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Save The Waste and Win The War
THE MEADE COUNTY NEKIS
The Only Demociatic Paper In Meade County
Official County Paper
MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1917.
' Meade Chautauqua, August 10 ,
Don't Get Excited
Don't let the "minimum-wheat-price"
scare you. All it means
is that the goverrment is going
to protect the farmer m case
peace is declared, so he will be
safe in putting out a big acreage.
Wheat may go to $2 50 or $3.00
if cooditionsareTight regardless
of what the minimum prce may
be. Every indication points to
higher prices, as the world's
wheat supply is far short of the
demand -only about two-thirds-
nd Kansas could raise a quarter
of a billion bushels without mal
ing up the loss caused by the
Get it clear. There is nothing
to worry about as long as the
government does not set a low
MAXIMUM price. The mini
mum only means the LOWEST.
It can be anything above that.
Last Friday the Minneola ball
team came down and defeated
the home team by a score of 4
Sunday the home team went to
Atwater wTiere they won by a
score of 8 to 3.
Wednesday the boys played a
return game at Minneola where
they lost by a score of 3 to 1. :
The next game will be played
Sunday at Mo itezuma.
The Kismet team will play a
return game at Meade next Wed
nesday, August 1st.
Med Crois Notes
' rue regular meetings ortoe
Red Cross are held on Tuesday
and Thursday afternoon in the
basement of the Baptist church.
Tuesday is regular work day
and Thursday work and the
i . . ...
easiness meeting are comomea.
A delegation will go to Fowler
this evening for the purpose of
organizing a branch or an auxil
iary, as the Fowler people de-.-ire.
At the present time the Meade
Chapter is working on field hos
(Second Commissioner District)
Contributions are dueand pay
.aole and to facilitate collections
complete list of contributers has
teen placed in each bank in
Meade, and subscriptions can be
paid at e ither place. If you con
tributed and your name does net
Appear on the list, please let me
hear from you.
H Llewelyn Jones,
Try our Merchants Lunch. '
Home made bread and pies.
At Layton s Cafe
1st door north of Opera House Phone'269
Lots 6 to 13 inclusive Block 4, Wichita Addition
Lots 2 to 6 inc. Block 1, Brown & Bigger's Addition
Lots 2 to 11 inc. Block 2, Brown & Bigger's Addition
All under fence. Good well, mill and reservoir. Num
ber of trees. Will make ideal poultry or truck farm.
Good deed. For further particulars call at The News
office. No agents.'
Mrs. Minerva Smith, mother
of L. A. Smith, of Meade, died
at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. F. G. Buffin, Danville, I!li
nois, Thursday July 19, 1917,
Rhodes Smith and family set
tled two miles south of Fowler,
early in the year 1882. Six years
later the family returned to
Hoopeston, Vermilion county,
Illinois, and which has since been
Mrs. Smitb,s home.
She is survived by lour .child
ren; Mrs. Marintha D.uffin,' Dan
ville, Illinois, Frank Smith, Mad
Tnjiaoa, Lewis Smith, of
.Meade .and James Gouty bv a
former marriage of Covington,
Twice within a week'tbe Grim
Reaper has visited the Martin
Buck home. On Tuesday, July
17th Martin Buck departed this
life, and on Sunday, the 22nd,
his wife followed. Mrs. Buck
had, not been in perfect health
and the shock of her husband's
death was too great for her to
withstand. While attending his
funeral she suffered a stroke of
paralysis, from which he never
Rebecca Eckhoff wa born
January 26, 1861, was married to
Martin Buck, August 28, 1882
Seven children were born to this
union, six of whom are living.
Deceased came to Meade coun
ty with her husband in 1886 and
has since made it her home.
Those who survive are; two
daughters, Mrs. Geo. Boehling
and Mrs. Wm Cordes, of Uneda,
four eons, Ed, Ben. Or mood, .and
Albert, all at home; two sisters,
Mrs. Mattie Daily, ef Seattle,
Washington, and Mrs. Mary
Pickett, of Rageo, Nebraska,
and three brothers, Lewis, John,
and Will Eckhoff, of Wilcox,
Funeral services were held at
the German Lutheran church at
Uneda, Wednesday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. Knocke, of
Pratt, ; and interment made in
theptone School cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our neigh
b rs and friends for their many
acts of kindness during the sicl
ness and at the death of our par
ents. Buck Brothers,
Mrs. Geo. Boehling
Mrs. Wm Cordes
Hot and dry is right.
MEADE COUNTY SEED
Organized Last Tuesday Representatives From All Parts
Of The County Present If You Want To Help Sign
Coupon Below And Send It In At Once
At a meeting held at the Court
House in Meade beginning at 2
o'clock on Tuesday, July 24, the
following men who were repre-
sentatives of the firms appointed
by Governor Capper over Meade
County to constitute an organi-
zation for the Meade County seed
F. W. Curl Meade
Louis Boehler Meade
A E. Shanks .Meade
A. J. Plush Meade
J. H. Collingwood. Plains
R. C. Moore Plains
O. T. Wilson.. Plains
D. E. Wooddell Fowler
A. R. Upp Fowler
C. M. Gates Meade
W. T.Gray Meade
Geo. D. Hall Fowler
F. D. Morrison Fowler
W. F. Casteen Meade
E. E. Innis Meade
A. V. Angel Plains
Frank Armatraut Plains
Fred Johnson... Fowler
M. M. Way Fowler
L. O. Webb ... Missler
Emery Smith... Missler
W. L. Griffin ....Missler
At this meeting the following
men were elected:
......A: J. Plush
J.F. 1). Morrison
Geo. D. Hall
W. T. Gray
Fred Johnson.... Fowler
The above named men were
elected an executive committee
to administer the affairs of the
Meade County seed wheat com
mittee. The State seed wheat
committee has prepared general
rules and regulations under
which seed wheat can be secur
ed on a crop share basis. It is
very essentia t bet every acre of
Do you wish to obtain seed
How many bushels?
Do you wish to buy seed wheat through the commjtte'. at the
market price? How
Description of the land intender for seeding
State the condition of the land
How many acres summer fallowed? . ..
How many acres in spring crop?
How much seed wheat do you have on har.d?
How much more seed wheat havp you on band thiin you will
need for your own sowing?
State at what railway station you will take the seed.-1
When do you commence sowing?
Name and address of owner of the land?.
Your name and address?.
The State Seed Wheat Committee will guarantee the quality
of the seed wheat wbicb tbey furmsb to be free from ryeand other
There will be an important
meeting of t be Cbautatqua guar
antors next Monday evening at
8:00 o'clock on the Chautauqua
grounds. This is important.
land which is fit for wheat be
sown this fall. Now that the
minimum price is guaranteed to
.the fanner he. is safe in going
lahead and putting in as lai-ge an
acreage as he can properly farm.
In order to expedite affairs it
will be necessary that every
'farmer who desires to take ad-
vantage of the crop share plan
for procuring his seed wheat to
answer the questions found in
this issue so that the committee
may have this information in its
hands right away. It is earnest
ly urged that you go to any bank
or elevator in Meade County or
toanyof the above named com
mittee and give item this full
Cards have been sent to each
of this committee and tbey will
be glad to have your report.
They also have cards for sub
scriptions to the 20 per cent fund
for Meade County. The plan is
for Meade County to furnish
one-fiftbof this seed wheat fund
and toe State committee will
furnish four fifths. The man
who subscribes to the County
fund will share pro-rata in one
fiftbof the profits drived from
wheat raised in this County, and
any one subscribing to the State
committee will share pro rata in
four fifths of the crop raised in
All officers are giving their
time gratis to this work and
there will be but very little ex
pense in getting together the in
formation necessary, and only
actual expenses will be charged
Answer the following questions
if you desire to obtain wheat for
6eed in Meade County on the
crop share plan. Kindiy fill out
and hand to any bank or elevator
or send to Geo, D. Hall, Secre
wheat on the one-filth share plan?
maty bushels? J
Free Delivery Maybe
A representative of the U Si
postal department yas in the
city this week getting facts re
garding free delivery for Meade.
Should such come to pass our
readers will be duly informed.
Herbert Jones and Bernard
McMeel both of whom bad their
applications filed at Ft. Riley
for admission into the second
officers1 training camp, have re
ceived notice to present them
selves for personal examination
before officers of the United
Statesarmy atGarden City, Aug
sut first. 8oo men from Kansas
will hi examined and from this
number 288 will be selected to
be sent to to Ft. Snelling Min
nesota training camp. 29 men
will be chosen as alternates
These men will be given three
months training and at the end
of that time those who pass the
required examination will be giv
en commissions in the United
States Army. It is the hope of
TheNewa that our boys succeed.
Mrs. A. V. Bateman, of this
city, has received a letter from
her son Charlie, statin? that he
had enlisted in Co. G, 2nd Mon
tana Infantry. He is now in the
William IlenryjHarrison training
camp at Helena Montana.
The Home Guards
The Home Guards now meet
regularly for drill. At their last
practice two veterans of '61,
Messrs Kelley and Griggs, took
part in the drill and we are ad
vised stepped" with the boys.
Tbe .Home guards recently or
ganized in Meade, is not tbe first
organization of tbat kind in this
county. Tbe following, taken
from Tbe Pearleit Call, dated
June 1Mb, 1879, records a prev
"The Meade County Guards
now bave over fifty members.
Tbey have received twenty stand
of arms, and will get forty more
next week The officers are: R.
A. Milligan, captain, and Messrs
Brown and Gantz lieutenants,
The company met for drill and
other purposes on the 11th inst.,
and adopted a name Milligan
A later notice reads, "The Mil
Ijyan Guards will meet for drill
and other business on the third
Monday of each manth hereafter
The next meeting will be held at
tbe residence of Mr. L. T. Phill
ips on which occasion it is vague
ly hinted the Captain intends to
set up five kegs of beer for the
boys. A full attendance is hoped
for, to tbe end that tbe beer may
not Le allowed to spoil." '
Please pay your delinquent
subscription right now.
WE NEED THE MONEY
Statements have been sent to
all subscribers whoe subscrip
tion is not paid in advance, and
it is the hope of the management
that all will respond with remit
tance promptly. Delinquent
subscriptions will not pay our
bill during war times or at any
other time Dear readers, it
takes cash and we trust that
you will not delav in sending re
mittance, Remember, tbe price
remains the same One dollar a
year in advance.
If your subscription remains
unpaid August 10th, there will
be an (x) in tbe above square
THE MEADE COUNTY NEWS
Big Free Show
On Monday afttrnoon, July 30
there will be a free show at the
opera bouse. Tbe following will
give an idea of tbe nature of it.(
A Kansas parable of tbe sow
er who went forth to sow has
been made into a moving picture
play and the actors are eleven
real Kansas farmers, not the
whiskered caricatures found in
every so-called rural drama.
Their.actions are perfectly nat?
ural, for they know the differ
ence between a silo and a separ
ator. No farmer can go away
from this picture show with the
disgusted saying that it doesn't
look like tbe real thing.
I Did you ever eat a mid-after-!
noon lunch in the harvest field?
j Tbat is one of tbe things shown
land it is really artistic because
it is so perfectly natural.
The photoplay has a love plot
and there is a touch of the mili
tary in it, but the main theme is
"Winning With Wheat'' which
serves as a title.
A young man gets interested
in tbe appealof the Kansas Coun
cil of Defense for more and bet
ter wheat, and tries to get bis
father to get into the game. Tie
old man ridicules the idea, but
allows bis son to try out bis 4 fool
notions." Tbe son raises 36
bushels of weeat to the acre 1o
bis father's 15 and he marries
the girl and all goes well, but
there is so much to it tbat you'll
bave to see it. It has all the mod
ern tricks of moving pictures,
fade-outs, close btsv' dissolving
views and beautiful Kansas scen
ery with everything real from
tbe horses pulling the binder to
tbe cat on tbe front steps. Com
petent cr.tics who bave seen it
say that it is better than many
of tbe standard productions. It's
a real story with real facts for a
plot and it is intensely interest
Tbe wheat film will be shown
at Meade on July 3Cth, 1917, at
1:30 p. m., without admission
charges through tbe kindness
and patriotism of II. B. Phelps,
at the Phelps theatre."
"The Builder of Bridges"
"Hesper of the Mountains" at
Phelps theatre next Tuesday
and ' The Builder of Bridges"
Saturday. Both are reted among
the best in moving pictures.
Mr Kalph A. Bennett and Miss
Voyza B. Graves, both of Plains.