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HE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
VOL. XVI. NO. 1 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, JUNE 22. 1922 By J. B. MILLER T PROMINENT OIL MAN VISITS LIBERAL Interest in Liberal Field .on Increase. Some Gaa Line Material In Transit C. R. Hannaman of Bakersfield, California, a heavy Btock holder and director in the Commonwealth Oil & Petroleum Company, was here ,the first of the week, looking over the oil ,-and gaa situation and. attending to business for the company. His com pany have a number of leases in this territory and they are watching the Liberal field very closely. Mr. Hannaman told a Democrat reporter that he was surprised and more than pleased with the prospects here and that the lay of the country and the charts reminded him very much of the California fields. He visited the De fenders Oil & Petroleum Company wells west of the city and 8&id that the smell of gas there also made him think of California. H ' a member of the firm of Mead, Lawton, and Han naman. Mr. Hannaman would not disclose any of his company's plans for the future, but said that he would visit Liberal again soon. ' Mr. McQuigg, of the Defender Oil & Petroleum Co., who are putting down the test wells west of the city, states that they have Hced orders for material for the gas line to the city and that the material will begin to arrive in SO or 60 days. . They are at present lowering the 2-inch gas pipe into the Boles test and this work will be completed today or early in the morning and then they will be ready to continue work on the. Bunting test. W. G. HARNDEN FOR . COUNTY TREASURER Popular Farmer Northeast of Liberal j Will Make Rice on Repub- ncan iicHat We are authorized this weik to1 an . nounce the candidacy of W. G. HnH 'den for the nomination on t ehRepub Ilea ticket, for x Treasurer of Seward irtunty. mr. Harnaen nas never Deen in county politics before, but he neds no introduction to the people of Lib eral. He homesteaded about 16 years ago, 8 miles northeast of Liberal and now owns a section of good land in that neighborhood. He has served on the school board of Superior District almost continually since coming to the county and has held the office of Treasurer of Liberal Township for several years'. Mr. Harnden was a member of the building committee of the new Methodist church. The voters cannot go wrong by in vestigating the record of Mr. Harnden beore going to the polls in August. LEGION BAND GIVES CONCERT The American Legion Band that was organized a short while ago gave a concert on the main business street of the city last Sunday afternoon. The boys played a number of, fine se lections to' the enjoymnet of a large concourse of Liberal's citizens. That they have progressed in a remarkable manner in the short time that the band has been in existance is manifest We are sure going to expect a lot of fine concerts this summer and we feel sure after the showing they made Sun day that we will not be disappointed. TAXPAYERS LEAGUE ORGANIZED SATURDAY A meeting of the tax payers of the county was held at the Court house, Saturday evening at five oclock, and a good many of the farmers of the county were present R. M. Gilbert was elected president Bernerd Lemert Vic President, and W. Cutout, secre tary. After passing resolutions, the meeting adjourned at the call of the president. MAJKSttN 6RGAM2E" A LOCAL RIFLE CLUB few people of I TIT HIT the city perhaps i ..... . . Know mat mere nas been a govern ment rifle club organized here, but such is the case and at present there are about 20 members. : The fellows have made requisi tion and are in receipt of about 6000 rounds of ammunition and have five or six government Springfield rifles and two of the government 22 target rifles. .. The purpose of the club is to prac tice marksmanship, to hold contests and to possibly send their marksmen to state and national marksmanship! vice president; Ira Salley secretary, meets. The officers of the club are C. M. Light, president; W. L. Ekel,' and J. I. Darst, executive officer. ASSISTANCE NEEDED AT THE ATHLETIC FIELD While planB are being considered whereby Liberal may be assured of a good ball team of home ' players, whether these plans work out or not it is desired that the field recently se cured from T. J. Smith be put in con dition to be used. All ameteur teams will be allowed to use this field free of charge, as well as games played with charged admission. We now have a contract with Mr. Smith for two blocks of ground giving us a field 300x670 feet, plenty large for baseball, football and track. It is not thot necessary to shim off this ground, but just clean off the cactus and fill up the small holes in the ground. Also a fence robably of three wires to be erected around the ground. The committee has only a limited amount of money to spend on the ground. One organization in Liberal has already promised some eight or ten men for an evening cleaning off cactus. Any other organization fol lowing suit, their help will be appre ciated. " 1 If you want to help the committee on grounds, notify Harry G. Arm strong and Stanley Riggs. HOOKER REBEKAHS WERE ENTERTAINED Hooker Rebekah Lodge Honored in ' Joint Meeting Hera Monday Evening Craig Hall was the scene of a de lightful entertainment and luncheon Monday evening, June 19th, the oc casion being in honor of the Hooker Rebekah Lodge. ' " , : the guests arrived about fduf taken td thd local lodge rooms by our reception committee, and were per mitted to recuperate from their trip. They were then escorted to a local Cafe, where they were provided with a splendid dinner. The evening session was opened in (Praig Hall by the local Rebekahs, wAd then turned the meeting over to the Hooker Degree Staff, which con ferred the Rebekah Degree upon 11 candidates.' These candidates should feel proud si the fact that they re ceived their initiation from one of the best degree earns in the south west. The work of the evening being completed, a splendid tfrfogram was given oy local xaient, ana nt woo un usually well received. ; : Then came luncheon, for which the local Rebekah lodge is noted, and this luncheon, consisting -of sandwiches', coffee, ice cream and cake, was no exception. Following the luncheon, the guests departed 'with a heighten ed respect for the entertaining ability of the Liberal Rebekah Lodge. The Lions Club The president, chairman, and secre cary of the Liberal Lions Club 'were absent from the meeting Monday but w had a real good meeting and plenty of interest shown. The following telegram was receiv ed from Herman Salley and Joe Ber wick, who are attending the Interna tional Convention of Lions Club at Hot Springs, Arkansas, this week: Liberal Lions Club, Grier Dining Room, Liberal, Kansas. Just arrived. Kansas well organ ized and leading all with Joe as cheer leared. Hot Dogl Got them yelling, "Whats the matter with Liberal?" already. Salley and Joe The two younger Cubs, Dr . Kelly and George New were present and made VERY short talks. A letter from the Rock Island officials asking the co-operation of the Club in their annual celebration. ' The entertainment reported that ehey- were" arranging- for" lions pic nic at Stouts grove next Monday even Ing atid that the regular noon-day me'etWg' of fhe Cluft fee adjourned1 for" next week. Perry Buckley gave a report of the big doings at the Charter Night meet ing of the Lyons, Kansas Club, last week. Manager Taylor advised that the Lions would cross bats with the Rotary team that night and requested all Lions to be on hand at 6 o'clock. Ora Minton of the Bellview neigh borhood in Beaver County was a bus iness vistior in the city the first of the week. Miss Ardella Locke of Wichita; was visitig friends in the . dty Monday. Mlee Locke was formerly of themfllin ery department of the Summers store. LIBERAL C. OF C. HAS A GOOD MEETING Mattera of Interest to All Discassed at Luncheon-Meeting at San ford Last Night The first monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held last night at the Sanford Hotel dining room at 7 o'clock. There were about 75 of the business and professional men present and all enjoyed the talks and discussions. The Tucker Electric Company had installed several radio outfits in the building, and although the static electricity was too strong to enjoy the music that came in from Kansas City, the great possibilities of radio in a commercial way were outlined by Mr. Tucker and Clifford Sawyer. The president of the Chamber, E. D. Cooper made a few opening re marks along a general line and an nounced that this series of luncheon meetings are YOUR meetings'and are to serve as a Forum, where all can be asked and expected to express their ideas. The harvest situation was discuss ed from several angles by G. L. Light. John L. Boles made a few remarks on the question from the farmer's point of view. A motion was made by G. L. Light that the Chamber of Com merce offer their services to the far mers of the country in transporting hands to the country when the farm ers were too busy to come after them. Motion carried and secretary was in structed to call on members of the Club when farmers call in, and want hands brought to them. The government building proposi tion was again presented and Post- master Irwin mentioned" I few ad - vantages and conveniences flerived from such a building. A letter from Congressman J. N. Tincher was read in which he stated that there would be no government building bills taken j FoTlette,' Texas, Is holding a protract up until the short term of Congress' ed meeting here, the flret service be in December, and that if the appro-! ing held last Thursday evening, and priation for the 7th district was large ' services will continue two or three enough, Liberal was in line for one of , weeks. The singing is in charge of the buildings. The, matter was re- of Miss Florence Leaton, of Harper, ferred to a committee. ' The athletic situation was discuss-j Spearmore, Oklahoma, are1 here as ed at length and the matter finally si8ting in the services this week left to the citizens' committed repre- j A special children's service will fee senting the churches and clubs of the ne(j gun(jay afternoon at 2:30 to city. The Associated Charities is of more or less interest at this time when there are more or less worthy. and unworthy beggers on the streets, and tUis question was amy nanaieu . ... 1 J1 J by Rev. eu waiser. A motion was made that the Lib eral Chamber of Commerce offer to co-operate' with the officials of the Rock Island in the' celebration of its 7oth anniversary. Motion car ried. It is thought that the regular meeting of thes body will be held on the anniversary day and that a Rack Island speaker be secured to' address the meeting at that time. Miss Isoa Clinesmith of Rolla, Kan sas came in to a local hospital for treatment this week. She fell from a horse, fracturing het 'arm in two dif ferent places. Chas. D. Taylor, the Edelweiss dis tributor, has a car of the product on the track. MrV Taylor evidently does not Intend for all of" these' harvest hands to get thirsty. Notice to At a recent meeting of the Chamber of Com merce the desire was expressed to be of service to the farmers of the community during this, the busist time of the year. Heft w?tf fa frmW n" mf- f6&? of rf tW minutes of time will mean the loss of dollaTs, and tm's me 6M tfort misittess; Mri' 6f LiTftral wants to be of service to you. it you rieecf a har vest hand or two at a few minutes notice, and the loss of your time will mean the stopping of your crew, just call the Secretary of the Liberal Cham ber of Commerce, V. B. King, and if the hands are available, he will have them on the way td' your farm at once, and there will be no expense to you. : -This service is made possible by the offer of about twenty-five business men to furnish cars to bring these men' to you on short notice. . - LIBERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD CONTRACT FOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING Work To Start Soon After Harvest, j E. M. Adams, traveling auditor of Hutchinson Firm Gets a i the Standard OU Company, of Dodge General Contract J City, is in the cit this week, invoic- ing the stock and going over the At a meeting of the school board bookg makmg tranBfer t,, the new last Thursday night, the contracts for, xaasAt C. E. McPhaill. The trans Liberal's new High School building jfer wa completed yesterday, were awarded and it Is proposed that Tn.y jve had two or temm excavation work will be started soon i po, managers at the oil office since after harvest. Thomas Howard of reglntttion of E- a HacJmav on Hutchinson, Kansas, was awarded the general contract for $146,086. The plumbing was awarded to W, T. Polly of Hutchinson, Kansas, for $24,665, and the wiring contract was let to the Southwestern Electric Company of Wichita, Kansas, for f 4,886. There were a number of interesting things in the figures presented by the different contractors, among which was the fact that there was a differ ence of approximately $28000 between the high and low bidders on the gen eral contract. .... !-.- The buildjng will be located on the south side of the block occupied by the Lincoln building and will be 173 feet by 136 feet, over all! There will be a large gymnaseum which will seat approximately 400 and an auditorium 60x80, with a seating capacity of about 700. The building will be by far the best school plant in the whole southwest, of which the people of Lib eral and surrounding community can feel justly pround. It is thot likely that the building will be completed and ready for oc cupancy for the fall term in 1923. CAMP MEETING IN PROGRESS HERE , Nazarenes Holdifig Meetings' in Tent Comer of Kansas and Fifth . Mrs. L.W. King, evangelist from i Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. M&rtindgle of 1 wnlch an children are cordially invited . n. -,..,. services beirln Bromntly t g g 0uite a crowd have been at- fon,IiMft, tn- m.-tw and considerable ,ntarttst ueins, manifest. MUSICAL ASSOCIATION The Musical Asociation Is planning to entertian its members and friends at a reception and musical in the near Future. To complete the arrange ments, Mrs. Molthop requests inai all the members of the executive com mittee and other committees to meet Friday evening at eight o'clock at the Methodist church. Please be on time so that the business can be transacted promptly. New Ulysses: W. C. Morris was here this week and began work on the depot for this place. He will put In the foundation but the building will not be put up until the material can Iva tnt.1 aI ft nt 4-Via fwoin TTa Innrma ., . . ,. ,. . - . 1 us that the building will be 64x24 feet. , .. Farmers ! NEW MANAGER AT STANDARD OIL CO. Mav ,r wno oniy -haree until Mr. McPhaill could make arrange ments to come and take over the man agement permanently. Mr. McPhaill has had the management of the Ford agency at Minneola for several years and comes very highly recommended by the officials of that company. A. M. Russell, formerly of Hugoton will be field salesman for this territory. Mr. Russell is well known to the farm ers of this section and needs no (ntrg- ductlon, LIONS CLUB WINS FROM ROTARY CLUB Large Crowd Attended Game Monday and Report One of Best of the Season .-" The Lions Club baseball team took the Rotary Club into camp last Mon day evening to the tune of 5 toll. Fans who attended the 'game report that it was probably the best played here this season. There were a num ber of very exciting times during the playing of the seven innings when the final out come of the game was not very certain, ' " 1 " ..V Of course, it would be impossible for us to mention all of the players who made grand-stand plays and im- possible catches but the home run by Rindolri deserves sDfcial mention, j When RindOni got up to but, someone heard him say 'fore . Walker, tne maiea at iw Dusneis, ana tney are as Rotary pitcher put one over, Rindonil1116 1 at Bs an" we have seeiu. took a good long swing and knocked1 in this country, and V have raised a single to center field. We don't! 40-bushel wheat in this Country... know how he could have made a home ' several times, run out of a single unless the RoUrys I Tne Merchants 0f Liberal have ex- were so Interested - in - watching him run that they dldnt want to put him out and spoil the fun. Chjas. D. Tay lor, another Lion hit a home run, but had to stop and rest at second base. There will probably be-more4 games between these two teams this summer and everyone should turn out and see the fun. The largest crowd of the season witnessed the game Monday evening. rrlj -j yyj i 1 tlC KOtCIVy ClUD The chairman annnintaH tnr tho day was not present s0 President Jack Evans acted as chnirhnnn. Paul Light, delegate to the Inter-i PeoPle of the mid(I,e west aB the Con" national meeting at Los Angeles vention will not likely return to this gave an account of his trip. He and Part of the country again in many Mrs. Light were on the train with vear8- Thla is the first time thttt th Wichita Rotarians and Shriners who meet has ever been held in the Missi performed various stunts, and they siPPl Valley and the nearest meeting came thick and fast. They stopped place to Kansas was in Chicago about a day at the Grand Canyon, and sixteen years ago. want to go again for a longer visit. ) The speakers and workers at the The crowd of Rotarians at Los An-, convention will be from all countries geles was much larger than at Mus- of the world and will represent prac kogee, but quiter and more dignified, j titically every denomination. The The guava jelly which the Havana j program will probably be drawn to a Rotary brought from Cuba and dis-1 climax on the last day, when William tnbuted among the delegates was a , f novelty. Paul had some served at lty. our luncheon. I The report of the Committee on a ! Fourth of July picnic was approved j and its suggestions adopted. Ro- tarians and Rotary Anns will go to Smith's Grove on the Fourth, each! one to fill his or her basket to suit themselves. Jim Ault volunteered to take lumber in his trailer for the tables. There is plenty of water and good shade and a fine time is antici pated. The weekly luncheon will be j held there witn tne regular oruct himfness observed. Hats, buttons, aiVr son books are to be taken and I used. Rotfef foil swings for the ' children will be in order. T lie Lions, citotf. claims defeated Rotarv in the ball game by a score of 11 to 6. The Rotarians seemea a , bit hazy about the count but did ' think a few rooters would have i fiolnAfl matters considerably. Jack Evans reluctantly admitted that he was the cause of the lost game. That was most generous. Jack Evans gave out the statement from the Rock Island railroad that it would celebrate its 70th anniver- .Mf in rifftnKAw m and fnvitArl T,ih- , . . ' ,. ,, ... erai anu an town, on , sist in the celebration. Broadcasting . radios would be nsed. a general j 1 good time is desired and looked for.' HARVEST IS NOW ON IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS Harvest Hands Coming In Steady Stream Harvest Promise to Ba a Good One The wheat in the southwest has been ripening fast the past four or five days and the headers and binders are going into the field a day or two earlier than had been expected. The wheat in this part of the country has been filling well, the season has been almost ideal, there are very few bugs and there has been no rust reported here. Quite a few of the farmers began cutting with binders in Beaver coun ty the first of the week, but the wheat seems to be a few days later here, and the harvest will not be in full swing here until the first of next week. Harvest hands' have been com ing In on every train, and at present, it is thought that there will not be a shortage of hands, Each day bring a few more homesteaders from Colo rado who are out for harvest to help make their winter's stake. The price that will be paid in dif ferent parts of he Southwest varies, but as near us we can learn, tfte popu2 lar price generally is around $4.00 per day for single hands and $6.00 for man and teams. Some few are getting in a hurry to hire their crews and are paying more than that, and I I 1 L 1 J some are securing guuu Harvest nanus -t for less money. Of course, as always, there is a V diversity 0f opinion as to what the average yield will be and this can not be decided definitely until after the wheat is threshed. However, we j believe the average over the country will run between 15 and 18 buihelf to the ncrg. There are real good fields over the country that have I been aummer-fallowed, that are esti- 1 Pressed surprjse at the volume of harvest business that has been com ing in and the outlook for the south west is indeed promising. REV; A: E. HENRY TO S. S. CONVENTION International Convention In Session In Kansas. City This Week and Next Rev. A. E. Henry, pastor of the Methodist Church, left Tuesday on metnociisi nurcn, leu xuesaay on No. .l for Kansas City, where he will ! attend the meeting of the Intemation- al Sunday Scho1 Association, He says that this is a rare treat to the J. Bryan will be the main speaker. WELL AT SATANTA PUMPING TAR SAND Mrs. W. A. Custer, of Satanta was in the office the first of the week tell- ng us about a well on the old Custer Ranch, three miles southwest of Sa- tanta. Monday morning when the. pump at the well was started, it pump ed out a black slimy substance, which Mrs. Custer stated had an odor very much like cylinder oil. After a few mmutes of pumping the water began to clear up. In about two hours the pump was started again and then about a gallon an a half of the sub stance pumped' out of the well.' This was continued at intervals through a..!.' i-U. The well is about 200 feet dt feep and ja about 26 years old. Geologists who were told about the well, presumed that the well was seeping what is known as tar sand. There is nothing to be excited about, but the finding of the tar sand there is interesting, and might prove valuable information later on. Mrs. R. S. Whittenberg of Bucklin was a city shopper Tuesday. Dave Kile, Allis-Ch aimers agent at Beaver, Oklahoma, was here Monday looklng Bftr business matter and making delivery on a tractor and some implements. .