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V t: HE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOL. XVI NO. 24 LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY, KANSAS. DECEMBER 7, 1922 By J. B. MILLEi D MONEY HE Ka & Qo LIBERAL LOST LAST GAME OF SEASON THURS. MUTT-LIBERAL CONTEST RE SULTED IN LIBERAL'S DE- . J FEAT SCORE 17-6. liberal lost the Turkey Day 'game at Pratt Thursday with the score 17 t 6 la favor of the Pratt fteam, and H was a great day for the colored race In Pratt, aa the game wag won by a member of the chocolate-hued Quite a number of Liberal fans made the 160 mile drive to Pratt to see the game, but owing to the crip pled condition of the team hardly ex pected the result to be different The two teams were almoBt equal ly matched as to weight, and both had good records throughout the sea son, yet Pratt felt confident of tak ing the long end of the score. liberal scored a touchdown in the first few minutes of play and there arose In the hearts of the Libreal fans a faint hope of winning the game. Liberal kicked and Pratt was first and ten on the 40 yard line. Pratt made their first downs but rather than lose the ball, punted and Liberal had possession of the pigskin on the 35 yard line. Zimmerman punted and Pratt was 1st and 10 on the 1-yd. line. Liberal held for three downs when Pratt failed to complete 'a paw nl the ball was Liberal's on the 5- yard line. Liberal was held for downs and Pratt had the ball, but L,iDerai recovered a fumble on the 7-yard Mne. Hart then ran 6 yards around ad and Latham carried the ball over for a touchdown. Goal kick failed. , JScore! Liberal 8, Pratt 0. i rf'rt'T. came dbck siruiig ---nd quarter and with line smashes and end runs- advaeced the ball with in a few yards of their goal, where Liberal by a supreme effort, held fhem for downs. Here fate played a lean trick on the Liberal boys.J Zim attempted a punt from behind Pratt s goal. The kick was low and easily Mocked and a Pratt player fell on the Vail for touchdown, and the choco- tte colored Pratt player kicked the Jl between the posts for another joint, and the. score was 7 to 6 in fa vor of Pratt. Just before the whistle blew for tu. half Pratt eot the ball on a fum ble on the 30 yard line. A Pratt man got away for an eight-yard end run, and repeated with a pass which cTa sded the ball to their one-yard line, a. line smash netting them another touchdwon. Chocolate kicked goal and the score was 14 to 6 in Pratt's lavor. '-! The third quarter was hard fought but resulted in no scores on either aide, but in the first few minutes of the fourth quarter, Pratt's dusky ath Hm nt the ball between the posts for a tally of three and the scoring waa over. Pratt 17, Liberal 6. ' ' But for a sensational tackle by Gray, Pratt would have made another touchdown. The black man got away Ith a wide end ran and made 25 before he was stonned. Just sthow Rustv managed to show such a burst of speed is unexplainable, but be grabbed the sprinting player ana rolled him before he crossed the line, and to show they were back of him, the remainder of the team stiffened their: defense and 'held Pratt for downs. Black also made a splendid stop when a failure meant a score for Pratt ; Pat was in no condition to -play on 1; I .Account of an injured shoulder, and It ma 41m Knff tf ft,. Vcrloof aftajjra. of the Pratt team, -who made it ' Tfbly uncomfortable for him. Zimmer man was given a Jolt which rendered him unconscious for more than an hour and Black was seriously damaged dur tbe game. Those who accompanied the team have no apologies for the defeat of the home team. Every break of luck ex cept one went against them arid all agree that with the exception of (he choeolate-huedplayer, Pratt did not not show up one bit better than Liberal de spite their injured condition. Witb the black man out of the game Lib eral would have won hands down. S Jhe line-up was: Vk illiberal Pratt- Hart ....:.RE Stumph (c) ANOTHER LIBERAL BOY LANDS A NICE BERTH John Wood, Assistant. Prosecuting Attorney of Sedgwick Co. Kansas. An Item in the Wichita Eagle is to the effect that John Wood has been appointed assistant prosecuting at torney of Sedgwick county, at'Wich- ita. I John is a son of O. T. Wood, for I mer United States Marshal, and is ' a Seward county boy having spent I his childhood in the county and at I tending the Liberal ' schools.' i Returning from the service he was admitted to the bar and soon became , popular with the attorneys of the city, and we have it on good author ity that he has strong backing from the Wichita bar for the position to which he has been appointed. The Democrat congratulates John on his success and takes pride in chronicling the upward climb of a Seward county product LAST SERVICE OF REVIVAL IS INTERESTING TROY TOLD HIS LIFE STORY AND UNION CHOIR GAVE SACRED CONCERT. The largest crowd that was accom modated in the big tabernacle, gath ered on Monday night, the last serv ice of the UnionA Revival campaign, to hear the choir director, John W. Troy, tell his story of conversion from Catholicism to Protestantism, and to hear the sacred concert prepared by the big chorus choir. The program was strictly home tal ent with the exception of the aid of the members of the evangelistic par ty and many pronounced it the best home talent program that had ever been given in Liberal. Mr. Troy's story interested the large crowd. All the members of the evangelis tic party gave their farewell talks, and said. many things that will be remembered for years by the people and many friends they have made during their brief four weeks' stay here. They have dorie a great work in Liberal nd their influence and , their works will bear good fruit for years to come. , WnrV tf t.paritiff down the taber- nnM w sorted earlv Tuesday mnmmo. nd hv the time this Winer 1 ,goes to press (Thursday afternoon) , there will be nothing on the lots at .Fifth and Lincoln to indicate that Liberal's greatest revival has closed just three days ago. .The old taber nacle served its purpose well. CHARLES KEATING 1 after which time he will either en- SERIOUSLY INJURED gage m business for himself or take tr j. .." i-iu another station for Mr. Scott. . Chas. Keating the little five year. . u m j , on tr.t Mr. Richwme comes well recom old son of Mr .and Mrs. B. E. Keat- : ,u. -u.. kn.. mended as a business man and should j m j j . m. lutio 1 u. v.-i va t liht tWw,u continue to occupy the same lo- ... . . .,jv oven for his mother and as he climb- j a. i. it i.u u: alio, ed up to get the match his foot slip-' . , . v. it v: v.rA ped in some way and he fell, his hand i striking a kettle of hot beef broth, which was on the stove the contents of which burned his face and hands and left side. Although the little fellow was seriously burned he is thought to be getting along nicely. Dr. A. M. Morrow left Wednesday for Pratt in answer to a message that William Green, father .of Mrs. Mor row, died Wednesday morning. Mrs. Morrow has been there for some time caring for her father. Carl Eldridge returnee Tuesday night from Oklahoma City wnere ne has been visiting relatives and at tending to business interests for the past several weeks. K Miss Lloyd returned Sunday night from Hutchinson where 'she spent Thanksgiving with her parents. Reid RT Dikeman Akers RG Rosenbaum Brey C P. Bloxom Cott LG.... Bailey Pate (c) .....LT.............. Burnett Miller .LE Tombleson Reust Q Longdon Black RH W. Bloxom Zimmerman LH Pipkin Latham ..FB Fisher Substitutes: Baker for Black; Cott for Pate; Fees for Cott Wilmot for Fees; Black for Zimmerman. TO IMPROVE ' ROAD NORTH OF LIBERAL COMMISSIONERS APPLY . FOR STATE AND FEDERAL AID ON BAD STRETCH OF ROAD. The start on what, will be the first state and federal aid road in Seward county was made Monday when the Commissioners made application for aid in constructing a road through the sandy stretch north of Liberal. The federal aid road will start three and one-half miles north of Liberal and extend a distance of six and one-half miles, to the corner north of the oil well The Commissioners set aside 17, 600 from the county general road fund. This will be matched with f 7, 500 state money and $15,000 federal money and will turn loose a lot of money in the county in addition to making a good road out of the worst between Liberal and Kansas City Just what type of road will be con structed cannot be determined until the state engineers come. They will make a survey of materials and soils and make a recommendation as to the best method of building the road. When this is done the work will be contracted to the lowest bidder. The roadway will be graded and drained and of the most approved type of construction Then it will be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the state and federal departments and Liberal can rest as sured that this troublesome piece of road will soon be a thing of the past. County Engineer Joe D. Berwick will have the assistance of the state engineers in this project and he is pleased to see the move started. Aft er having several months' experience with the north road it is his conclu sion that there is no other way to handle the proposition, as the road is a tremendous expense and then not fit for travel. E. A. RICHWINE BUYS THE SCOTT PRODUCE CO. IS NOW IN CHARGE MR. GRIGGS FORMER MANAGER, LEAVES JANUARY 1ST. E. A. Richwine of Quinlan, Okla- noma, is the new proprietor of the Scott Produce Company, having pur- ieu " i " week. Mr. Richwine's father, G. W. Kichwine, oi UoicomD, jianssa, as herfe to help "him get started out. I Mr. Griggs will remain with the I new firm until the first, of the year, continue to draw a good trade. He cation, and invites the former cus- ' lumern ot un pmce n tuine auu . .. . .... him when they have anyhting to sell, J J FIND HARNESS IN A STRAW STACK A discovery of some stolen har ness was made Saturday evening when a man by the name of Hill was haul ing straw from the A. H. Wooten farm south of town and came upon two sets of harness hidden in the straw. He notified Sheriff Nelson, and he soon found the owner. A Mr. Ridenour, living near Satanta, had recently been the loser of two pair of harness, and these proved to be the same. The narnesi waa pracnoauy new and Mr Ridenour was fortunate m recovering the stolen property. golfatguymon Inspired by District Judge Sutton and Court Stenographer King, the business men of Guymon have gen erally signed1 a subscription to estab lish a nine hole golf .course in the open section immediately west of Guymon. Mrs. Harry Horney and children of Lubbock, Texas, are visiting here at the Horney and Keiindey homes and with her mother, Mrs. Hodges. Mrs. Ed Johnson and Mrs. L. B. Lamaster left Wednesday for Wich ita where they will visit several days with Mr. and Mrs. John Fields. LEGION BAND TO GIVE A CONCERT Have Been Improving Rapidly Past Month Under Direction of Dr Rawlins. The American Legion band is gion hall and is preparing a concert program to be given within the next few weeks. The director has the unit- - ed support of the membership, the boys are very enthusiastic in the work and everything points to suc cess. Some new music has been jro cured and is being worked out, so the music lovers of Liberal will be given an opportunity to hear some thing from their home band that will surprise them. Not all the details of the concert have been arranged yet, but the date will be probably Dec 20. Some idea of the work the band boys are doing may be obtained by knowledge of the fact that several of the members' drive twelve, twenty, even thirty miles regularly to re hearsals. Keep in mind the concert, plan to attend, and the band boys promise you a pleasant surprise in the way of band music, "ifhey have some other plans under their hats, too, that they hope to develop later, that will be appreciated by the pub lic. RUMORS OF. A sTTinrpV TNT AL11V11 I liN OIL CIRCLES! REPORTS ARE THAT NORTH TEST IS TO BE AGAIN OPENED UP. Take 'em or leave 'em but if you care for rumors here's a bunch of them, and they may or may not be . First rumor is to the effect that a contract has been let for the clean- j 01 M"m"" " mmerce lne ing of the hole at the Seward County Je 192t3 s the really impor Oil & Gas Company test, and that the I tant meeting of the year and it is re- j drilling contractor has given JUMt!la"d "f that fTL'T; .' mn,A w ... k. ,ion,i er ot the body be Present at this last Second rumor is that Frank Mc- I Quigg .is on his way to Liberal to start up in the field west of town. One especially encouraging rumor is to the effect that work will be start ed on two wells and on the gas sys tem. Third rumor is that another test, is to be started south of Liberal, be- tween here and Perryton, Texas, ex- act location unknown It is our opinion that wherethere are so many rumors there must be some foundation for some of them, and we confidently expect to see some work done before a great while, GIRY SCOUT MEETING The Girl Scouts held their first meeting Wednesday night at the Methodist church, after a cessation of several weeks on account of the Union revival. New officers were elected for the month of December. Loree Pate was elected as secretary and Irmn Chamberline chairman. There will te a meeting 'Of the Scouts next Wednesday night, which will be in charge of the Social Com mittee, Lois Mahoney, chairman. Ev ery Scout is urged to be present at that meeting as it will be registra tion meeting. RED CROSS ELECTION .An election for members of the Red Cross Executive Committee will be held at the Post Office Saturday, December 9th, "at one o'clock. Eleven . members from the following list are , to be selected to serve for the coming ' year. Every member ef the Red Cross is entitled to vote: J. F. Fuest, Mrs. J. D. Hill, W. B. Ktnf , Mm W. O. Young, Miss Emma Thompson, F. G. Boles, ftev. J. ft. Pennington, Thos. W. Gaw, J. C. Brown, Dr. Geo. S. Smith, Dr. J. S. Miller, Mrs. M. H. Scandrett, War ren Zimmerman, Chas. Summers, Eu gene Davis, W. H. Vickers, N. B. Ma huron T. B. Moore, Frank Fortna, Dr. B. H. Day, Miss Kate Wright, Osa C. Nichols, Mrs. G. W. Sawyer, J. B. Miller, J. G. Ault Mrs. Elbert Edwards, Mrs. Cecil Pearce and Mrs. Harry Gaskill and Olive Fulton will attend the Ameri can Legion Auxiliary at Dodge City Monday and Tuesday. Mr. and Mrsi C. E. Beall of Dodge City were Liberal visitors Saturday. Comjjiittees from Chamber of Commerce Se cure Funds to Settle the Right-of -Way Claims MATERIAL ORDERED TO BE SHIPPED While Not Sufficient Money Is Pledged, the So- licitors Say It Will Be Done- Start at CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETS WEDNESDAY j. w. griest Wchicago will ADDRESS LOCAL BUSI NESS MEN. ' The most important meeting of the Chamber of Commerce this year will be next Wednesday night at seven o'clock at the Sanford Cafe. A spe cial program is being arranged and among the speakers . will be J. W. Griest of Chicago, manager of the Retail Merchants' Institute. Mr, G'riest has been meeting with several of the Chambers of Commerce over the country in the larger cities and Liberal business men are fortunate to have the opportunity to have such a leader in the retail world talk to them. His subject of the evening will be "The Need of Education in lener 10 n-iuR, me iukiu secretary. Mr. Griest says in cart: "The length of my address will be made to fit any local conditions that may arise in your meeting. The ad dress is extemporaneous in a large measure and I will leave it to the good judgment of the audience as to how long they will care to listen." Another big feature of the meeting will be the annunl election of officers a"d,the, ,layi"& of.plan8 for th.e ,rk meeting of the .year and learn juBt what the Chamber of Commerce is doing for the city and community, j nnd ,nave 8 Part ln e wor l0P tne coming year. LEGION AUXILIARY The American Legion Auxliary will meet tonight at their regular meeting and new officers will be I elected Mrs. Cecil Pearcc, Mrs. L. M. Reynolds and Miss Susie Farmer , will serve luncheon. Mrs. Elbert Ed- wards and Mrs. Cecil Pearce have been elected as delegates to attend the Seventh District convention of the auxiliaries which will be held at Dodge City Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Hnrry Gaskill and Olive Fulton were elected' as alternates to the con vention. HAD SOME GRIEF The Democrat office has had its shnre of trouble this week, and it is only by a miracle that -the paper pa- pears so near on time. Monday evening one -f the heat units on the big linotype burned out and the machine was out of commis sion. This is the machine on which the body matter of the advertise-1 ments is set and it looked for a while I sent out a preliminary letter to all like there would be no advertise-1 the ex-service men. This letter an ments in the paper. ; nounced that the bonus bond issue However we are fortunate in hav-i ing a man able to cope with most any condition in the person of Mr. George Quigley. George hit upon a plan which saved the day. He transferred the metal pot and heating equipment from the smaller machine to the big one and we were under way again, just a day later than usual, but lucky t that The only thing noticeable in the paper is that some of the later news items had to be omitted as one ma chine could not handle the matter like two could. COMFORT KITS FOR SOLDIERS McPherson . high school studevita are making comfort kits to be sent to a group of U. S. Marines stationed at Santo Domingo in Hatai. The kits are similar to those furnished to the soldiers in the world war, and they contain a towel and wash cloth, soap, comb, , pencQ and tooth brush two handkrechlefs, shoe strings and a "house wife," containing needles, pins and thread. Hutchinson News. -Work Will Once. Committees ' have been busy the past two days making a canvas for funds to settle the Kansas & Okla homa right-of-way claims southeast of Liberal An agreement has been reached be- j tween representatives of the Tucker estate and Mrs. J. L. Biltgen, where by the payment of a certain sum of money will be accepted and the suit against the company dropped. The committees were meeting with good sucoess at last reports and it la the opinion that the money will ' be raised, though it is not going to be. an easy thing to do. A lot of people who will be benefited are laying down and letting the live wires carry all the load, but the live wires usual- ly do lt anywayi 0 thig lg no excep. tion. If tw ho . four foi. to let the road proposition die for lack of finance there is no reason why all should do the same thing, and The Demcorat predicts that the mon ey will be raised. In fact they have given President Byers assurance that it will be raised, and soon after wiring him to that ef fect a telegram was received from him as follows. "Have wired for material for immediate construction of line southeast." Thus it would seem that the final chapter in the Kansas & Oklahoma railroad fight was about to be writ ten. With clear sailing to the Colo rado line to the northwest and con struction actively under way, and the right-of-way claims adjusted to the southeast and work starting on that end, one can conclude that Liberal's much-talked-of railroad is in position to go ahead unhampered. It is doubtful if ever a proposition has been harder fought than the K. & O. Just why this is true is diffi cult to determine, but time and again work has been halted by opposition of different brands and from differ ent sources. However a few fellows have stubbornly fought for the road and Mr. Byers also has made a good fight, and it is to be hoped that there will be no further trouble. The offers of assistance from out side firms having business here ie gratifying. These firms realize the advantage of the road and asssited materially in the matter of financing: the right-of-way funds. When the road is in operation Lib eral is going to take on new life and activity and grow some more, de spite the petty knocknig of a few whose mission has always been to be "agin"' things. KANSAS BONUS LETTER OUT Topeka, Nov. 30 Charles L Mar tin, adjutant general, who will be come chairman of the board to dis tribute the 25 million dollar bonus to the ex-service men of Kansas, has had been adopted by the people in the election The bonus proposition pro vides for the payment of $1 a day to every man nad woman in any part of the war services from Kansas for each day in the service. They moat have entered hte service prior to No vember 11, 1918, and been honor ably discharged previous to or after that date. The legislature must pass a bin authorizing the issutnee of hte bonde and arrange for their sale. It must create the board which will handle the deatfls of the distributino. , ' Governor-elect Davis has appoint ed Mack'Cretcher to serve as his pri vate secretary and no better selection could have been made. Mr. Cretcher made a fine record while serving un der Governor Henderson Martin n the Islands, he has been at his post doing good to as many people as he could for the last thirty years to our of note and an author of renown, and he the man for the job. We con gratulate Governor Davis for this sen sible appointment.- Pratt Union.