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fraE EADE COUNTY The Only Demociatic Paper In Meade County Official County Paper VOLUME XIX. MEADE. KANSAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918. NUMBER 1. M -NEWS rl y r i . i ! ... V FOR SALE "Good 5-room house north part of town, two lots all for $700, easy terms. ' 160 acres in Logan town ship, 50 acres in cultivation 30 acres of this is in alfalfa, abundance living water. $2000 if taken soon. $500 cash will handle it. 80-acre farm five miles from Meade. Contains, by actual surveo 56,000 tons of f.ne silica. 50 acres wheat land tinder cultivation and in wheat, 20 acres in alfalfa. Per acre $42 FRANK FUHR First National Bank Bldg. Meade Kansas To Take Income Tax Returns It will require a small army of men to take the income tax re turns of persons subject to the new law. Collector of Internal Revenue, W. II. L. Pepperell has announced that his officers would start from headquarters on January 2nd, so they are now out meeting the people and help ing them to make out their in come tax returns. The officer assigned to 'Meade county is due to arrive here on February 5 1918 and remain un til February 12, 1918, both dates inclusive. He will have bis of fice in Plains, postoffice Feb. 5th & 6th Meade, court bouse 7th to lOtb Fowler, postoffice, 11th & 12th It will be well for every un married person whose net in come for 1917 is $1,000 or over, end every married person living with wife or husband whose net income for 1917 is $2,000 or over to call on the income man and learn whether or not. they have any tax to pay. The psrson sub ject to tax who doesn't make re turn in the time prescribed is going to regret it, for the Gov ernment will be after all income tax slackers. Departed Mrs. Anna Gibbs died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. F. Fee, to day, after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Gibbs made several visits to Meade, and when her health failed, she made her permanent home with her daughter. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. from the Fee residence. J. C. Kagland wife and sons, went to Knglewood Monday. C-5 Have You Seen The New Apex Suction Cleaner Let us demonstrate one in your own home. No trouble to show you. This places you undef no obligation. 1 Ml I I H TELEPHONE 104. Volume XIX No. I With this issue The News Ins passed another milestone in Us history. The past year's work has been pleasant and we have enjoyed a generous share of patronage, for which we desire at this time to ithank our patrons, and if in your judgment we merit it, to ask a continuance of same. We begin onr eighteenth year with the same business policy - we have had in the past-t-fair treatment to all, and being hu man, we appreciate the same in return. We endeavor to treat all alike, and if by our fair deal ings we have merited any bo quets we prefer to have them while we live, for that's the only time we can appreciate them. To our patrons we wish a prosperous year, and hope that before the clo-e of 1'JiS peace will rein on earth and that there will be 'freedom for all forever.' ' Miss Lucile Twist returned to Wichita Friday al ter spending 'the holidays with ber mother, Mrs. Sadie Twist. Miss Twist 4s studying music under Prof. and Madam Carter, and is highly pleased with her work. Third Liberty Loan' A request has been made by the government asking that all posters advertising the first and the second Liberty Loan bonds now displayed in windows or other places be taken down. The national loan will be of ficially designated as the Third Libertv Loan. Other names Victory Loan, Freedom Loan, and Peace Loan were suggested along with numerous others, but the government has decided that the Third Liberty Loan is a more appropriate title. The loan will be sometime af ter February 1st, and the amount and the rate of interest will be decided later. Bocook Family to Return John Teeter has traded a part of his Meade county land to E. W. Bocook for land in Grant county Mr. Bocook lived in the Artesian Valley until about two years ago, when he sold his land here and located in Grant county but it seems that he couldn't foi get Meade county and took ad vantage of the first opportunity to return. Mr. Teeter also re sided in Meade county and a lew j years ago moved to Missouri, i It seems thet the 'call of Kansas' was too much for him to resist. We regret, however, that his re turn is not to Meade county. We welcome the Bocook family back. k School commenced Wednesday after the holiday vacation. TO ORGANIZE FARM BUREAU With An Agricultural Agent Will Help Every Farmer In The County An enthusiastic meeting nf business men and farmers was held at the court house this after noon for the purpose of deter mining whether or not a county tarm agent was wanted in Meade county. J. M. Kessler, of the cooperative extension service U. S. Department of Agriculture was present to give tbe necessary information as to the necessary steps to be taken to organize. Before there can te a perma- nent organization, petitions with at least 2S0 signatures must-b presented, when a County Farm Bureau, consisting of a chairuiau and ten directors will be organ ized whose duty it will be to hire a county agent who must be ap proved by the State Agriculture College. The voice of the meeting was unanimous in favor of the Farm Bareau and those who are to cir culate the petitions were at once appointed. They are: Fowler twp. A. B. Roberts. Crooked Creek twp.C. G Per kins. Mertilla twp. Otto Bortb, E. Basinger, Harry Bellamy. West Plains twp. John Rob ert. Meade Center twp. R. T. Wor man, J. R Graves', II. N. Holde man Cimarron twp. Frank Ar men trout. Odee twp. Fred Ross, G. P. Gamble, Wm Boehling Sand Creek twp. Judsoo Hul burt, E. P. Desmarias. Logan twp. To be filled. The Farm Bureau with a Coun ty agent stationed here will help every farmer in the county. He isn't hired to set the price on your farm products, but to help bini to raiseand better products The government is very much in favor of these County Farm Bureaus nd pays one fourth of the salary, the State pays one fourth, and the county one-half. If tht Government eodorses the idea it mi:st be good, and Meade county is going to have an Agricultural Agent wuh all tho necessary "trimmings Mr. G. M. Brown of the Red Front Variety store has our thanks for some fine apples. He was unfortunate in having sever ol boxes damaged by frost en routc from the state of Wash ton here. K. B. Black spent a few hours this week with his father, Moses Black. He recently received a commission as Captain in the Engineering Corps, and expects to be called soon. The Royal Neighbors surpris ed Mrs. F. G. Holderman at her borne in this city. A pleasant evening was spent and delicious refreshments served. Wednesday eveninga number of the friends of Robert Mabrey surprised him at his home in the east part of the city, the event being in honor of bis birthday. After Mr. Mabrey recovered, of the opinion that Kaiser Bill Irom the surprise, which wasjandall bis Honenzolleren rtla comphte, a pleasaat evening fol-itions would be residing here in lowed. Delicious refreshments I America before such howlers were served. had the task accomplished. Red Cross Membership Meade Center township 483 Plains and Cimarron Fowleraud Crooked Ck. Logan township Odee township Mertilla township S.ind Creek township 370 350 126 125 105 70 Total 1629 I have i nly to call your atten tion to the above records to prove to you that we have as loyal a class of citizens, in Meade Coun ty as there is in the Stat a, taking in consideration the financial condition and the present out- ! look for a future crop. We defy- any County in the State to beat: our record. i Per the great success cf this drive, we must thank the mem- bcrship committees of each I towuship. They have proven themselves loyal supporters and efficient workers and the results obtained should be a sufficient hint to the wise, that the citizens of each township are capable, willing and take pride in doing their part in this great, war, if we will only give them a chance to take care of their own townr ship. Geo. W. Day, Executive Chairman. Will Move Office Soon Within a shorttime the office of the County Attorney will be located in the Meade State Bank building and the office of County Engineer Black will be in. the rooms vacated by the County At torney. This change is being made on account of the addition al amount of work the County Engineer has. Previous to 'now he has had his office in' the jury! room and at each term of court was compelled to vacate. In ad dition tothis inconvenience there was no place for his record. This is another time when the need of a larger court bouse is gently brought to our minds. The War Debt Washington, January 1 United States entered the The new year with a national net debt (f 5,15,000,000, more than five times greater than when it enter ed the war nine months ago, but only one-third of the debt which: j promises to develop by the first j of next year. The debt per cap I it.t is about $51 and the percent-l a;:e nf debt to estimated na'ioiial ; wealth is 2' per cent. ! Mis Elnora Redmond return ed to Meade Tuesday, after a wcel.s sty with her parents at Pittsburg, Kansas. ' . Mr. John Grander is another of Meade's patriotic citizens, and since he can't shoulder a,gun and fight, has decided to do his bit by seeing 'that the fire is built and the room comfortable for the Red Cross ladies on their regular meeting days. Every time we hear. some one who has no intention of going to the front criticising the boys, who have offered their lives to their c mntry, for using tobacco we wonder how long we would be in winning the war if we had to depend on those who do not smoke and those who howl about the use of tobacco (and who per- j baps do things ten times worse themselves) to win it. We are Beginning Saturday, January 5th, and lasting one week, I will sell a number of auto accessories below cost. Also have a few Goodyear, Firestone and Mil ler tires and tubes left at the old price at a lib eral discount if bought new. Graves Tire & Repair Co. Phone 105. Meade, Kansas MmanBjmmxsmxiavmaaaBBBBan NOTICE The junior member of this firm having temporarily withdrawn to enlist in the U. S. Army all persons knowing themselves indebted to us are requested to call and settle said accounts at once, so it will be possible for us to make a satisfactory adjustment of our business. Braden Grocery Company Constituents of Milk j - MADE AT , , V Manhattan, Kansas. The following is for one year's milking. BREED JERSEY GUERNSEY IIOLSTEIN AYRSHIRE MILK 8,317.7 lbs. 7..W.1 Itm. 14,.W.'.W II. lt.b'U.') Ib. KAT 44H.431M. .VH.MItm. M4.(.T Ibx. 450 23 lb. i'KOTF.IN 327.7211m. 2x.'ll 11m. 47H.f71l. ' 4.W lb. SU;AR 4".14111s. 3.12.1 lli. .H.4'MI. , ft.5.89 lb. ASH i.2.3H1I,k. .'.I.lflllm. 93 'IHlm. WI.77 Itm. KIWI limiFMA"wft'""W'''MTllTTfTW mvmvjf Important Notice TO REGISTRANTS Under jurisdiction of Meade county Local Board who-e or der numbers are between No. 1 and No 3"f inclusive. There has been m.i.led to you a questionnaire which you are required by law to execute and return within, seven days from the date thereof. Failure to do so constitutes a misdemeanor punishable by not to exceed one year's imprison ment; and such failure may also deprive you of Viluable rights and result in your immediate in duction into military service and trial by court-martial. C. A. Marrs, Member of Local Board. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our neigh bors and friends for the kindness and sympathy tbey showed us during the illness and loss of our loved one. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gillick and son Mr. and Mrs. Newal and children Mr. Jas. Whan Maryslam Mary had a little lamb, and on a Sunday 'morn she shingled off its fljecy locks and spun them into yarn. And then the- yarn she deftly k c it into a sweater blue and sent it in a soldier's kit to warm a soldier true. A Sam my opened up the. kit and found the sweater there, and then he nearly threw a fit and raved and tore bis hair. It fit him like a gunny sack; 'twas long in front and short in back; one sleeve was short, the other long, but then 'twas new and soft and warm Aod so his &un in hand he took and went the foe to meet; be looked just like a bale of hay that's grown a pair of feet. And when theFritzies saw him come they dropped their guns and laughed, which angered Sammy and he smote them both before and aft. He captured ninety thousand sdutch, or maybe more or less, and marched them proud ly back to camp, a hero you may guess. And when the news at last got borne of bow that Sammy fit, a million Marys went to work and knit, and knit, and knit. S.