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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOL. XVI. NO. 15 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS. SEPTEMBER 28, 1922 By J. B. MILLEK PTF1 FO01 BALL GAME FRIDAY NEXT SUNDAY IS RALLY DAY HERE The Sunday School of the City Are Uniting in Effort to Greatly In crease Attendance October 1. Hundreds have asked what the lit tle red triangular tags were for that so many people have been wearing this week. That is just what they are for to get people "to ask ques tions. Next Sunday Is Rally Day in the Sunday Schools of the city and those who are,wearing those red tags are boosting for a larger Sunday School attendance. The last of the week everyone will be asked to wear a tag with this in scription: "Everybody in some Sun day School October 1." None Is too old or too young to attend Sunday School. There are Cradle Roll de- uartments in all of the churches of the city and if you are too old and feeble to walk, call the pastor or Sun day School superintendent of the church of your choice, and a way will be provided for you. Special programs have been ar ranged at all of the Sunday Schools and a very interesting time is assur ed. Bj all means, attend some Sun day School next Sunday, October 1. DERBY OIL COMPANY IN BUSINESS HERE Hat Taken Over People't Oil & Sup ply Company Station on South Kantat. The Derby Oil Company has tak en over the People's Oil & Supply Company Station on South Kansas avenue, and is open for business. E. A. Hawthorn, station manager, . of Wichita, is in charge of the busi ness, assisted by C. E. Bliss, of 'the Hutchinson station. N. E. Hagle, who . was with- the People's Oil & Supply Cmoapny, is also associated with the company here. Mr. Hawthorn is very, optimistic ov the new location here, and says that he is of the opinion that once the public becomes aware of the fact that they are open for business they will receive a good patronage. . The new firm starts off right with a generous ad in the paper that reaches the people. Look it' up and pay them a visit OLD TIME NEWSPAPER MAN VISITS LIBERAL THIS WEEK j Mack Cretcher, formerly editor of the Sedgwick Pantagraph, but for the past several years connected with the government service in the Philippines, . was a Liberal visitor Wednesday'. Mr. Cretcher was here for the pur pose of shooting some prairie chick ens, and was looking for Roll Ingham, whom he knew in days gone by. Mr. Cretcher does not have the ap pearance of the average country newspaper man for he stands six feet and is proportionately broad. He is a stalwart Democrat of the old 4 school and is feeling very optimistic over the political outlook, ' Ed Gardner of Beaver, Oklahoma, was in Liberal Tuesday visiting friends and attending to business in terests. Mr. Gardner has just re turned from Alamagordo, New Mex-? : ico, where he has been with Mrs. Gardner who is in very poor, health at that place. ' James G. Sheppard and family of Fort Scott were in the city Tuesday and Wednesday visiting with Miss Sheppard who. is teaching in the Do mestic Science department in High School. ' Miss Naomi Eis arrived Saturday from Scott's Bluffs, Nebraska. She is a cousin of Mrs. Leona Botts and will make her home with her and at tend school. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mosley of Guy on were in Liberal Tuesday visiting friends and attending to business in terests. ; Phone your orders for Flowers to the Liberal Flower Shop. Flowers for an occasions. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunlap of Beaver, were visiting and shopping here the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Gross of Gar den City were visiting here Tuesday aad attending to business interests. Mear, "I'm a Cake Eatin' Man," Wae solo, Craig's Hall, Oct. 4th. FOOTBALL The first football game of the sea- son will be played here tomorrow (Friday) afternoon on Smith field. I to Clean Up Premise at a The Democrat would enjoy seeing a I Protection. record crowd at this game for sev- eral reasons. We have a new coach 1 In another column of this paper, this season and this is the first game ou wiu notice the Mayor's proclama under his direction; we have several' t,on proclaiming the week of October new men on the team. Both the coach and the boys will appreciate your presence, your, financial support and your rooting. We have reached the place where school athletics are more than school proposition; at this time the town, is involved. A good, well sup ported team speaks well for a town, while a poor, half supported team is a detriment By this we do not mean a losing team is a detriment. Football teams are made, and while new men are be ihg taught the game it is necessary. to lose, but in the end these men will come to the point where they have sufficiently mastered the game to give us a winning team, and while a winning team is a delight and some thing of which to be proud, we can never have a bunch of winners if we are poor losers ourselves. Prof. Strickland is very hopeful of his bunch this season. While the team is practically new, they are de velonine some neD. and he exDects them to round into form early in the ; house examined before you build the season. ' w'nter fires. Many fires are occas- If we have a good, fighting team, ! ioned bv the mortar falling from be a bunch that will do its best in every j tween the bricks f a flue and ignit- game, they should be supported re - gardless of whether they win or lose and indications are that this is what we are going to have. .The business men,, professional men, in fact every man in the city should be on hand and give the fel lows the best boost they ever had Let's all get back of the team this season and help them to become win ners. And start Friday afternoon. . JUDGE VANCE DENIES RESTRAINING ORDER Those Who Sought to Stop Bond It - tue Lost Out in Case in the District Court. An application for an order re - straininir the townshiD board of Cen - ter Township in Stevens county, from issuing the bonds voted the Kansas & Oklahoma railroad, was refused by Judge C. Ei Vance at the last ses- sion of the District Court held at Hu- goton the first of the week. Our information is that Judge Vance held that there was not suffi- organization has grown, during the cient ground for the issuance of the past few years and they do a great restraining order and he declined to deal of work at each annual conven issue the same. tion exchanging ideas of how to pre- We understand that an appeal will vent fire losses and how best to han- be taken to the Supreme Court, but railroad officials do not take this to mean a great deal. Everything in connection with the calling and and holding of the election was watched closely that no cause for legal ac tion might maintain, and it is more than likely that the Supreme Court will promptly set down on the appli cation just as Judge Vance did. The railroad" opponents in StSVeHB county are dying hard, but the great majority of the people of both the sity and country are .for the road and aside from a few individuals who keep trying to tie up the proposition, sentiment is strong for the Kansas & Oklahoma. It is likely that an early hearing will be had in the Supreme Court and ! that active construction will begin in a very short time. Mr. Byers has the men and material and will rush work as soon as the matter is cleaned up. It is unfortunate that a few indi- iduals can hold uo a nrooofwt.ini d-- vrcd by the great majority of peo- pie and handicap an improvement ' ln every wav you can' ana rememDerl and trap player at Craig's Hall, Oc which will mean so much the Kan-; that Practically donated . tobef 4th sas Sc Oklahoma railroad will to Stev ens county. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mitchell and children and Mrs. Violet Campbell and children spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Mitchell's brother M. H. Mitchell. Mr. . Mitchell says they caup-ht lots of f'sh and also enioyed ft big watermelon feed. Ed Smith of Range, Texas, was also a guest at the Mitchell home. Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Rolo returned Saturday night from Kansas City "here Mrs. Rolo has been In a hospi tal for several months. Her many friends in this city will be glad to know that she is much improved. , OCTOBER 2-9 IS FIRE DDrvcNTinu icrir , Mayor Griffith Issues Proclamation aa l lr evennon wee. This is a matter which carries much more importance than we, who have been free from loss of life and prop- ! erly Dy lvce can realize, Out alter . . .. . .... a'lne coniiagration nas done its dam age, destroyed our property, or tak en a life, we can then fully appreci ate the efforts of those in charge of fire prevention work. It is the duty of every citizen, whether he be a property owner or not. to use the utmost precaution against the American people's grea est enemy 8nd rePrt or remove all fire hazards at all times. In all such work we need regular revivals, and e week beginning next Monday has for some time been designated as Na tional Fire Prevention week, and is be time for the revival of the inter est in our own protection. To assure yourself that your prop rty is protected see that all litter ind inflammable material of .every kind and nature is removed from your premises. Have the flues of your . 1 tne u"uing. oooi snoum aiso De I 1. M . , 1 removed, as it is inflammable when accumulated to a very great extent. The officers in charge of fire pre vention should not be required to make a personal call upon the citi zens for the citizens' protection, but after the expiration of the Fire Pre- vention Week, the entire city will be inspected and. -individual orders is lued for cleaning up the premises and preventing fire hazards from exist ig. If you are called upon, to do- or (ifrain from doing some act in this connection, do not censure the par- j .ies in charge, but realize that It is j for your own protectioni &ni for the protection of those closely associated j with you Always remember that ' your own carelessness in causing a ' f " wn property in the city ! jeopardizes the property and lives of ! ?our neighbors notwithstanding how nreful they may be. The state t ire Chiefs' Convention and the convention of the State Fire' Association will be held in Salina, October 2nd to 6th inclusive. This die the fire hazards. Every city of impotrance in the I state is a member of and has repre sentatives attend these conventions, and ideas emanate from those meet- ings, thru the representatives of the local departments, which greatly as sist in the reduction of fire losses. Chief Light, Assistant Chief Hub bard and Firemen Smith and Kennedy are the representatives from Liberal to this convention, and they will be accompanied by one or two of the oth er firemen, if all plans made now ma terialize. i It is not an outing for the firemen by any means, as a glance at their pro gram will show that every minute of j the time will be taken up in conven tion work with very important sub jects of fire fighting and fire preven tion before the convention, 1 being handled by competent men who have driven that particular line of work a life study. i Support the local fire department . PP" m nre aepartment) for your protection. The members receive no compensation whatever for the responsibility they take. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Freeman of Gray, Okla., were doing some trad ing here Wednesday and visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Cora Eldridge. Mrs. J. M. Williams and little son arrived Wednesday from Nebraska City, Neb., for a visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Boling. ( Miss Mary Wilson has accepted a position in the Taylor Drug store. Hear the two saxophones talk to each other at Craig's hall Oct. 4th. THE LIONS' CLUB Cub Berwick treated all the Lions I to a good cigar Monday due to the! arrival of a young Cubess at his home. H. Hobble wasv.chairman of the meeting and after roll call and reading of the minutes of the pre vious meeting, the reports of .stand ing committees were heard. The matter of selecting an assist ant Scout Master for the Lions Club troup of Boy Scouts, was presented by Cub Beaty and Cub Everett Lay man was selected by the club to fill the vacancy created by the resigna tion of Rev. Hunt. The club was honored by some visitors from Guymon and each of them was called upon for a short talk. Judge Tyler was selected as spokesman for the visitors, and he cumpumeniea me ciuo anu iiiutrm,, wnd said that he was proud that he and some of the other visitors had II ' - 1 J 1 1 1 1 T .! I had a part in building the loundation apipicauon nas Deen maae ior per of Liberal. They were early settlers mission to issue the additional stock, here and later moved to Guymon. It was thought there was sufficient Judge Tyler Dick Quinn, George El- lison, Jim Henson, Bert Rogers and Mr. Latham were the visitors from Guymon. Mr. Carl Eldridge left Wednesday of this week for El Reno. Okla., where he will join his wife who was called to the bedside of her sister. Before returning home they will visit with his sister, Mrs. W. E. Silvey and fam- ilv of Piedmont. Okla.. and relatives ih Oklahoma City. W. B. Thomas and son Dayton, and Don A. Henry of Kansas City, have been here several days oh a hunting trip to the Beaver Club. Mr. Henry is a former Liberal boy, now in busi ness in Kansas City, and is prosper ing. Chas. Sealey and wife went to Dodge City the last of the week for a visit with their daughter, . Mrs. Les lie Holland. Mrs. Sealey remained for a more extended visit and Char ley came home Monday. We have one of the most modern cleaning plants in the state. When we clean them they are thoroughly clean not cleaned at. Phone 126. Penny St Co. C. V. Rice, Walter King, A. H. Bar rett' and Earl Ames left today forwork can Proceed raPid'y- Wichita where they will attend the wheat show. They will return Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kennedy and children accompanied by Mrs. Loren i iimi-! tx t iir;u w iimns leu mis muriunK im iat whara ftipr will viflit. rnlAtives And "v j 1 attend tne wneat snow. C. Penner and Lester Cater of ! Spearman, Texas, were Liberal vis- ;tors the first of the week for a few days. ' They keep coming! Who? Why? Those FARM LOAN CUSTOMERS at Moore and Franklin's office on West Second Street ru t . ., 1 ,,., . t,,,. Why go out in the country to buy ; Flowers? Get them at the Liberal Flower Shop at the Liberal Under taking Co. Let us make you a loan on that ... . . t ;i i w- . new house in Liberal. We are mak ne them rieht along. Moore & Franklin. H. Lewellyn Jones of Meade, was transacting business here today and visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Printz will leave for Long Beach, Cal., Monday flnend tw yeaM Mr- V11' nealtn- . - You wgnt to hear th, xyiophone Donald Buckley made a business trip to Tyrone Wednesday for the Liberal Produce Company. Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Orr were up from Forgan Sunday to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Orr. Ora Minton of the Bell view neigh borhood was a visitor inhe city Sun day. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Sraver Monday, September 25, a boy.' Charno Jones returned from a eas iness trip to .Colorado Wednesday. ; Say, folks, hear that Soprano C Saxophone at Craig's hall, Oct 4th. Everything: Set to Defeat Hugoton High School on the Home Grid Game to Start at 3:45 : r.lrtnm nnm . ., ,-.,. FIRST STRING MEN HAVE BEEN SELECTEp High School Spirit and "Pep" at Boiling Point and Victorious Season Indicated. - LOCAL OIL COMPANY WILL INCREASECAP.TAL STOCK Applecation Made for Permission to Issue Additional Stock to Complete Test. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Seward County Oil & Gas Com- ' nan - maI1 m.A : . m n4-nJ 4-n. .v - .u Increase the capital stock of the com- Pany from $100,000 to $150,000, and capital to finish the test but the un- , usual run of hard luck made this im- possible, and as there has been so much invested already Tile stockhold ers thought best to increase the capi- tal d the At In of rpnnrto tha H rill 0 ret WPrA down 2,B00 feet and fishing for a lost Btring of casingi We are told that they now feei confident the lost casing will be recovered soon and drilling re- Rnmod. There was a well pronounced flur - ry among those on the Inside short-, orgy, they win nave no wouwe m ly before the casing was dropped, and securing the necessary support from rumor was that oil or 'gas had been I the athletic fans, encountered. Secrecy attended the Coach Strickler has selected his operations for several days and there first string men, but is undecided was an air of expectancy on the part who will start the game tomorrow, of the public. Then the unlucky ac- j However, he assured a Democrat re cident occurred and since then ef- J porter Wednesday that he had no forts have teen in the direction of intention of letting anyone stay in remedying the trouble. -; I the game who would even show ft It is thought in some circles that ' tendency at loafing on the job, even nnna f Vin naaintr im nllllorl nnH fha thnllfrli Ijihpml Wan h&vinu n Walk- drill started there will be another oil boom, and even the possibility of j such a happening, should encourage : the sale of stock, for if Liberal ever j needed something to keep up her,' pep she needs it now. Additional equipment has been or dered and another string of casing j is on hand so that once drilling starts LAYING THE CORNER STONE TO NEW H. S. BUILDING Plans are being made for the lay ing oi the corner stone oi the new , High School building. The exact date i. .... . .. j has not yet been decided on owing to u . a i 4UA nie uiittji tauiby ui me airivm ui e material and obtaining the speakers for the day. The time will be some - j time between the 10th and 13th of October. Anattempt is being made to secure Th(rtnas Butcher, president of the State Normal School at Em- poria. There will be a parade of the school children from 2 :00 p. m. till 3:00 and the laying of the stone at 3:00. Further announcements about, this program will appear In next r , r' Mrs. G. D. Edgar visited several days this week at the home of her A ' I J . TTT m HIT " " field of Bucklin worked In her place xt the freight office while she was away. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hinds left Mon day for Burlington, Kan., in their car on an extended visit. They will also visit at May and Perry,, Okla 'ioma, before returning. Mr. and Mrs. Hammontree of Wil lowbar, Oklahoma, visited several days here this week with Ed Brier at a local hospital and at his home east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Oren left Wed nesday for Connaught, Ohio, after visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Wellman. When we clean and press your clothes they are clean. The best but cash. Phone 126. Penny & Co., Toil- Mrs. George Fiedler left Wednes day for Wichita where she will visit with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Bum gardner. Mrs. J. C. Smith went to Minneola Wednesday where she will care for Mrs. R. L. Mills. "Rite it Wit Ray- The football season for 1922 of- priday) , when the local High School will play Hugoton. Coach Strickler I says that he has a team this year , that will be a winner and one that ' will deserve the support of everyone in th. rnmmlinitv. He has been nut- ti t under a Verv heavv btW- . qj. thfi t three weekg and tne , f . sh f the gam ! tomorrov History will repeat itself this year. When the High School puts up a nwAn iiri-Minn f nnm Kmrtl nrtld ' f k ' ' eM get the support from the business man and others, that they deserve.' The people of the community should not be expected to support a team that goes into the conflict half- heartedly, and with no more than , enough scrap in them to kill a cat ! whllt the Ve0Vle want is a team and hiKh stho1 ful1 .f "PeP" and schol I pride and spirit. If the school peo- . !'e display the proper amount of en- away. A little competition for ft permanent place on the first team . will be wholesome and result in a l . ' i . oener uranu oi me game. The first string men selected by 1 the coach are: Clay Miller, le: Clyde pate, 1 t; Hubbard Cott, 1. g.j Ralph Gray, c; Sam Gentzler, r. g.j Homer Reid, r. t. j Walter Davis, r. e. j Loren Hart, r. e.; Lawrence Harness, t; Chas. Black, f. b. j Lloyd Latham, f. b. ; Chester Reust, q. b. ; Arlington piercy, h. b.; Donald Zimmerman, h. b.: Gene Baker.- h. b.: Dick Farmer. h. b.; Kenneth Ravenscroft, c. Season tickets will be on sale the last of this week for the six gamea that have been scheduled at home and the price of these season tickets will be $2.00. When the school peo ple call on you to buy a ticket, don't turn them down, if you can attend the games. Buy a ticket and assure them that you stand for good, clean athletics. , The schedule is complete, excepting two open dates including Thanksgiv ing day: Sept 29 Hugoton, here. Oct' 6 Plains, here. Oct IS Elkhart, here. Oct ' 20 Open. Oct 27 Dodge City, here. Nov. 3 Greensburg, there. Nov. 11 Garden City, here. Nov. 17 Bncklin.'here. Nov. 24 Hooker, there. . Thanksgiving day Pratt, there, or Meade,. here. The game with Hugotod tomorrow starts promptly at 3:45 and will be played on the Smith Athletic field, ' three blocks east of the camp grounds. Be there. Mrs. Carl Eldridge received a tel- ; egram Thursday of last week saying her sister, Mrs. J. N. Roberson of El Reno, Oklahoma, would be oper ated on Friday morning. Mrs. Eld ridge left on No. 4 Friday to be with her. Late reports are that Mrs. kek erson is doing nicely.