Mt8.,T. MvEllis left today for Hutchinson on .a- short business and pleasure trip. ' , DEMOCRATS HAVE A . COUNTY POW-WOW Mass Meeting at Court House Selected Candidate' for Committeemen Saturday ,-' The Democ ratio mass meeting at the court house last Saturday after noon was, well attended ' and there seemed to be a feeling of confidence among1 the brethern assembled.; The meeting was called to order by A. A. Farner. Dr. Ben W. Day was elected chairman in the absence of Chairman P. F. Hanlin, with J. B. Miller, secretary. The following were chosen as candi dates for committeemen of the various precincts: Liberal City, first ward; A. A. Farmer; second ward, P. F. Hanlin; third ward, J. B. Miller; Liberal town ship, J. A. Muse; Antelope Valley, Andrew Thompson; Fargo No. 1, E. B. White; No. 2, J. C. Benson; No. 3, M. D. Grossman; Seward No. 1, Riley Jones, No. 2, Adam Ridenour. ' 0. T. Wood then introduced the fol lowing resolution: , , Whereas, it will become the duty of the Democrats of Kansas to select a. candidate for Governor in the August primaries, and ' : . Whereas, there are three eminent Democrats seeking the nomination for Governor,, to-wit: . The Honorable Henderson Martin, of Lawrence, Kan sas, a Bplendid lawyer-politician; Jonathan M. Davis, of Bronson, Kan sas, a goocl farmer and politician and Col. Leigh Hunt, of Rosedale, Kansas, successful business man and excellent soldier, a man who has never held public office of any kind or sought one, therefore be it Resolved: That, we, the Democrats of Seward county, in mass convention assembled, do hartily endorse the candidacy of CoL Leigh Hunt and pledge him our active support in the primary election in August. Upon motion the resolution was adopted. A motion that it be the sense of the meeting that a full Democratic ticket be placed in the field for the coming election was defeated. A motion was then made that the chair appoint a committee to en deavor to secure candidates for the offices for which there are no aspir ants. This motion was carried. A motion was made that O. T., Wood be endorsed as a candidate for representative carried unanimously. A motion that a committee be ap pointed to circulate petitions or can didates having no opposition was carried. . There was some difference of opinoin as to the advisability of draft ing candidates for offices, some con tending that the ticket should - be filled, while others thought that unless there were men or women who really work for them the places should be left blank on the Democratic, ticket. The meeting was cut short so the farmer could use the court room for the meeting called to set a harvest wage. PEOPLES CASH GROCERY INSTALLS MEAT MARKET Another Popular Grocery Branching ' ' Out and Will Carry a Good Line of Fresh Meats New fixtures are being installed in the Peoples Cash Grocery for the handling of fresh meats. Mr. Beatte, the manager, advises that he has se cured the services' of M. A. Thomp son, a butcher of years of eperience, to handle that end of the business. Mr. Thompson is well known to the people of Liberal, having been em ployed at the Davis market on West Fifth for the past year. This popular firm will now carry complete line of fresh and cured meats and everything that is to be found in a good, well-stocked oity meat market Mr. Beatte has an ad in this issue of the Democrat that you will do well to notice.- ABOUT THE OIL WELLS The Defender Petroleum-Gas com pany jfi still making hole in their test west of Liberal on the Bunting farm. The Seward County Oil & Gas com pany is reported to be making prepar ations to resume drilling in their test on the Sealey farm north) of Liberal. The Spearman test ' Is reported ' tej De a gooa producer una is mtrewuiig Interest in oil circles here. Mrs. A. E. Harvey of Hugoton, i MrsJC. T. Simpson and daughter "of i Haviland, were shopping in the ctryi this week. ' CITIZENS (COMMITTEE RAISES FINANCES Week Day Bate Ball Garnet Assured When Guarantee I Raited by i the Business Men Wednesday will be base ball day in Liberal this summer as a result of the efforts of a citizens' committee made up of a member from each of the churches of the city, the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Rotary Club. The movement to discourage Sunday base ball here was started several weeks ago, and the members of the team said that if they had a guarantee of a financial success for week-day ball, they were willing to discontinue the Sunday games. The committee was selected and they were put to work to start the campaign for funds which came to a close the first of this week with enough season tickets sold to give the' players their guarantee V There will be ten games played during the remainder of the summer on the home grounds, and the team will re ceive one-tenth of the season ticket sales after each game. The first game was played Wednesday after noon with Hooker, Oklahoma. ' There is some good base ball ma terial in Liberal, and although our team has lost some games this sea son, they feel that they will be more the people of the old home town, successful with better support from BETTER PARCEL POST SERVICE HERE Local Office Has Parcel Pont Wagon And Will Make Deliveries in Business Section The local postoffice force is in re ceipt of a new parcel post push wagon and in the future will make deliveries of all parcel post packages in the busi ness section of the city on the regular deliveries, twice daily. Postmaster Irwin advises us that parcel post de liveries will be made on the regular city routes when there, are enough packages to justify taking the wagon on the delivery. This added service will prove a great convenience and ad vantage to the business houess of the city, ad the news will be welcomed by the business men. ' . WE'RE QUITTING The editor of the Democrat and family wjll leave tomorrow,. (Fri day) for a two weeks vacation, and during our absence Mr. C. V. Rice will have editorial charge. He will have the assistance of Leo Miller in the advertising department, and we hope the advertisers will treat them generously. We regret to leave at this time of the year but we have hit the ball steadily for sixteen months, and it is absolutely necessary that we have a brief respite. Give the boys all the assistance possible, Mr. Shephard has moved the ham burger stand from West Second street to a location south of the Busy Bee Cafe today, where he will run the business. Liberal Wants Your Business This week Ihe Democrat comes to you with a message from the business people of Liberal; with ft (spurteflusi invitafiftn fa patrflne tjipm. ' The HFVr 53 W s!mr r?J?RQ W IPfJ V9" will need alLmanner of goods and supplies, and we can .truthfully say that Liberal offers excellent opportunities to supply these needs economically and well. ' Liberal business men have made especial efforts to serve you and they will do their best to please you with service and at the lowest possible price.' Come to Liberal to do your harvest buying and see-how well you will be-treated, .. LIBERAL HAS SCOUT . SUPPLY STORE NOW Dubois Sc. Ravenscroft Have Been Ap pointed Agents for Boy Scout Uniforms and Equipment Manager Roy Ravenscroft of the Dubois & Ravenscroft clothing store, has received notice from the head quarters of the Boy Scouts of Amer ica, that his firm has been appointed1 agents for the Scout Uniforms and Equipment in Liberal. The first shipment is on the way and is expected to arrive any day. When it comes the Liberal Scouts may buy their official uniforms and supplies in Liberal, saving the trou ble of sending to headquarters. This will be quite a convenience, especially at this time when the boys are pre paring for their trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming, as guests of Mr. John W. Baughman. As soon as the supplies arrive a window will be decorated with the Scout supplies, so watch for this big display. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL ASSIST This year the Chamber of Com merce will limit its activities toward assisting farmers during harvest to putting the farmer arid the laborer together and let them thresh put their own difficulties in regard to wages. The Chamber of Commerce will try to keep in touch with the situation at all times, and if labor is scarce, can get in touch with the Labor Depart ment and bring in all thfe men neces sary. In the past considerable misunder standing has arisen between some of the farmers and the Chamber of Com merce, because of its effort to be of some service in harvest and the part played by it has not always been un derstood or appreciated by the farm ers. We are glad to have suggestions of farmers as to ways in which we can co-operate with them in matters of kind, and whatever service we can render will be free, and cheerfully given. If the wage paid for harvest hands this year doesn't suit you, please don't blame the Chamber of Commerce, be cause it has had nothing to do with setting the wage scale, neither can the Chamber of Commerce guarantee the class of laborer you may get During harvest the secretary will be at your service 24 hpurs a day, A call to him for help will receive prompt attention, but as above stated, the product cannot be guaranteed to give satisfaction. ' , . Information concerning laborers who develop any radical tendencies, will be appreciated, and proper action taken. W. B. KING, Sec'y. Liberal Chamber of Commerce. J. W. Baughman and E. D. Cooper are In Springfield, Colorado for a day or two, looking after business interest. Mrs. Dania S. Aker returned from Meade, Thursday. She has been vis iting her brother and sister there the past week. LIBERAL WINS HONORS AT INSTITUTE 27 Young People From Liberal tended Epworth League In stitute At Pratt At - The young people of the Methodist church who attended the Epworth League Institute at Pratt last week report a very interesting and helpful week spent in this institute. The reg istration was the largest ever had at an institute in the Southwest Kansas conference, the registration reaching nearly 550. Several had the distinctipn of having the largest registration from any league' in the conference, there being 27t'young people from the Liberal cnurch. The institute opened on Monday night with an address by Rev. Fred Mesch, pastor at Blockwell, Okla. Rev. Mesch preached every evening and also delivered the sermon at the conscration service on Sunday after noon. Rev. Henry, of the Liberal church had charge of the class in evangelism which was very popular with . the young people. He also had charge of the General Methods hour, which was the most popular hour of the morning periods. He used the information and experience of the young people of the institute in getting before the young people the things that could and should be done in league, work for the coming year. He also used the young people in, outlining a program of acti vities for the leagues of the confer ence for the coming year, which will do much to stimulate league work among the young people. The last day he talked to the young people on "The Challenge of the Epworth League Program to Young Life." He also delivered to the institute a ser mon on Sunday morning. The afternoons were full of recrea tional activities, and the young people were tired when night came. There were a series of district ball games every afetrnoon, and the last day the contests were played off and the win ners decided.' Liberal district won second place in the conference in these games, losing to Kingman district for first place by a score of 4 to 2. The outstanding athletic contest of the institute was the ball game on Friday between the institute boys and the Preachers. Of course the boys won, the score being 8 to 7, but it sure was a contest, The swimming pool was a favorite resort every afternoon, both for girls and boys. On Friday evening the Chamber of Commerce of Pratt, took the entire institute body out to the Fish Hatch ery and to view the new Epworth League Institute grounds which are near by and which will be ready to take care of the institute next year. The consecration service on Sunday afternoon was the climax of the week, and it was certainly a great sight to see a great army of young people dedicating their lives to lull time ser vice for christian work. Those attending the institute from Liberal were: Francis HarndenJ Hazel Scandrett, Esther Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Franklin, Thelma Keat ing, Wanie Condit, Fern Boles, Mil dred Melvin, Frank Highjand, Gladys Graham, Winnie Condit, Bernita Mills, Rev. and Mrs. Henry, Billy Scandrett, Fred Randies, Caryl Light, Vivian Henry, Helen Henry, Willford Light, Helen Carson, Dona Bell Light; Ar thur Hestwood, Mrs. Carrie Mann, Roy Smith and Hazen Graham. GUY LEMONNIER COMES OUT FOR COUNTY CLERK Guy M. LeMonnier this week an nounces his candidacy for the office of County Clerk on the Democratic ticket. Guy is so well known that there is lift's WS can ?av about him that 1b m mm ?R9w!,- e ? ffl9 the old timers here, has been a good bister, f p'r Mfcerjl and Seward poun ty, Is well qualified to pandle ihe work of the off ice, In a satisfactory manner. In Mr. LeMonnier the Democrats have a candidate they may conscien tiously support and one who will be a credit to the party. ' BATES-TREN Russell O. Bates and Miss Vivian T, ,Tren, both of Floris, Oklahoma, were married Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, at the Christian par sonage, Rev. Eli Walker officiating. The dpuble ring ceremony was used. James Campbell, if Elkhar.tf was ta business visitor in the city Thursday. OFFICERS 'MADE A HUNT FOR CIGARETTES THIS WEEK I. .Found a Few Packs lea of Fan In Two Places and Owners 1 Plead Guilty County officers this week conducted a systematic search for cigarettes but their efforts were not crowned with a greajt deal of success. At the Annex Cafe they got a few packages and also at Jhe Sanford hotel but the quantity was small thai they might have been for the personal use of the owners. However, they pleaded guilty and were assessed a small fine. The report got out that some booze was found at the Annex Cafe, but this is untrue, and probably originated in the fact that Mr. Walde keeps hie cooking extracts up at the front to keep them from being carried off; It is said that a state detective has been working here and advised the officers to make the search. Outside of the two places mentioned no cigar ettes were-found. . POPULAR LIGHT COMPANY OFFICIAL VISITING LIBERAL Paul DeLeon of the Commonwealth Light and Power Company Here This Week A lot of Liberal people will remem ber Paul DeLeon, who was here ' several months in charge of the con struction work when the additions were made at the light plant. At that time Paul was thp engineer in. j charge of construction, but this time he comes in a new capacity, that of vice president of the company, and he is in conference with Manager Cadou on matter pertaining to the business at this place. DeLeon carries the important posi tion with the same ease he handled his old place. He made many friends are all glad to see him again. Be sides being a good business man he is a real fellow and the boys at the plant as well as his friends would like to see him stick around indefinitely. LIBERAL HOSPITAL - HOLDS COMMENCEMENT The Second Annual Commencement occurred last night in the auditorium of thje Methodist church when a fair sized crowd attended the graduating exercises of the second class to grad uate from The Liberal Hospital Train ing School for Nurses. A good program, well carried out, included an interesting address by Rev. Henry in which he emphasized the fact that our lives and .our work arc closely interwoven as to be in separable and that we must live some kind of life and do some kind of. a life work whether we chose to do so or not. He also dwelt upon the im portance of the nurse to the world !at large and the opportunity that a nurse worthy of the title had to do good in the world by her sacrificing devotion to duty. Dr. F. W. Huddleston presented the diploma to the graduating nurse and dwelt upon the advantage and advers ities that fell to the lot of the nurse ' and charged her to be steadfast and true to her profession and the world. The Liberal hospital class pin Was presented by the superintendent 'of nurses, Miss Ethel Sayre. ' The musical selections sunng by Mrs. Ira Sally were beautiful as were the selections rendered by the high school orchestra, "The Harmonious Seven," and indeed they were harmon ious to the nth degree, In a happy little address Rev. Walker dwelt upon the value of the smile and a cheerful disposition as an essential in the successful make up of the trained nurse. All together. the event was very much enjoyed by all present and at the completion of the progarro the en tire student class body'wefe invited" to the home of Mrs. F. W. Huddleston where" jjiey were served with delicious ice cream and cake. The graduating class for 1923 will . have a half dozen graduates. HOOKER VS. LIBERAL The Hooker, Oklahoma, base ball , team came up yesterday afternoon took ouf boys to a real cleaning, winning the game by a 14 to 8 score. '.It is said that the game was pretty interesting in most of the' innings, but those blow-ups do sometimes oc cur, and this one was disastrous. Mrs. C. J. Gardner returned home Thursday on No. 1 after several days-svisitVith, reiaiives (and friends in Missouri points. . ' 0