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TIIE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
Lawrence Harness, Mamie Camp bell, Mable Harness, Ruby Born. Mary King nd One Wagner spent Sunday afternoon at the Pile ranch kiting with Miss Lorena King. . -' Miss Thelma Keating arrived Mon day from Winfield, where she is at tending Southwestern college. Army Goods Why' not buy clothing for "his" Christmas? We have a number of good suggestions in our store and you will be sure that a practical gift from this tore will be appreciated. High Cut Shoes, 16-in. Top, $6.25 Iliftfi Tut Qhc 18-in M. ItII UU l UIlUVkJ M W lit . Top, $8.00 Officers' Dress Shoes $5.00 Heavy Work Shoes, $4.75 lieavy Work Shoes, $2.75 Leather Puttees, $4.75 Flannel Shirts, lined bosom and double elbows, $2.75 All Wool Serge Shirts, $3.75 All Wool Sweaters $4.00 Heavy Cotton Sweaters $2.75 Army Underwear, per Suit, $1.75 THIS AND THAT (From the Hutchinson Gazette) In electing a farmer governor, Kansas did not hide her light under a bushel. Governor-elect. Davis assays almost as much publicity pay ore to the ton as Henry, the Spectacular. The New York Globe sees in Davis' election the passing of Governor Al len's "dream of industrial peace." This journal rather expects Davis to be 'successful in his fight to undo the Industrial Court, and quite frankly voices the hope that he will succeed. Says the Globe: "Jonathan Davis; the 'dirt' farm er who has been elected governor of Kansas, was too busy shucking corn at his home to pay much attention, to election returns, but he seems not to have been too much absorbed by his husbandry to take a chance shot at Henry J. Allen's Industrial Court Of it Mr. Davis said: " 'The Industrial Court law has has been unfair and unjust and there is no need or place for it in Kansas. There have been only a few cases before It, ad none of them has been settled satisfactorily. The state needs officers who will arrest the wealthy men as quickly as the poor man, and then the public will respect officers of the law and the law will be obeyed. Obnoxious laws cannot exist as long as I am governor. The Industrial Court law is one of them.' "How much power the Democratic Governor-elect will have in the Re publican legislature of Kansas re mains to be seen, but it is probable that persistent hostility on the part of the state executive can wreck the Court So passes Governor Allen's dream of industrial peace. "The loss of the Kansas Court will not be greatly deplored by those who give as much as second thought to in dustrial issues. The Industrial Court act was a vehement measure, but it was ineffectual. It was based on the idea of compulsion at a time when more than ever men prized liberty. Furthermore the compulsion applied was unequal.' ' It. was possible to jail Alexander Howat if the coal miners struck, but it was mpractlcable to im prison the officer of a corporation, which disregarded a wage order of the Court " -y "In that fact lies much of the fu tility of the hobby so nobly ridden by Governor Allien. Any compulsory arbitration law by its very nature must be inequitable. It is not fea sible to compel an employer to give work. He is governed by economic conditions. Not even the railroads can guarantee employment to all of their regular workers. Nor can an employer be compelled to pay wages which render his business unprofit able. " ' "iSnce employers cannot be subject ed to the coercion of the law, Mr. Da vis is right in holding that it affects the rich and the poor differently. He is also sound in his suggestion that disrespect for unjust laws is one of the most important causes of the dis regard for law itself. Kansas will do well to rpeeal the Industrial Court act. Another act which honors lib erty and justice probably will be found to be much more productive of peace than was Governor "Allen's ill-considered experiment in indu trial compulsion." .That eminent Hoosier journal, The Indianapolis News, takes rather a nasty fling at our much advertised retiring chief executive in its edi torial notice of the elevation of the Bourbon county farmer to the gov ernorship. The News expects that "while Davis is governor there is likely to be less posing in the lime light of national publicity and more rock bottom attention to Kansas af fairs," a consummation devoutly to be wished, as Hamlet would say. Says The News: "Much is being said about the great good fortune of Kansas in achieving the distinction of a real 'dirt' farmer governor. His name is Jonathan McMillan Davis, and he really farms the farm. he owns in Bourbon county. He wag born in a Earl Dawson . Liberal, Kansas Farm Loans We are making them in the Southwest Kansas and Northwest Oklahoma counties. Our rates and privileges will interest you. Get them. Inspector near. Quick closing. Moore & Franklin Smith Building, Phone 102 7 VICTOR Music Makes Christmas Merry More enduring Uian the parsing rapture of the day is the solid pleasure the all-welcome. 'gift of a Victrola brings to you. Every member of the family shares in its enter tainment and benefits. Be sure it is a Victrola, for then you have the one instrument which the greatest artists themselves have chosen to reproduce their art. . Many beautiful designs to choose from. Let . us help you select your Victrola and Victor Gift Records. Do it early. J S. Smith & Bro. ft mm Geo- log house right on the place, for his father owned it before him, having taken it up from the government Even the fact of his nomination for governor did not turn his head from farm work. A writer in the New York Times recounts with a touch of awe that during the heat of the cam paign Davis went home once a week to see how the folks were getting along and to help out with the farm work. "Davis and his wife look like suc cessful farm people. There is an air of simple sturdiness about them, as pictured standing at the corner of their two-story farm house, she in her apron and he in his overalls, which city people seldom acquire. It comes from dealing on hard terms with elemental things like the soil. It is plain to be seen that when they go up to Topeka to take charge of the affairs of state they will carry along with them their sound ideas of farm management, and that while Davis is governor there is likely to be less posing and more rock bottom attention to Kansas affairs. "The governor-elect, however, is notwithout experience in public af fairs of his state. He was in the leg islature twenty-two years ago, and went back several times. He was a member of the state senate from 1912 to 1918, and two years ago he was defeated for governor. He is thus a farmer with a wide range of experience in public affairs and a considerable knowledge of the de tails involved in the proper manage ment of a large state. By reason of his special fitness, his career as governor will be watched with great interest." DeLaval Separators. Thos. W. Gaw. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY "GIFTS THAT LAST" IN JEWELRY Here are a few articles I have especially assemble d for gifts. AH selected for their value, as well as use fulness, a combination especially appropriate in these times. ' " GIFTS THAT LAST'., p-' ' 4 Wonderful Vduci in Ladifi' Wrist WstcW i . . L I . I L 1 ha mi lnj ?zA,js ., - . J v wh(t .. jiV. K GIFTS THAT LAST . I In IL. 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The American Legion Auxiliary met last Thursday evening at the Chamber of Commerce room for the regular meeting. That 1 being the regular time for election of officers, the following were elected: President Mrs. L. G. Stoner. Vice President Mrs. Elbert Ed wards. Secretary Mrs. E. E. Linn. Treasurer Mrs. Everett Layman. Historian Mrs. B. H. Day. The ladies made plans for the Christmas boxes which will be sent away this Christmas to the National Military Hospital at Leavenworth. These boxes will contain gum, candy, handkerchiefs, cigarettes, and cig ars, and each soldier will be given an Individual package on Christmas morning. The ladies of the Leaven worth unit will deliver these and there will be one hundred and fifty boxes. The ladies are also planning to give special aid to the families of soldiers in the city who need help. A committee was appointed to get a history of all the men in this com munity who lost their lives in service. A book is being compiled with a his tory of all the men who gave their lives in service all over tbe state of Kansas and these ladies will furnish tho data from this part of the state. After the business was transacted, refreshments were served by Mrs. L. M. Reynolds, Mrs. Cecil Pearce and Susie Farmer. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH HAL. GlREID I have been here over 19 years. Liberal, Kan. Sunday was a' great day at the Christian church. In spite of the very cold and disagreeable weather, I thorn worn lflrcfi and enthusiastic audiences at every service. Those who have not taken membership with the church are urged to do so as boob as possible. We want to maintain a regular at tendance in the Bible school of 800 from now on. If all members will be regular we can do this easily. ' The Christian Endeavor is getting dnder way again. ' The first fifteen minutes f their opening exercises next Sunday will be given to the or chestra. A good program is being prepared. v Sermon Subjects for next Sunday: "Ordinances," at 11 o'clock. 'Home ward Bound," a tale of the sea, at 7:30. Illustrated solo at evening "Threw Out the Life Line." Also special numbers by the choir at every serv ice. Baptismal service next Sunday evening. A cordial invitation to all Mrs. P. L. Bowlby returned last week from a two months' visit at the home of her parents at Hillsborough, Illinois. Mrs. Harold Moore Is assisting fat Gorman's during the holiday sea son. - '. Bob Dickerson went to Guymon to day where he cried the Baerick sale. kins Jewelry store this week.