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THE :LIBERAL BE v6l.xvi. NO. .14 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 21, 1922 By J. B. MILLER WORK MOVING NICELY ' ON NEW HIGH SCHOOL Concrete Work on First Floor Prca. tically Complete Will Start Laying Brick First of Week. ; , Superintendents at the new high school building say that approximate ly one-half of the rough construction work is finished and that the people of Liberal will be surprised at the . liwriri v Va wnrlrAifl will molra nn fh ! DUV v- w v bunding in the next few weeks. : The concrete for the first floor will all be poured by the last of this week and Mr. Fargo has a telegram - stating that the bricklayers will be here Monday to go to work. There , has been very little delay on ac . count of arrival of material and the '; work has been moving right along since the first day of actual work on the structure. The superinten dent says that he will, barring unex pected delays, have the roof on the building by Christmas and ready to start on the inside work. " - To those who have not been con vinced of the massiveness of Liber al's new high school building, it might be interesting for them to know that there has already been 75 cars of material received that will be used in the structure. , There are 42 men at work on the . project and Mr. Fargo says that they ' are all home men, and seem satisfied with their work and that -there has , been no trouble whatever in getting help. . M. R. Stauffer, architectural superintendent, says that he is well pleased with the progress being made and that the corner stone will likely be laid about the 9th of October. ' CLASSES MEET TO ELECT OFFICERS AND SPONSORS Officer! for Coming Year Elected New System of Electing Spon sors Being Tried Out. Class meetings were held Friday, September 8, to elect officers and choose sponsors. The names of the sponsors this year were drawn. .The results of the election were: .. -i , Senior Class ........ President Henry Scandrett Vice President Mary Pile "Treasurer Paul Johnson Sponsors Miss Smiley, Miss Milstead and Miss Dddd. Junior Clait President .......Glen Brown Vice Prseident Jack Miller Treasurer Loree Pate Sponsors Miss Willitt, Mfss Lloyd and Miss Dreshem. Sophomore Class President Robert Larrabee Vice President John Irwin Treasurer ....Adeline Cordum Sponsors Miss Reed ' Miss Sheppard and Prof. Doller Freshmen Class President Billy Nichols Vice President ...Margaret Scott Treasurer Hope Ravenscroft Sponsors Miss Anthony, Miss Stitt and Prof. Meyer. " Llberalite HIGH SCHOOL BAND IS NOW ORGANIZED Other Lines of Music Progressing Satisfactorily and Much Is " Hoped for in This Line. . A feature at Liberal high school this year will be a peppy band, comprising nine pieces, which was organized Tuesday evening. The. .' - - first Dractice was held at that time. 1 Judging from the response the or ganization promises to be a great one..' It is hoped that others will ennst with tne present memoers, w, ? "I T v ' . Helen B,es " SaxaPhon!, Lester El lsaesser - Cornet ( v Alton Cole . Cornet , Forest .Wyman Cornet , Lawrence Smith , . Cornet ( Chester Willey Trombone Lloyd Snyder .... Trombone . A mend Barbour ........ Baritone; viciur viiiiiiian..oiiure mum, ; UIKISUIA I ANOTHER FIRE The fire department was called out Monday morning, when a trash can in the alley back of Gorman's store, blew over on the back step of the store.! . The fire was soon extinguish- ed and there was no 'damage done, with the exception of charring the.and to heto in distribution of liters. back door and' the step to the door.ture in support of same. . Mr. and Mrs. Bob .. Smith .were Dr- Huddleston presented a matter' over from Hugoton Tuesday shop- 'chlld ? ?S"7Z ll . . .-'.. , i endorsement of the club and he was ping. . .. i- 'l-'lrfartftrf.-fai represent the Lions club ' Mrs. J. W, Bowker of Plains, who in assisting other physicians of. the was seriously - burned three weeks' cjty in promoting the movement ".' go b rapidly improving at a local i. - Cub H. Hobble will be chairman hospital. .'next week. . REBEKAH ANNIVERSARY .( The anniversary of the Rebekah's which was the 20th, was celebrated Monday night after the regular meet ing of the Lodge. After the meet ing the doors were thrown open to the Odd Fellows and their friends and families and a general good so cial time and very, interesting pro gram of musical selections and read- lngg were enjoyed by the large num. ber uresenc. An interesting feature of the pro gram was ' the milliner shop which was present The men who were fur nished with needle and thread and hammer, and tacks, trimmed hats which the ladies bought The first prize wag for the best trimmed hat that had been trimmed in the short est length of time, which was won by Bill Onions. The second prize was given to Mr. Stevens for the most becoming hat, and the third to J. W. Freeman for the most ridiculously trimmed hat. After the program refreshments of sandwiches and coffee were served. ANOTHER OIL TEST TO BE STARTED HERE SOON Strong Company Said to Be Planning to Drill South of Liberal at Early Date. , The Deihocrat has been able to 1 learn very little concerning a new oil company, which rumor says is plan ning on starting operations in the Liberal field at an early date. We have it on good authority that a large block of acreage has been placed at the disposal of the firm and that one or more wells will be drilled. The date of starting opera tions has not been given out, but we are told that the date is not far in the future. The firm is financially strong and able to meet the requirements of their contract and it is said they al ready have production In other fields. , . It is possible that we may secure the desired information for our next issue. -v TUCKER ELECTRIC CO. " BROADCASTING GRANDI SHOWS The Tucker Electric Co. is broad casting the Grandi Brothers shows each eyening. The music furnished by the orchestra and the special se lections are especially good. Mr. Tucker had word from M. F. Pryne of Hugoton today, that they are hearing the plays and the music and that they are enjoying them very much. He has also had word from '"er parts of the state that theyj are getting the plays. Mrs. H. V. Tucker Sr. returned Saturday night from Los Angeles, Cal., where she has been for the past several months. - I e Mr. and Mrs. W; H. Jones left Sunday for Hutchinson where they are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Lewis, and attending the fair. Bill Hunter went to Hutchinson Wednesday and is attending the fair there this week. The Lions Club Cub Gaskill acted as chairman at the regular meeting of the Lions' Club Monday at the Grier. After roil can me several tuimiuncD . roll call the several committee re ports were made. The most inter esting of these reports was that of , Cub Donnelly of the City Park board. He reported that Liberal was to have municipa, gwlmming pool 8nd that; efinite p'ans were bein ,aid at: this time, and that work would be. m M&r f uture Cub Cooper frQm the Chamber f Commerce rep0rted that the fall cele- bratjon would) not be held in 0cto-i bw gs had been plannedi but it would e)mbined the American Le- observance of Armistice frf 0B November 11 r..L TTL1.1 4J tK rvl.n- were well under way for a celebra tion and observance of Rock Island Day and that Cub Robb had wired the Chicago office for a speaker for the day. The chairman presented the matter of the state readjusted compensation 'bill and the Liberal pass resolutions supporting the bill I ABE STOUFFER APPOINTED ACTING POSTMASTER Postmaster E. S. Irwin Will Retire from Office September 30th. . E. S. Irwin, postmaster here for the past eight and one-half years, has received notice that Abe K. Stoufer has been appointed acting postmas ter, and to surrender the office to him. .Mr. Stoufer will take charge October 1st. Mr. Irwin was appointed postmas ter in April 1914 when Liberal was a much smaller town than today. The business of the office has more than doubled and city delivery has been inaugurated since this time. In fact the Liberal postoffice is a gigantic business institution, employing f if- teen people besides the postmaster, and serving a wide scope of country. Three rural routes cover approx - I 4-,.l IDA M;iaa A..ti flatf tvhila tllA imai.cijr xov nines three star routes running to Perry- ton, Texas, Beaver, Oklahoma and Hugoton, Kansas, supply fifteen or - fices and also serve the farmers over ing trouble with their drainage sys a territory of 160 miles daily. tern and the Liberal park board ad- When Mr. Irwin stps out of the vises that they will profi, by several office, one of the most competent ( mistakes made by the Garden City and obliging officials who has ever j people, in building the Liberal pool, held the place will have quit Ed The financial part of the project has made the work of the office a study and has made every endeavor to give real service. All his time and energy has been devoted to this task and he has succeeded admir- ably. However he feels somewhat relieved that the strenuous life is over and retires with the satisfaction of knowing that he gave to the, pub- lie everything possible. Immediately upon relinquishing the office Mr. Irwin will take up the work of assistant cashier of the People's State Bank to which he was elected several months ago, and with his wide acquaintance gained thru many years' contact with the people of this and adjoining counties, will no Vloubt foe able to add to the busi- ness and prestige of that institu- tion. ' His many friends will wish him well in his new position. ! had Several years of experience on Stoufer,. hia successor . In the the gridiron, is elated over the pros postoffice, is not a new hand en- pects and is doing some effective tirely. He served in that capacity work with the two teams. The first in the early days and has an idea of string men have not been selected what is required, which will be val- ( yet but this will be-done in the next uable to him in handling the work. He has served several terms as coun ty clerk in a highly satisfactory man tier. Abe is used' to meeting the public and accepting all kinds of "kicks" and the work of postmaster will not be a great deal different from what he is used to. He should be able to get away with the work to the satisfaction of all. FALL CELEBRATION AND ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM "" " " ! November 17 Bucklin, here. It was voted at a banquet of the November 24 Open. Chamber of Commerce last week that November 30 Open. Liberal have a Fall Celebration and j Every citjzen o the t'own can help the matter was referred to a com- j the coach and the boys to put over mittee. At a meeting of the com- g winnin? team, by words of en mittee Bnd the consideration of the couragement and a little interest different phases and the fact that shown in their progress. Let's all the Legion men are going to put on gct behind Liberai High this year and their Annual Armistice Celebration gupport her athletics to the last which is estimated, will be at a cost jitch. of at least one thousand dollars, and Come out to the opening game and the two celebrations would be less gtart the boyg off right with gome than one month apart, it was decided manife8t pride and morai support. tn mprtrp the two into one. to be held I - November 11. The laying of the rn,ncr Bfnno fnr tVm new hicrh school building will probably be held Octo-! her l.r nrovidin the material is 'here and not delaved bv the conditions of the railway service. TOOK BIOLOGY TRIP Miss Kinnie SJtitt, Instructor in the biology department of the high school, took the biology students to j meeting most of the members an Arkalon Monday morning where they swered to the roll call with an inter gathered specimens for that depart- j esting news item of what the differ ment. . . ! ent auxiliaries over the state are do . ing. MRS. DOLLIE WILLIS - I Mrs. Earl Rodgers was a guest of the meeting. Mrs. Dollie Willis, aged 36 years, The ladies will meet next Thurs wife of Henry Willis, living west of day afternoon at the club rooms and Liberal, died at a local hospital Mon- pack the fifty dozen cookies. At the day, after several months' illness. She close of the evening Mrs. R. N. Cun leaves a husband, two daughters and ningham and Mrs. Chas. Woods serv two sons, together with host of ed . delicious refreshments of frozen friends who mourn her loss. fruit salad with whipped cream and Mrs. Willis was member of the cake and coffee.. Fifteen members Friends church and a devout Christ- were present. ' ian woman, a faithful mother and a devoted companion. The funeral Mrs. Chas. Sealy who recently went services were ; held at the Betnei Friends church of which she was member, conducted by Rev. M. F. Swafford, assisted by Klma .AiDero- son. The body was laid to rest In the Bethel Church cemetery to await her Master's call. I LIBERAL TO HAVE CITY SWIMMING POOL Park Board Assures Democrat Re- porter That They Are Making , Arrangements for Location. Although nothing definite has been decided upon in regard to the mu nicipal swimming pool for Liberal, the park board has made the state ment that they have decided to build one and that they are making arrangements for the ground, and working out their drainage and sani tary problems. The size of the pool has not been I announced authoritatively as yet, but Mr. Donnelley, chairman of the ; board, says that they will build a j larger one than had at first been planned, which was 75x200 feet Members of the board visited the Garden City pool Sunday and found ; that although it is 27gx345 feet, . I .1.1 i .'i , i. j me vny uiiiuiBia cimm wiai lb IB iiui, , large enough and that if they were doing the job again they would build , it much larger. They are also hav- has been pretty thoroughly ironed J . 0ut and Liberal people and citizens 0f the community who will enjoy the u8e of the pool, can look forward to the completion of the improvement jn a few weeks. GOOD PROSPECTS FOR FAST FOOTBALL TEAM Coach Strickler Has Bunch of Hus kies Out Each Evening Trying for Place on Team. 'Football fans will not be disap- pointed with the high school team this year, if the boys who have been on the grid each evening since the initial workout, continue to improve a they have been doing the first two weeks of practice, i Coach Strickler who is serving his fln year ag coach here, but who has ; week and they will have a game with Hugoton the latter part of next week. The schedule for the season is not full yet, but will perhaps be com- pete by the last of this week. September 29 Hugoton, here. October 6 Plains, here. October 13 Open. October 20 Open. October 27 Dodge City, here. November 3 Greensburg, there. November 11 Garden City, here. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY i ' The American Legion Auxiliary , met ,ast Thursday evening in the Chamber of Commerce rooms forf their regular meeting. Arrangements were made for send- ing the next fifty dozen cookies, j which will be sent from here the 28th, to the hospitals to replenish the j cookie jars. At the opening of th to ,ls Angeies, vaiuornm, w. sne ana tne nuie aaugnier wui .peuu f the winter, writes back to relatives f tnat sne is mucn wneu wivu country. She also sent some choice ; roses that were grown there." Mr. Sealy expects to join Mrs. Sealy lat-;, er. . BACK FROM TEXAS The Democrat man, accompanied by his mother and sister, Miss Francis Miller, of Bucklin, returned Tuesday afternoon from a trip to Canadian, Txeas, where they visited their daugh ter and sister, Mrs. L. P. Loomis and family. Mr. Loomis is editor of the Cana dian Record, one of the better class papers of the Panhandle. He has just completed a new building for his paper and installed a new newspaper press, giving him the best plant and building in that part of the state, and the people of Canadian are proud of their paper and its home. We found some splendid roads and some not so good, and as a whole the trip was a very pleasant one. ! A. A. Farmer and 0. T. Wood , have returned from a trip to . the ! Wood ranch south of Coldwatdr. They went by way of Wichita. Al says the crops south of Coliiwater were fine. SALVATION ARMY MEETING FRIDAY NIGHT Musical Program Arranged and Speakers of Note Will Give Ad dresses of the Evening. The annual meeting of the Seward County Salvation Army Advisory Board will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock, to which the public is cordially invited. Special music has been arranged and addresses wlil be given by Edith Dennis, Commandant of the rescue work in Kansas, and in supervision of the Child's Welfare Home at Wichita, and a short ad dress will be given by Mrs. Isabel Brown of Wichita. These addresses will both be good and something that Liberal and Seward county people have never heard before and will be an awak ening to many. The program as arranged is as fol lows: Chairman Rev. A. E. Henry. Secretary W. B. King. Song leader C. V. Rice. Announcement of the purpose of the . meeting A. K.' .Henry.-. .: y Song: Savior Like a Shepherd ,. Lead Us Congregation Song: Let the Lower Lights he Burning.... Congregation (standing) Prayer Rev. Pennington Song: A Little Human Kind ness Quartette Address Isabel ' Brown Address .....Edith Dennis Subscriptions, under direction of W. B. King Closing Song: He Leadeth Me.... ' Congregation Chimes Benediction Rev. Sams DIAMONDS STOLEN FROM BILTCEN HOME WEST OF TOWN J. L. Biltgen is the loser of two diamonds this week whose value is estimated at $3,000. Mr. Biltgen had a man employed on his farm by the name of Chas. Hargis. The lat ter part of the week he expressed a desire to quit work and go back to his home in Arkansas. Mr. Bilt gen, thinking it might be a wise thing to look around and see that there was nothing missing, went to his room and opened his jewel box toand that his diamond stud and ring were missing. On opening a bureau drawer where he kept three guns he found that one of them was missing. He said nothing about his discovery until the next day, but when he and the young man came to town he had an officer search Har gis and the gun was found on him. He denies having taken the jewels, and no trace of them has been found. Young Hargis is now in the county jail awaiting trial. ALLEGED BOOTLEGGER IN TOILS OF THE LAW 8am E. Young was taken into cus. tody by Rock Island Special Officers last night, charged with selling li quor. It seems that Young and one or more railroad men were known to be behind closed doors. Suspecting something was wrong officers broke down the doors and it is said caught Young with a bottle of whiskey in his hand. He is being treid this af ternoon before Judge Gaskill. ' p R McQuigg has returned from a businegg tri pto Wichita. He says they ' baye no(. recelved any 0r8 material j for their well here, but still has hopes of Jt arriving mogt any time. Van Tanner of Tyrone was trans- ( acting business here Friday JUDGE VANCE DENIES RESTRAINING ORDER Smooth Sailing for the K. & O. la Stevens County Expect ' to Reach Woods by Oct. 1st. President O. P. Byers of the Kan sas & Oklahoma Railroad Co., waa here on business a few hours this morning. Mr. Byers is feeling more opti mistic than at any time since the work of building the road was start ed, and says that barring unforeseen legal hindrances the road will be constructed to the townsite of Woods in Stevens county by October 1. Grading is completed to the town site and the ties are at Archer. The rails have been purchased and if nothing transpires from a legal standpoint, it will be easy to build the road to Woods by the time stated. Judge Vance was asked for an or. der restraining the issuance of bonds in Stevens county, but denied the or der at the session of the District Court Wednesday. All that remains for the opponents of the road in Stevens county is to take an appeal to the Supreme court. To do this we are told it will be necessary to put up a bond to indemnify the rail road company against loss occasion ed by the delay and it is unlikely that this will be done. It begins to look as if the Kansas & Oklahoma was going to have smooth sailing to the Colorado line northwest and if the same condition can bo brought about to the south east the road will be built to For gan in the near future. We would like to see all Liberal get back of the proposition and help to get this road. LEAGUE LEADERS DROP TWO THIS WEEK Three Teams Now Tied for First Honors in Liberal City Beta ball League. The Firemen and Lions both were successful in winning games from the Liberal Legion team this week. The Firemen-Legion game Friday night resulted in a victory for the Firemen to. the tune of 10 to 8. It is report ed that the Firemen knocked seven home runs off the Legion pitcher in one Inning. Everyone who saw the game said that had it not been for this one inning it would have been the best game of the seasons The Lions took the Legionnaires into their cage Monday night and made them like it by a 7 to 6 score, and this was really a good game. There are only a few more games in the schedule and now that the three teams Legion, Lions and Firemen are tied for first place, there will be some hard fought games next month. The games this week will be the Christian church vs. the Methodist church tomorrow night, and the Le gion vs. the Firemen Monday night The games start at 5:30 and if yon like a good interesting ball game, you should not fail to see these two games. a KANSANS IN PICNIC IN CALIFORNIA Communication was recently re ceived from John W. Baughman in California, stating that they had recently attended the Kansas picnic in Los Angeles and he gives the names and addresses of several who are well known in Liberal, who are as follows: Dr. Gordon Higginbotham and wife of 1163 Lock Avenue, Los Angeles. F. V. Cassen and wife, Pomona. Rober Hall and wife, 4011 West Eighth, Los Angeles. Jac. Bolieii, 4227 Howad, Los An geles. Esther Smith, 1269 N. Michigan, Pasadena. J. P. O'Dell, 1266 W. 50th St, Los Angeles. M. Feinberg, E. Ocean, Long Beach. He says the only former residents of Liberal who were absent were Charles Finley and family, who are now visiting in Liberal, and Leslie Longnecker and Al Blake, who seem ed to have forgotten about the pic nic. i. t Mr. Baughman says he also met many other acquaintances from Meade and other places of Southwest ' Kansas, as Kansas is at all times rep resented in California. . . - "" Drillers at the north test are still fishing according . to , street gossip. There is a strong rumor afloat that . they have drilled some and enepan tered a showing of both gas and el, but this id nof verified. "" '