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X' THE LIBERAL- BE VOL. XVI.vNO. 3 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, JULY 6, 1922 By J. B. MILLER mOCRAT RAILROAD STRIKE TOOK ' PLACE HERE SATURDAY, Fifty Men From Mechanical Depart - stent Quit Saturday Morning. No Hint of Disorders1 At ten o'clock Saturday morning fifty men, representing 100 per cent of the mechanical department of the Rock Island Railroad of this place, laid down their tools and quit work. There was no demonstration of any kind and one who was not on the in side would have known that the strike was In progress. At the stroke of ten each man laid down his work, pick ed up his tools, went and washed up and left the premises. There was no disorder of any kind and no hint of trouble. TliA MAn Imiit. efairA atirair wtM I U.V DWVU OT1TJ Will y&K the company property, and are not an ticipating any drastic action of any kind. They say that 'ast wage cut made it impossible for them to live and they expect to stay out until there is an adjustment. There are no applications for the places vacated by the strikers at this place, and it is unlikely that the places will be filled. However should the company send other men we are of the opinion that the railroad men Would not adopt any drastic action. A great majority of the men who quit are responsible, home-owning citizens and a fine class of people and a lot of them- went into the -harvest fields to make ends meet while on the strike. . ' County attorney E. W. Davis re ceived the following message from "Governor Henry J. Allen Saturday, likewise Sheriff Nelson and Mayor Griffith; E. W. Davis, County Attorney Lib eral Kansas; I am advised that a shopcraft strike is to occur this morn ing at ten o'clock. The provisions of section seventeen, chapter twenty nine of the laws of 1920 must be enforced against picketing of any kind intimidation, abuse, or threats. The .streets leading to and surrouding "places of work must be free from strik ers or other persons whose presence may tend to embarrass or deter men desiring to work. Cooperation of all officers is required from the start Mayors attorneys and police of cities sherriffs, county attorneys and county to see that men desiring to work are .given this opportunity without moles tation, please reply. Henry J. Allen - Governor. Mr Davis immediately wired the governor as follows: Henry J. Allen, Governor Topeka, Kansas . Fifty, employees of the mechanical department walked out this a. m. No applications for the vacant jobs. No picketing, threats or demonstrations of any kind expected here. E. W. DAVIS, County Attorney. Thains run on regular schedule Sat urday and Sunday, but they have not been quite so regular the past few days. We have been told that a cou ple of engines died on the road and bad to be pulled into Liberal, but have not verified the report. The Maintenance of Way men are BtHl working, but it is thought they will eventually be called out. If this organization join the ranks of the , strikers the result is going to be more i serious, altho it seems impossible to I teems that it will not be possible to operate trains with the small forcri of, men on hand to keep the equipment in . repair. At one time we were told that there were thirteen engines in the local yards, the roud house being full ; and several standing on the tracks. I Local officials of the Rock Island , are keeping a brave front and wear- tog a smile but the canteloupe move- men now on, n iooks iiKe me smite was going to b felt more keenly than at first thought. Railroad men here are not bitter or radical. They say that the1 last wage cut is simply more than they can stand and one veteran railroader said that should they lose the strike it meant that he must do something else as he could not live on the pay the roads have offered. : . RAY KENNEDY BACK FROM TRIP TO CALIFORNIA ' Ray Kennedy has returned from a trip to California, where he went on combined business and pleasure. Ray is pretty much taken with Cali fornia as a place to live, and saysi it is hard for him to exist here since enjoying the ' delightful climate of aunny California. i PRESIDENT OF ROCK ISLAND ISSUES BULLETIN TO MEN , Agrees to Reinstate all Strikers with Full Rights of Senority, Re. turning July 10. i Paul Schenk, round house . foreman , and Wm. Taylor, car foreman, today received a message from President Gorman of the C. R. I. & P., in which it is stated that all striking mechan ics who return to work on or before the first shift Monday morning, July 10, and who are acceptable to the of fices maysdo so with the resumption of full senority. Those returning af ter that time will, rank as new em ployees, i The bulletin in full has been posted in the roundhouse where all interested persons may see It. DRILLING IN THE NORTH TEST-RIG ORDERED FOR WEST Fishing Job Completed at Seward Co. Test. Material Expected in 30 Days for Bunting After , almost a week's fishing job in the Seward County Oil & Gas Com pany test north of town, a bit whicn was broken off in the hole has been recovered and drilling resumed. Ac cording to officials of the company drilling is again progerssing nicely and it is hoped that there will be no more delays. F. R. McQuigg of the Defender Petroleum-Gas Company, whose rig was destroyed by fire last week, informed the Democrat this morning that the material had been ordered for another rig, but that it would now likely be thirty days before it .would be here. Mr. McQuigg expressed himself as be ing anxious to get to going again. H. M. McQuigg has gone to- Cali fornia for -a couple of weeks on busi ness connected with the company. There is still an undercurrent of activity in evidence and occasional rumors cause a thrill of excitement. There are some deals in the air which may or may not materialize, but should any of them go through, Lib eral may gain a place on the oil map in larger letters than some folks an ticipate. I . i ,y ' The Lions Club The Liberal Lions Club met in regular session at the Grier Monday at noon. The chairman for the day being absent, W. V. Griffith acted. ' After the reading of the minutes and roll call,' the matter of securing Lions Club hats or caps was taken up, and the matter was held over until the next regular meeting. Secretary Sal ley advised that identification cards would be issued as receipts for quar terly dues. It being the time for the annual ; election of officers, the motion was j made and seconded that the rules j be suspended and the secretary in- j structed to cast the entire vote of the j club for the ticket nominated at the nomination meeting held four weeks ago. Motion carried. The delegates to the International Convention at Hot Springs, Jo Ber-: wick and J. H. Salley. were present, and Jo Berwick gave his report to the kiuo. ana oaney win Rive ms reuorv at the next regular meeting. It was announced bv the manager - j of the Lions ball team that the Club had a game matched with the Ameri-j can Legion for July 4th. Five mem-. bers of the team announced that they would be out of the city on thatj day, so the team was patched up and j it was decided to make an attempt j to win the game. Motion to adjourn carried.. GR0Up MISS,orARY MEETING AT FORGAN, The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church of the Liberal district held group meeting at Fortran. Oklahoma, last : - Friday. The day was spent in inter-j eating discussions of the work of the society, and dinner and lunch were served by the Forgan ladies. Members were present from Gate, Knowles, Beaver, Forgan and Guy mon, Oklahoma, and Liberal, Kan sas. Those from here were: Mesdames. Theor B. Moore, C. M.1 Litrht. C. V. Rice. C. E. Ames, C, H. Mills, H. K. Dowler, J. W. Mes-;and sersmith, Lillie Morrow, Arthur Beatte, D. C. Wood, Henry Bergen and Miss Henry. - , Willi undergo an Bert. Holloway operatio at a local hospital, morning. Friday BEAVER AND HOOKER, PAPERS ROASTING LIBERAL Poking Fun at "Capital City of the Southwest" Over Its Losing It Railroad The Beaver Democrat and Hooker Advance are having a lot of fun over the plight of Liberal in the matter of getting a railroad crossing the Rock Island. The last issue of the Hooker Advance prints, a glaring head-line telling of Liberal's position.' Meanwhile Liberal sits idly on her dignity and watches another railroad enter her trade territory and makes no move to furnish this necessity to the people who want connection with the Rock Island in the country south of us. - Byers has the most of right-of-way, he has most of the grade, the track already started at both Liber al and Forgan, and he has the per mission of the State of Oklahoma and of the United States Interstate Commerce Commission to build the road. In fact, he has everything but the money, and Liberal can afford to help Byyers, because Byers can build this road cheaper than anyone else, and he can do it more quickly. To all appearances it seems that the bunch planning on building from Forgan to Hooker and on "to Colo rado are going to be able to finance and build their road. The people down that way want a road.. Beaver thev wil pav to get it. We are told wants it, and Hooker wants it and that Forgan wants the liooKer roaa built, and that the town will help in the project Right now the life of Liberal is at stake. With a railroad running on th lines as surveyed. Liberal will . . a . . J i a t.1 mnra snip irom one-miru w uuc-i.". "lv"w church and the Fire Department cross - ""c. i a.....,, as soon as trains are running. batg at the gr0unds south of the city. ' to Satanta before long. The Democrat is not saying this to j Another game wjn be played Monday ; The firm has erected a neat office help Byers build the road it is ; -venin-, . o,dock between the Fire and will have first-class office equtp result of the best investigation j Department and the railroad team. ! ent and everything is favorable for could make. While we have more . g promlg to be successful business in the growing faith in Mr. Byers than a lot of peo - pie, we do not., owe mm more than the courtesy aue a .i who seeks to help the town, but if we despised him we could not neip but boost his proposition for the sake of Liberal's future, We have always believed in Liberal and we do yet. We have' always said that the town in this section which cot the first cross-railroad would tti hip town, and folks, we j 8t;u believe it, despite the fact that jt looks like Hooker would be that town we cannot think for a moment that the live wires here will see this .1 i 1 : Tl iLH,,! ai ofrniit otner roaa oum whuuui 4 linilH a imtrff finp The territory south of here would be better served with the Byers road 1 . , than any other. Oklahoma people had rather see it come to Liberal, but I thev" expect Liberal to do something 0 get it. , jt js going to take action and quick acti0n to stay in this game, and It is going to cost some money. With the n.j from Forean to Hooker a real- ity, half the business buildings in Lib eral will be vacant in a year's time, and Liberal's cherished ambition in be the big towwn of the Southwest wiu be challenged. fry., T.iheral Chamber of Commerce has never takcn sides m the railroad i,u uuiw a - ..line dib- Biutt cuiiuuuie.i uy mo vuiia v:jiea to aeam wiin me reauim ui ww proposition because the memDe"njP i -aie, and intimated that it went better nroa rliVirlACl. RJIO. mere DiiK-ii. - A--oniraHnn formed to back BUU.Q V ft " ' " th!g r,rODosition. no is the man or men who will e 4j, iead, call a meeting, get the .entiment of the people of Liberal an(j gee this deal through. Surely ere are a dozen live boosters who wijj tajj the responsibility of should- ering the task. We want to hear from them and right away. ' L,ON- TAKE fireMAN INTO THEIR tA-r The first.game of the city league base ball schedule was played last .;- fcfitweeh the Lions i'liua; '"'"B and the -j Fjremen. The game was to full of errors and hits to be very interesting, however, the game was comnarativelv close. At the end of iavpm inninm the game stood 12 to 9 in favor of the Lions. This being the first game of the season, there was not a very large crowd out. ; A. A. Farmer and daughters, Susie Mary, fete farmer ana mmiiy, ' and Wm. Farmer spent the Fourth at Hugoton, S. Little of Beaver died June 80th at a local hospital at the age of 82 yean. Interment was made In the Beaver cemetery. AMERICAN LEGION CAPTURES LIONS Best Game of Season Tuesday Wit nessed by Large Crowd. Score I Was 2 to 5. The second game of the city league schedule was played Tuesday between the American Legion crack team and the Lions Club. The game was inter esting from beginning to. end and but for one inning, the fifth, would have .looked very much like professional ball. George New made the first run for the lions in the first inning on a combination of errors and a short pop up. The Legion made their first run in the third when Tobias got life on ft scratch hit. Malone made second on a drive over second scoring Tobias. The fifth was the fatal inning for the Lions. Tobias hit for two bases. Malone walked and stole second. To bias and Malone scoerd on a short fly to left by Tucker, who made second on an error. Jordon got a scratch hit and stole second, and then scored on more run In the sixth which wound up the scoring for both teams. Joe Berwick did the mound work for the Lions and Hamp Jordon twirl ed them across for the Legion. Both of the pitchers were in tight places several times, but both pitched good ball and came out in good shape. A few more such games as this one will attract more interest to the city ball cnmps. There was a laree crowa OUl. , . . j Xuesday and all enjoyed the game, and as soon as the Smith Athletic Field is put in shape the games will be more interesting and the league put on a more sound financial footing. Tha nvt anme of the schedule will he-Prirlav nicht when the Methodist . ' . , crowd hould be out to see them, Standing of the Teams j Teams Legion Won Lost Pet. 1 0 1000 1 1 BOO 0 1 000 Lions Fire Dept. MRS. FRISBY WON FORD IN EVANS SALE CONTEST Ester Shorb a Close Second Alice Murray Third by a Small Margin With The auto contest in connection with n i i. i . i i... ..l -,. .,,, SofllrHav' ! lUUli V"""l'" " - " " " night at 10 o'clbck. There was quite;""'" "V"00, "m w iu,,u a bit of rivalry among the leading i in- Dinner was served candidates and all were more or less ' f nd the, ftfternoon was spent in wad . . t ii.- x. t 4a- 4 and swimming. The men folks so they could determine Who had the car. When the votes were counted it was shown that Mrs. T. N. Frisby living seven miles south of town had the most votes and took the new Ford touring car. Ester Shorb was a very close second and Alice Murray was not far behind Miss Shorb. E. A. Evans of the firm said to a Democrat reported that he was"tick death of than he expected it would, The sale was conducted by Wm. Wiltrout, an experienced sales mana ger, and we can say for him that he is a real gentleman, strictly business, and that he knows the sales game from start to finish. Our dealings with him during the sale were -very pleasant and we are glad to know that the firm for whom he conducted the sale is pleased. The Democrat congratulates Mrs. Frisby on her success and wishes her all pleasure m the use of her car. ODDFELLOWS INSTALL ' NEW OFFICERS Installation of officers of the I. O. O. F. lodge far the ensuing term was held at the regular meeting Tuesday evening, July 4th. The following were installed: J. W.'Freeman, Sitting Past Grand: C. J. Borden, Noble Grand; E, J. Longwell, Vive Grand; H. K. Mosh er, Chaplain, Frank Ong, right sup porter to Noble Grand, Roy See, Left Supporter to Noble Grand; Ray Sum mers, Right Supporter to (Vice Grand; Roy Wilcox, Left Supporter to Vive J Grand; ' T. H. Print., warden, and Frank Gray Outside Guardian. . Mr. H. K. Mosher was recommended for district, deputy Grand Master for the ensuing terra. V RED CROSS NURSE WILL COME TO LIBERAL SOON Mia Eva M. Bourn of Denver, Will Look After Health of This Com munity In Future After many months search the Seward County Chapter, American Red Cross, has secured the services of a Red Cross nurse in the person of Miss Eva M. Bourne of Denver, Colorado. Miss Bourne will arrive between the 15th of July and the first of August to enter upon her duties with the local chapter. Miss Bourne comes with the high est recommendation of the Red Cross and will no doubt find a field ripe in possibilities for endeavor. GRIFFITH & BAUGHMAN j OPEN OFFICE AT SAT ANT A Popular Liberal Realty Firm Branching Out H. M. Goat In N Charge of New Office It The real estate, loan and insurance firm of Griffith & Baughman have opened a branch office at Satanta, Kansas, with H. M. Goss in charge, and they are now ready for business in that town. Griffith & Baughman is one of the real land firms of this section of the state, and besides their land business, they do a large volume of business in insurance, loans, city property, and i iij. i i r r 1 1 nuiiaing ana man. inr. uoss nas ueon a valued member of the local firm for several years and the change is in the ; nature of a promotion for him. He has proven himself a good, capable J business man and a tow nbooster, and will have no small part in' the des- tinies of the town wheTe he iB to make I t.: 1 TT ...ill waa..a Itia lomllv country about Satanta, The Democrat can unhesitatingly recommend the firm and Mr. Goss to anyone having business in their line. Both stand high in business circles of this section and are worthy of all confidence. , i ; " i ..I ' The Rotary Club Fifteen Rotarians cars decorated with flags departed from the Court House at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. The line of cars drove down Kansas Avenue, and all the children of the party were blowing small horns. The Club drove to Sharps Creek , . .... . and upon arriving there bum a small I J . a. 4 1. 4. t a ...I played horse shoes and they soon de cided that it was too tame, so they tried throwing one another in the creek. Rev. Walker and Chas. Leete were victims of this sport.. There' was a plentiful suuply of fireworks, Ice Cream, lemonade, and red soda pop. The Club started home about five o'clock, declaring that this was truly a Glorious Fourth. About 62 child ren were the guests of the club. SPRADLING IS PUTTING ON BIG CLOTHING SALE Haa Large Ad Thia Week Telling of the Prices on Men's j it always. Clothing, etc. ( -T0CK ,SSUE -OR NEW You can't possibly' miss the big; RAILROAD AUTHORIZED ad this week of the Palace Clothing i ...., ., ." store, which is giving a discount sale;11" I1?U"ko t on clothing and men's furnishings. l ,"ue M.llion and a Half Mr. Spradling says he bought tooj Dollars of Stock many suits and didn't sell enough, xhe Hutchinson News says: so he is cutting the prices .to make The ega department of the Kan- some of them move. Look up the big ! ... & Oklahoma railroad In Washing ad and read the prices and take ad, vantage -of the bargains. PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES Morning worship at 11:00 o'clock, the pastor willpreach on the subject: Christ's Cure for Care.'; Sunday School at 9:45.. Don't fail to keep up the record attendance in your class. Senior Endeavor at 7:30 p. m. The topic: "Slavery or Freedom". Junior Endeavor at 7:80, with Mrs. Earl Dawson In charge. . ' ' At the ' evening service . beautiful colored allies will be shown on "Crea tion." These slides impress God's truth on the children's mfcids. Come and bring them, Lorene Spradling will visit for the next two weeks at Hutchinson. - LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS ENJOY FOUR-DAY CAMPING TRIP Thirty-Six ' Girls Camped, Fished, Played, and Explored Country Around Bearer Gun Club Thirty-six Girl Scouts, sunburned, happy, enthusiastic, and reluctant to leave camp-life, returned to their home here Friday evening, full of glowing accounts of those four, near ly five, days at the Beaver Gun Club. After pitching camp and settling little differences about camp loca tions, the girls started for the river, determined to learn to swim. After going three or four miles out of the way "the ole swimmin' 'hole" was found, tested, and pronounced great. That evening the girls lined up for a cold lunch. That lunch sure "hit the spot", and was the first of - week'i succession of good, square' meals. Retreat was sounded and the girls saluted as the flag was lowered. Then the hills were cov ered with groups of girls on explor ing trips, and later some thrilling ex periences were toM at campfire. At taps everything quieted down for a minute or two, then white-clad fig ures crept and darted from tent to tent, avoiding the rays of the guards' flashlights. V, ' To recount each days' adventures nnd events would turn this paper into a regular scout camp edition, so wa will merely point out some of the main events. The camp was situated in an ex ceptionally suitable place for explo- rations as there are many hills and j trees behind the camp house. The sand hills were especially inviting. i Black currants furnished "in-between times-eating" for those who wished 41ia. TIia ..iliafli.1 a mliiin waa niw f them. The schedule which was print ed last week was followed very closely though it sounds so cut and dried with the fun that we had in carrying it out. Swimming whs one of the big features, and the sun burned necks did not matter at all to those who learned to swim, and most of the girls are included In that list that did learn. Between retreat and camp fire there were some real base ball games staged, with spectators, players, and umpire all excited. Thursday morn lng there was a track meet with candy prizes for the winners in the various events. "A Every night, except Monday, there was a little shower Just enough to cool things off. Tuesday evening the officers executed a much apprecia ted surprise. There was a, plate of taffy to pull and eat for each two girls. Then at our last camp fire, Thursday, we toaqted marshmallows. The officers and chaperones were good sports and they, Miss Scandrett, Miss Winters, Miss Henry, and Mr. and Mrs. Eli . Walker, will alway be happily remembered by us. Wednesday some of the party caught about thirty fish, so we had fish for supper that evening. At camp nre that evening each patrol gave stunt and all enjoyed this fun. Every minute was full and there were no serious accidents, though the adhesive tape was in use con stantly. So, the time was up and the can came all too soon; but those ice cream cones they brought us) to bring us home. But we want the business men who made the trip pos- : sible to know that we'll remember ton, D. C, has notified the general office of the company in the Hoke building, Hutchinson, that the inter state commerce commission has granted authority to the company to issue $1,000,000 stock of that' com pany. O. P. Byers is the head of that company. ; A line is now being constructed southeast from Liberal to Forgan, Oklahoma, and west from Liberal to the Kansas-Colorado state line on the way to Springfield, Colorado, and Trinidad. .'r . Mr. Byers stated today that this 1 would enable the road to handle its corporate matters: in much better shape and would aid in the plan to push this road on to the west Judge Taylor of Perryton, was in the city Wednesday on business.