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Only Ten Shopping Until Christmas . . . Those" Other A CP Checks Better Hurry t "VOL. XLII Official County Paper 4olin son, Stanton County, Kansas Thursday, December 5, 1940 Official City Paper NUMBER 23 Polishing Grade Will Complete Earth Fill; Culverts All in San Ore Construction Company will start finishing touches on high- way US160 in Stanton County to open i to traffic when they begin graveling the road. They expected to get the job start- ed this week, weather permitting. They will begin at Glen York's place and work ,vest, using gravel from a pit north of Big Bow. I-Iardman got the contract for this gravel job but they and San Ore work together using whichever company is nearest or ready for the job. San Ore men are located at Ulysses and will work out of there on the Stanton County job and the highways they will gravel in Grant County. Ed Hyatt of the Harper Construc- tion Company doing the earth work Completion of Project !Memberships Ticket to Annual Banquet IT Red Cross The Farm Bureau will entertain Still Accepted the 4-H club members who have~ completed their projects at the an- I naul achievement banquet at theI Methodist church in Johnson Mon- day night. The Big Bow unit will serve the banquet at 6:80. Willard Mayberry will speak on "The Future of Youth." Project champion awards will be made. Keith B0ttin and Jewel Kilgore will report on their trip to the American Royal as dele- gates from the county. After the meeting the group wttl go to the Southwest Theater where the 4-H members will be guests of the management to see the picture "Untamed." Y hecks Bigger Checks to Local Men With Multiple Farms Will Come Later Stanton County Red Cross chap- ter membership has grown to 110 with five division of the county still not reported on. Counties are using 10 per cent of their total popula- tion as their quota which places [ Stanton's quota at 144 on the basis of the census taken last spring. The county still has a chance to meet its quota. The Big Bow school joined the junior Red Cross to put all graded schools of the county in this program. If a worker has not contacted you about your membership, do not wait for one to come to you but go to Mrs. J, E. Tolson. membership chairman, or J. B. Cockrum at the bank who is secretary of the chap- ter. They will each enroll you and give you a membership card, pin and window sticker. Greeley County with an enroll- ment of 281 which gives them bet- Every Local Co-operator I Applies for Parity I All farm. operators of Stanton County except three non-resident farmars have filled applications for the 1940 parity payments at the county AAA office, Miss Jean Saun- ders said Tuesday. Stockmen Take Cattle To Kansas City Market Clarence Winger and LeRoy Cross shipped two carloads of cat- tle from Johnson to Kansas City Saturday. O. E. Josserand shipped three carloads from Johnson and Saunders. All the men went to the market with their cattle and got home early yesterday morning. S ter than 17 per cent membership, Will Meet Deerfield Here is expected to head the state list again this year as they have in the Tomorrow Night; Ulysses past. Next Thursday Night TWO shipments of ACP checks. Church Supper Basketball season started last week or Johnson teams. The high and grading on US160 from John- arrived at the local office during l AuctioI1 Bazaar school boys clinched their opener son east to the county line sailthe past week to bring the total they have six miles to polish and payments receipted to date on the Saturday Niuht with Kendall by 52 to 14. Friday should be finished by the middle of 1940 farm program to $54,167.25. [ night they will meet Deerfield on next week if weather stays clear. That amount covered 529 ch,,cksi -- the home court and next Thursday .... e h-1" "h total nunI The newly-organized women I night, December 19, Ulysses will When they get the grade polished wmcn is ov r [ a L e +. -+ ber ex ect~d in the count I group of the Methodist church will ! come to Johnson. it is ready for graveling and then P ~ Y" I sponsor a chicken supper and ba-] The town teams took two sleep- ready for traffic. A bundle of checks came Wednes- I ........ i :zaar at tne cnurcn ~aturuay eve-.ers from Manter on the Johnson State highway men say it is pos-iday of last week and contained 201 ~ ~,;. .........a ~ .....~ I slble but not probable the road will checks totaling $9 777 48 on multi- -,-s .......~, -+--- Z.~- :+-~ j court Wednesday night of last week be finished by the first of the year, I ' " oeen an annuat chair or the Laules I The baskets seemed unusually hard pie farm applications and 82 check~ :A ~,~_,:_~.. ~+~, +~ ........ + because winter work is slow and [overing $460669 on single farms. A,u. ~t~itlll~ ~A~. ..... ~ .... ! to hit and all players were a trifle weather is uncertain. It is possibleI ' ' " six o'clock the entertainment will: A bigger shipment came T~.75d~.y continue with a program followed* rusty on their game. The prelimin- with 105 checks for $1078 to gravel a mile of roadbed a dayt ary game dragged out to a 16 to 14 but, according to the state men, al ' ' " by an auction of handwork articles'~ finish while the first teams pepped singles and'26 payments on multi-made b- th~ women durin" the y ~ s it up a little and ended their game half a mile is nearer to what is pies amounting to $10,622.96. year I, Most payments thus far have Revenue obtained from the sup-i30 to 18. acomplished. been on singles, most of which go per and sale of the atricles will beI Mrs. Alfred Ward, jr., who has Daughter of Former to non-remdent' farmers,, as most used for the work of the organiza- i been~ ill with flu is still not able to County Treasurer Dies local operators have multiple farm%, tion which embraces all women who return to her school work at Lone Checks for local men will make up care to belong, t Star school. Mrs. Don Weaver sub- Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Kennedy] moved this week from the section foreman house to Mrs. Sarah Ror- ick's house north of the East Side Cabins. stituted for her Thanksgiving week and until Thursday of last week when she had to quit because of other duties. Miss Evelyn Winger started substituting for her Thurs- day. Elmer Kennedy underwent an ap- pendicitis operation at the Syra- cuse hospital Monday. Dr. G, W. Wright was the operating physi- cian. the biggest share of the remainder of payments. Blanch Mae Lucky, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Luckey, died in the Lazar, Colo., hospital December 1+ following an appendicitis operation. The mother was formerly county treasurer of Stanton County. Blanch was born in Johnson arml was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Dunigan. Paul Saunders has been in Wich- ita since Tuesday of last week. John Frier has been receiving treatment at the veterans hospita! in Wichita since the latter part of November. Mrs. J. L. Webb, who has beefl ill for two weeks, was taken to the Murray hospital in Dodge City Monday. Mrs. Ralph Gray was brought home from the Elkhart hospital Wednesday. She is recovering from an appendicitis oper@tion. Subscribe now for Th- Pioneer Every Child to Speak, :All but 1 Will Be in Costume Every child in the Johnson grado schools will have a speaking part in the Christmas operetta "In Quest of Santa Claus," to be presented at the high school auditorium at $ o'clock Wednesday evening, Deeem. ber 18. The entertainment is free and the teachers and pupils invite everyone in the community to at- tend. In making this announcement. Miss Ernestine Peery, grade school principal, said, "It will be worth going to see." Over 100 children are in the cast and all except one, the leading character, have costumes. Group singing and a solo help tell the strut of the operetta. Geraldine Farrar will play the part of the leading character, Jane, a girl hunting for Santa Claus who will be protrayed by Gale York. Galen Fiss will be Wangl, lead- er of the gobblins. The five spirits will be Iris Edmisson, Lorraine Cross, Darlene VanMeter, Marjorie Walker and Dorothy Lee Twyford. Miss Gwen Hunt, music instruc- tor, will direct the operetta. Miss Pecry had charge of costume pro- duction and was assisted by moth- ers of the children. Miss Erma Lou Henthorn, Miss Marjorie Brownlee and Miss Ruby Oser have helped with costumes, scenery construc- tion, direction and all the other work required in production of an operetta. Miss Thelma Peterson underwent an appendicitis operation in a Hutchinson hospital Friday morn- ing. Miss Nina Dimitt took her to Dodge City Thursday evening where she boarded a train and went on to Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Cad Jones are mov- ing into Mrs, Belle Wolfe's house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs, Herschel Kennedy. County Agent I-L O. W~ales will go to Meade Wednesday to attend a two-day outlook meeting. S was the keynote that pro- vided 5~terest in the two-day Farm Bureau festival Friday and Satur- day, with the free barbecue lunch Saturday as possbily the highlight of the affair. Plays, talks, demon- strations, reports, business sessions and musical numbers made up the two-day program. The Worthwhile unit placed, first in theplay contest Friday afternoon with their play. "The Roar of the Twist." Paul AUshouse played ,the part of an old man with a mental twist who roared like a lion with the toothache. His :Lealousy of an education made trouble for his wife played by Mrs. Len Asplin, and his @ @ unit presented the play, "The Re- juvination of Jane." But not in to the annual Farm Bureau meet- competition. Cast of the play was Mrs. W. R. Puyear, Mrs. Clarence 0 $ get the most out of the different Trostle was named secretary-treas- cuts. He told of different methods urer. Sam Sehmidt was elected of curing and gave the following delegate and M. E. Craig alternate. recipe for sugar cure: to 100 pounds of pork use 6 to 8 pounds salt, 3 Craig and Floyd Arnold reported around the bones. For large hams on the state Farm Bureau meet- leave in cure 5 weeks and bacons ing and W. T. Jones reported and such leave 3-4 weeks. He said on the state agricultural meeting. November and December are the The high school girls gave an pa-best months to dress and cure pom~ triotic ensemble. Elwood Lodle led and cautioned if you cure pork to the group singing with Miss Gwen be sure to butcher and start th management. Girls of the Farm Bureau and AAA office gave a musical skit "The ing. W. T. Jones was elected dele- Life of a County Agent." Charac- gate to the state board of agricul- ters were Mr. Wales, who came in- ture meeting at Topeka in Janu- to the office feeling fine but sat ary and Ray Trostle was his alter- down on a tack, Clarence Winger nate. Mrs. M. E. Craig was reelected I who was given a huge stack of pa- home and community chairman.{ pers to sign, Justin Jones who The Big Bow unit had a chorus l came in to see about a loan, and this year instead of a play. It was Spot who came in and was made comprised of Mesdames Ralph AI- to get under the table. ler, Ivan Nicholas, Bushman, Carl Miss W. Pearl Martin, home Lucas, W. T. Jones, A. L. Kearney, health and sanitation specialist, lee- Winfred Nicholas, Archie Rose, J. tured on posture and assisted by L. Foresman, Charles Garey, Dorel Melvin Winger, showed how to Lindsisy with Mrs. R. P. Dotzour achieve good posture. at the piano. They sang three num- Six booths were on display at the sons,Keith and Dwaln Battin. Oth- Hunt at the piano. er ehargcters were played by Mrs. County Agent H. O. Wales esti- Herschel Kennedy, Mrs. Warreh mates about 150, including some ~Conn and Oscar Shepard. This play higl~ school students, were in at- ~is nOW eligible for the district play 'tendance that afternoon. festival. ] Satlirday morning presidents of Three Units Give l~yl I all the unl?, met with Miss Dicker- I son at 10 o clock to talk over the cure before the m4ddle of Febru ary. Free Rarbecu9 Lunch At the free barbecue lunch at noon, 121 were served, The Far~ Bureau had the Ideal Cafe barbe- cue a quarter of beef for the feed. The afternoon session opened with Mr. Lodie leading group sing- by Miss Hunt at the hers. Trend to Livestock L. C. Williams, assistant director of extension service, discussed the trends of agriculture for this terri- tory. He cited that most of the wheat is "produced in central Kan- sas and most crop lnsu~mce is in that section of the state. He pointed out this used to he grazing land and now White store building where the lunch and meat cutting demonstj+a- tion were held. Agriculture booths were on smut control, sorghum variety tests and pure seed. Three 4-H clubs had booths. The Big Bow eltib's booth showed good and school lunchu. Th| showed their summer activity, home