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THE: LIBERAL- DEMOCRAT
V VOL. XVI. NO. 26 .LIBERAL, SEWARD COUNTY. KANSAS, DECEMBER 21, 1922 By J. B. MILLEh BOY SCOUT COUNCIL ELECTS , NEW OFFICERS E. S. IRWIN STEPS OUT, AS PRES. IDENT AND E. D. COOPER WAS ELECTED. The Liberal Boy Scout Council met Tuesday evening for the annual elec- tlon of officers and the transaction of other business. The secretary was authorized to make application for renewal of charter and reports of committees . ' were received. The election of officers was next . in order; E. S. Irwin, who has acted "as president for the ' past several years, was placed in nomination, but emphatically declined the nomination. E. D. Cooper was placed in nomina tion and elected. Warren Farmer was ' elected vice president, W. B. King secretary, . and Everett Layman treasurer. Rev. Eli Walker was elected repre sentative to the national council, The Scout movement in Liberal is in good condition at this time, there being something like 100 Scouts in the different troops, each provided ' with Scout Masters and assistants, ' 'and others are being taken in from time to time. A lot of the credit for the success- ful building of the Scout organization in Liberal rests upon the shoulders - of the retiring president, E. S. Ir win. - Vx Scouting was fast dying in Liber al because there was not organized effort to keep the movement a live. The Liberal Chamber of Commerce got behind the proposition and ap pointed a committee consisting of E. 8. Irwin, H. G. Armstrong and J. B. Miller to investigate and report at the next meeting. - v Mr.' Irwin, as chairman of that committee, gave the time and effort . -right at the time when it was needed tlto save the organization, and when , cthe committee met with the business "then later an organization known as the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls Association was organized. Mr. Irwin was elected president of this association find thruogh its ef forts the scout movement was car ried forward until Liberal was en titled to a second class Council, which was organized and again Irwin was " selected to lead. Rev. Walker was elected Scout Commissioner and a 'full quota of Scout Masters and as sistants secured. All during this time the men of Lib eral gave hearty co-operation, yet it J was the untiring effort of E. S. Irwin ' during the formative period which!- MORE THAN 100 MEMBERS IN GOODFELLOWS EVERYBODY WANTS TO HELP SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER TO LIBERAL CHILDREN. The fellows are flocking to take membership in the Goodfellows Club and to date the membership list has reached more than 100, with others yet to come. Lists are being made of those who should receive gifts and on Christmas day a lot of homes are going to be made bright through the efforts of the Goodfellows. There is still room- for several more members and either W. B. King, Her bert Hobble or Earl Cooper will take your name and your check. Those who know of anyone who should receive the visits of the Good fellows on Christmas day should phone the Chamber of Commerce, phone 309, and leave the names. Do not be backward about sending in names as every child should be visit ed by Santa Claus. This is one undertaking always eagerly undertaken and willingly car ried out by the Liberal men and in past years they have had a great time of it. SWALLOWED NAIL . THREE YEARS AGO Kenneth Mahoney Taken to Hospital at Wichita for Operation. It may seem impossible that a nail could be taken into the lung of a human body, remain there three years and give no real serious trou ble. Kenneth Mahoney, 7-year-old son, of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mahoney of this city, has undergone that ex perience, but the past month he has been experiencing some trouble, caused by the nail in his lung. It was thought by physicians that the nail had passed on through his system and that if the nail was still in the little fe low's lungs, he would have a continuous high fever. How ever, an X-ray pictuie was token yesterday and the nail located, head down, in his lung, with very little, if any infection. Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney left with the boy Wednesday morning for 'l w;v .. 1 ,;ii v, i it iii.ba vvijclv ail ufjciauuii nui uc performed and the nail removed. It is hoped by their many friends 'tare that the boy will soon regain his henlth. Our Holy Christmas (Pierce Munsey) Again we approach the time when all the nations of Christendom gather on a single day with a sin gle thought. The day is Christmas. The occasion is in commemoration of the birth of a Jewish babe in a Bethlehem manger. Strange to say that in aH the nations there have been born babes that for a tim ehave held the destiny of a nation in the hol low of their hands and have thus cast their influ ence on generations of posterity, it remains tltut many of them are forgotten, some few have been remembered by their people for a few generations, by a few scattered memorials in bronze or stone; and scarcely none of them are honored outside of the narro wboundaries of their native lands. If we turne to France we are confronted with the sub lime Maid of Orleans and the colossal figure of Napoleon; as our faces turn to the south Spain lifts the sainted figure of Columbus; in far-off China the philosophical face of Confucius lifs itself above the decadency of a once-magnificent civilization and where the long stretches of India's coral strands stretch away in the distance Mahomet, the best of his day, is still worshiped. Rome thinks of its Caes- -ars and its g ittering legions. Greece but vaguely catches an occasional glimpse of its Plato, its Socrates and its Aris totle and where the Briton breathes, the words of Shakes peare hold lingering charm. But Vehod the Babe of Bethlehem! In the native lands of these illustrious dead, His name will be repeated in song, prayer and speech by countless millions. The names of all the myriad of distinguished personages that have lived since time began, will be utterly forgotten on this Holy Christmas day. Where sleep the very ashes of those who by their swords have changed the may o the word, the "Song of the Shepherd" and the "Messiah" will be herad. What a wonderful tribute! Devay has touched all the names of his tory but His! He has outlived His fellows. Atho the world has since His day been rent with countless wars, where whole nations have been exterminated and lost,' His Cross has stood unshaken. Philosophies have for a time flashed as a speeding meteor across the heavens and dying out in the distance have- left only the steady light of His gospel vnd;mmed and undiminished. With the passing of the years His lglit has grown stronger and will continue until the dawning of the "perfect day." THE LIONS' CLUB The Lions' Club had a real meet-1 ing at the Gr'.er Monday noon with J 29 members of the club present. Cub ! Penny was chairman. Reports of FRANK A. STOCK3TILL COMES MERCHANTS INSTITUTE JANUARY 8-12" several committees were heard aft er which the reading of the minutes and roll call were had. The Boy Scout committee report- FOR FIVE DAY SESSION NEXT MONTH. Frank A. Stockstill will come Jna- ed that there would be a meeting of uary 8 to remain for five days to con the Boy Scout Council this week and duc the Liberal , merchants' hwti. asked that all members of the Lions' tut8'. which has just been contracted Club who could, attend the meet:ng. bv the Liberal Chamber of Com The band committee reported that merce. arrangements were being made o ' Therc will be a noonday meeting keep Dr. Rawlins in charge of the to which all business and professional Legion band and that the boys would men ot the city and surrounding give their first public forma! concert . towns wm e welcome. At this meet- Wednesday night at the Baptist : lnB wr- awcissiui will talit on suo- church. The entertainment com mittee reported that they had made arrangements to have the New Years party in the basement of the Chris tian church and that all Lions and their families and the members of their Scout Troup No. 3, were invited and urged to be there This party will be on Monday night, January 1. On motion, tho regular meetings for Christmas and New Years dr.y were suspended. Motion carried. James I. Darst of the AHis-Chalmers Manufacturing company was a guest and made a very interesting talk concerning the tractor industry. Motion to adjourn carried. FORMER LIBERAL BOY WINS HONORS Son of Mr. and Mrs. Chat. Sealy Wins Fellowship of Boston University. Mr. and Mrs. Shas. Sealy of this city are in receipt of a letter from their son, James Sealy of Boston, Massachusetts this week, informing them that he has been elected by the faculty as the Frank B. Howard member of the Boston University School of Theology. The fellowship provides the fellow-elect with $500 during the schiol year. The echool elects two members each year and they can usually study nbroad. Mr. Sealy is planning to at tend the University of Berlin next year. Mr. Sealy is one of Liberal's boys who is making good. He is a gradu- jects of interest to business men and town builders. His subjects cover a wide range, and deal with the different phases of business, from the standpoint of the buyer as well as the seller. He has a fund of information which if put into practical use by the business peo ple will help all classes. Thd night meetings will be open to employes and deal with their prob lems, how to best serve their custom ers and make themselves avenues of assistance for buyers rather than merely to show and tie up goods. Stockstill is one of the big men in his line of work. He goes from here to Hutchinson for the next Institute, and several business men had expect ed to go to Hutchinson for the oc casion ,but since he is coming here, they will be saved the expense of the trip and all the business people can have the benefit. Now this proposition is not by any means for "big businesses." No bus iness is too large or too small to be benefited by the program and every man who deals with the public in any way should not fail to attend regu larly. If we would make Liberal a larg er and better town we can get some valuabe ideas from Mr. Stockstil. He has been in this business long enough that he has first hand facts and not a lot of theories. Ho may toll you . i. 1 1 i ,i :ii . mhiib tilings witu wiiii.ii yuu wui uu agree, but you are not obligated to follow any plun he lays down. He comes to tell you, and it is up to you. 'Talk the Institute, invite out-of- OBITUARY Susan McCormack was born Sep- brings the movement to its present j tember 24, 1845. in Catlrisburg, Ky. high state, and both the Scouts and Died Dec. 17, 1922, at the age of 77 their parents owe him a great deal years, 2 months, 25 days. She was of commendation. . Mr. Cooper steps into a smooth . working organization, and having had married to John McCoy in Ironton, Lawrence county, Ohio, November 6, 1864. They moved to Missouri after considerable experience will no doubt the Civil war and made that their be able to place Scouting on an even higher plane in the future. He is an able leader ,a man of good judg ment and with the loyal support of the people, Liberal will soon be known as one of the best Scout towns in the Southwest . ORGANIZE SEWARD COUNTY CLUB AT K. S. A. C. At a recent meeting of the Seward ! county K. S. A. C. club plans were fj perfected for work during Christmas ' vacation. ' unaer tne management oi Nilie Kneeland, president, Edgar Bush vice president, Mary Etzold, secretary and Leo Miller publicity manager, the club plans to attend the Chrsitmas chaple of the High School in a body. They are also plannng on Christmas entertain ment in honor of the K. S. A. C. alum ni and the L. H. S. seniors. This 4)1 be for the purpose of telling the seniors of the activities at K. S. A. C. and to furnish an opportunity for .the K. S. A. C. alumni and students ' to get together on the Memorial sta dium drive, which is being carried forward. The club is also working ,ut more extensive plans to be car ried on during the coming year. . Tfaa 0ounty Red Cross nurse, Miss I' Bounfts, reports that all the- cards giving parents notice that their chil dren need dental work .in the city have been sent out. She is now working" on the reports notifying the parents of the children of the Junior High School of the physical defects. Mr. and Mrs. Kuns who have been (visiting at the home of Mrs. Kuns' 'brother, Dr. E. H. Neighbors, left Sunday for( Los Angeles, California, wiiere they will .locate. home for 25 years. Moved to Kansas in 1891, then to Oklahoma in 1894 her husband securing a claim when the Cherokee Strip was opened for settlement in 1893, taking his family the following year and remaining on the farm till 1905, when they moved to Liberal, Kan. After only a few years spent together in their new home the husband died, leaving her to finish life's journey alone. After the death of her husband, she made her home with the youngest child, Mrs. J. J. Ryan. Ten children were born into the family, two dying in infancy, Lena and Ralph, the rest living . to be grown, John ,aged 22, meeting death by drowning in eastern Kansas, Chas. dying in Cripple Creek, Colo., at the age of 32. Six are still liv ing Wm. McCoy, Pinon, N. Mex.; Fred McCoy, Castleton, Utah; Kyle McCoy, Nardin, Okla.; Hugh McCoy, Guymon, Okla.; Mrs. J. C. Bicker, Grand Valley, Okla; Mrs. J. J. Ryan, Hugoton, Kan. She was a faithfu member of the Methodist church for 40 years, or more, attending its services till ill health prevented, having been an in valid from paralysis four years pre ceding her death. Rev. . and Mrs. A. E. Henry and children will go to Bucklin Monday and take Chrsitmas dinner at the home of Mrs. "Henry's mother. Rev. Henry will leave Monday evening for Chicago where he will attend a two day session conference of summer school presidents. Rev. Henry is president of the summer school of this conference. This meeting is a national one and there should be one hundred and forty presidents there, there being that many schools. A number of Legion posts thru out the state are planning competi tive rabbit hunts for the New Ycar-i day. The surplus rabbits are to be given to needy families of the town or to some benefit. The losing sido will be required to serve a banquet to the winners. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Light and chil dren visited Sunday in Kismet at the A. L. Light home. DeLaval Separators. Thos. W. Gaw. MRS. SIMONSON OF KISMET r o , , t i.,...1.t n. rv!ln(vn at Win. dlC Ul uuu lii vi .oit;t ii vuutgc nn ..... , . , , , , field, and from there he went to the r . . . . . ' . tend every meeting. They are for training camps and was made first . ' . t. . )UU1 UBllVI'b UIIU 1UI bill. lCIICli Vfc lieutenant. When he went overseas RECEIVES THE TURKEY he was made captain and also had Liberal as a market center. Mrs. Simonson of Kismet received the turkey Saturday at Taylor s' drug store by guessing nearest the number of customers thpy had that day. Mrs. Simonson guessed 1221, and the number of customers wus 1222. A chance to guess was given with every fifty cent purchase. the privilege of taking a three rnnntrm' . WALTER KING ATTENDS course in the Cambridge University! MEETING OF K. A. C. O. S. of England. He is now pastor of the B. J. Foster will spend Christmas in Pratt The American Legion Band BAPTIST CHURCH, WEDNESDAY EVENING, " DECEMBER 20, 1922 Liberal, Kansas ' - Dr. L. A. Rawlins, Director ' PROGRAM 1 Grand Processional March, The Silver Trumpets" 2 Overture, "The Sky Pilot" 3 Valse Caprice "The Crimson Petal" 4 Solo for Tuba, Air Varie, "Barbarossa" Mr. Earl Groves 5 Intermezzo, "Shades of Night" - INTERVAL Viviani Laurens - Jewell Barnhousc Friedland ft Mazurka Caprice, "Magnolia" - - Dalbey 7 Solo for Cornet, ?Polka dl Concert" - . - Brooks Dr. Rawlins (Mrs. Ebersole at the Piano) , , . 8 VaIse Lento, "In Blue-Bird Land" - Short 9 Medley Selection, "Superba" ' - - Dalbey 4 Maestoso and Allegro from "Light Cavalry," Polka Orig- ' inal, Andante from "Ungarische Lustspiel," Moderato (Spanish Dance) Original, Allegro Vivo from "Orpheus in der Unterweldt" Franklin Methodist church in Mai den, Mass. The Democrat James on his success and expects to I hear greater th'ngs of him in the fu I ture. His parents have just cause for i pride in his achievement. AN INVITATION , The Democrat goes to press one 1 day early this week that the mer- chants of Liberal might be able to get their last holiday shopping mes sage to the people. , In this issue are a groat many 1 splendid holiday advertisements you should read before starting out These advertisements ' are educational. . They are full of good suggestions of 1 what to give and where to get it. A few moments spent . reading over these ads may save you considerable : time in shopping and result in better i selections of gifts. Chrsitmas lines are still good and the merchants of Liberal extend a very cordial Invitation to all to in spect their offerings. Read the ads this week. Youll en joy it. SPECIAL MUSIC AT ADVENTIST CHURCH W. B. King returned Sunday n;ght from Wirh'ta where he attended a congratulates stute meeting of the Presidents and Secretaries of Cliumbers of Com merce. Mr. King reports a very good meeting and good attendance. The League of Kansas Municipalities representatives were present at the meeting, those present from the League being George L. Kreeck, mayor of Lawrence, Kan.; Mr. Pol lock, attorney, from Kansas City Kan., and W. A. Layton, city man ager of Salina, Kan. The log'blativo program of the League of Kansas Municipalities for the coming session of the legislature consisted of the following proposed measures: ,. To give power to the cities of second and third class to pass zoning ordinances. 2. Half of the auto licenses from all cities to go to the city for street maintenance. 8. A change in the present mob law so that it takes 10 people to con stitute a mob instead of three, as at present 4. Trust deed law to simplify the foreclosure of real estate loans. The next meeting will be held in Topeka April 20-21 and Mr. King and Mr. Hobble both expect to at-' tend. . - ,.. . i The meetings at the Seventh Day Adventist church will continue all next week. Some of the subjects will be "The Bible and Turkey " "The Battle of Armageddon," "The Judg- iment," "Peace and Safety." . ) The old world today is in a perplex ity, an3 men's hearts failing them I for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming 'upon the earth. I Evangelist Johnson is well known throughout the state. Mrs. J.-P. Scott and baby Flor-1 Mystery Box WOMAN'S FOREIGN . MISSIONARY SOCIETY The following is the program for the next meeting, Dec. 27, 1922. Hostess Group No. 8. ' Devotional Topic Bibe Women- Mrs. D. C. Wood. Handicaps to Progress (Text book) Mrs. Beattee. Reading Wanie Condit. Demonstration: "At the Well" ! ence will leave Thursday morning i for Humboldt, ' Kansas, where she ! will vis't dt the home of her parents l over Christmas. . Miss F'orence Enlow, bookkeeper in Taylor's, will leave Saturday even ing for her home In Plains, where she will spend Christmas at her home. Remember the Christmas offering. Misses Lynn and Mable Bunting arrived this last week from Folson, New Mexico where they are teach ing school this year. They will spend the two Weeks vacation here visiting at their home west of the city.