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130 YEARS AGO From October 9,1886 Star A few discontented spirits, located on a gravel ridge in an unknown village called Nesca- tunga, are using every endeavor to create a county seat fight here, but their efforts so far have proven utterly futile. A few days since an injunc- tion was served upon our mayor and councilmen restraining them from donating the new city hall to the county for a court-house. This was another one of Nescatunga's insane move- ments, and such an order should have been utterly ignored by Judge Ellis if he expects to re- ceive any material support from the county or District Judge. El- lis or any one else who knows anything about this matter at all, knows that the people of Cold- water would not vote unanimous (except two ballots) upon vot- ing the bonds to erect this city hall for the purpose of donating it to the county for a court- house and then petition his honor to restrain our city authori- ties from doing so. Such infa- mous proceedings should be nipped in the bud by Judge El- lis, and this gang of agitators and creators of dissension should, in the future, be utterly ignored by his honor. Another railroad proposition had been submitted by the St. Louis, Kansas and South West- ern Railroad Company, to run through Rumsey township, thence to Avilla and from there to Protection. Farmers and persons who have not done so should plow fireguards now while the ground is damp and soft. An hour's la- bor now may save you several hundred dollars. The 10,000 acres of land in Comanche county heretofore owned by the Comanche pool, is t be divided to-morrow among the several members of the pool, that they may retain or dispose of their interests as they see fit. The land embraces some of the best in the county. 120 YEARS AGO h Missing 'til October 16, 1896 To be continued ... 110 YEARS AGO From October 5,1906 Star Another shower of rain last night. Many wheat fields are green. Protection is steadily moving forward materially and commer- cially. The latest improvement for the little city is a new bank which has just been established with a capital stock of $10,000, and to be known as the Protection State B ank. A.H. B aker of Protection- tp., one of Comanche-co.'s old- est and most substantial citizens, is president of the new bank. Miss Kate Fridley began a five months' term of school in the Janson district on Monday. Work was begun this week on the foundation of the new M.E. parsonage in this city. A 25-foot lot just north of the church and facing west was bought from Frank Kimple and the parsonage will be erected thereon. Don't fail to attend the Mer- chants' Carnival in Protection the last two days of this week. The steam merry-go round for Friday and Saturday will be quite an attraction there. 100 YEARS AGO From October 6,1916 Star The success of the county fair which was held in this city last week was another very forc- ible and convincing example of the value and effectiveness of co-operation, persistent and well-directed effort in any under- taking. The football season opened in Coldwater on the last day of the Comanche-co. Fair, Friday, when the local eleven defeated the Medicine Lodge boys in an interesting, but one-sided, game the score being 39 to 0. An announcement in this week's Star tells of plans for the Calvert-Maybry Company to sell all its merchandise and close its store in Coldwater after four years of selling general merchan- dise. Nearly two whole columns of the paper this week tell of the success of the f'trst annual fair held in Coldwater the previous week. Jack Frost has been a little early in making his first visits this year. Most farmers in the Avilla locality are finishing sowing wheat this week. The Avilla school has orga- nized both a boys' and a girls' basketball team. The Larabee Milling Co. of Hutchinson recently purchased from the Millers Grain Co. the latter's string of elevators along the Englewood branch, includ- ing the one here and the one in Protection. The fmal transfer of the properties will probably be made next week. County Supt. Miss Mary Willard is busy visiting schools. This week she has been in the eastern part of the county. 90 YEARS AGO From October 8,1926 Star This week Joe J. Darroch started a force of carpenters to work on a tourist camp to be lo- cated on Mr. Darroch's lots on the Albert Pike Highway, directly west of the Christian church in this city. Seven cottages, each to be equipped with a bed a small table and a two-hole Tupsy stove and electric lights will be erected along the north side of the lots. A community kitchen 12 by 18 feet, boarded up part way on the sides and screened in, will also be built for the tour- ists and people of this commu- nity who wish to go there to eat. On the southeast corner of the grounds, about 15 feet from the sidewalk, Mr. Darroch plans to erect a filling station and camp store, 18 by 30 feet, with full basement. In spite of the splendid team- work and good plays made by our boys, Coldwater lost last Fri- day to Protection by a score of 6-0 on the Protection field. Both teams were in good shape, and the outcome of the game was undecided till the last whistle blew. Miss Irene Sailer surprised her pupils at the Bethel school last Friday evening with a wiener roast, and a very pleasant sur- prise it was. The Shoemaker Mercantile Co. in Protection has bought the stock of goods and butcher's fix- tures from the Sibberts and son. Loyd Bond will manage the store until further arrangements are made. On Monday of this week, "Tiger Bill's Cafe" located on the north side of Main-st. and owned by W.H. Thompson, was raided by officers on charges of "Having in his possession and for the barter and sale of ciga- rettes. Quite a quantity of ciga- rettes - something like 6000 in all -- were found. In Judge Silby's court on Tuesday, Mr. Thompson plead guilty, and a fine of $50 was assessed against him. The fine was paid and the cigarettes captured were ordered destroyed. 80 YEARS AGO From October 9,1936 Star The wheat allotment checks arrived in this county on Mon- day of this week and the checks are being distributed to Comanche county farmers. The checks total about $159,000. Comanche county farmers are wearing the smile that won't come off. And why not? Follow- ing the late September rains, a little over an inch and one-half of moisture has fallen in most of the county since October 1. A last minute ruling of the Attorney General of Kansas has made necessary another election in this county on the proposi- tion regarding a county lake.. H.J. Pendergraft of Wilmore received a telegram Thursday morning which stated that his grandsons, Junior, Aged 14, and Ralph, age 8, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Pendergraft, were drowned at Salem, Oregon, on Wednesday, Charley and his family went to Oregon about two months ago with Ben Purcell and family, Rodney Baker and family and others from Wilmore. Their home was near an ocean pier in Salem, and it is presumed that while the boys were fishing the younger lad fell into the water and his brother attempted to res- cue him. 7O YEARS AGO From October 4,1946 Star L.G. Whitzel of this city last week realized his boyhood am- bition. He has always wanted to referee a college football game, and that was his privilege last Friday evening when he refereed the game at Alva, Okla., between the Northwestern State College, Alva, and the Panhandle Aggies of Goodwell, Okla. Coldwater was in hot water for 47 minutes and 13 (more or less) seconds of their gridiron grapple with Greensburg but managed to keep the Greensburg total score for the year to the same old round zero while get- ting a big 6 in the last minute of for Coldwater's portion. The City Cleaners of this city are installing this week a boiler of the latest design. It is fully automatic and has a return whatdyacallit that utilizes all the steam which is created by the boiler. Still the Bethel area has had no rain to speak of since harvest, but the farmers are going ahead with their wheat sowing in faith believing that the rain will come before it is too late. Dr. L.G. Glenn ran into a storm Sunday, on route to Englewood in his plane to call on patients, and was forced down at Ash- land. He continued the trip by automobile. P 50 YEARS AGO From October 6, 1966 Star The Coldwater Eagles showed much improvement over previous games when they played the Meade Buffaloes last Friday night. The Meade team won 20 to 6, but the Eagles put up a good, clean fight. Nine of 10 vehicle and live- stock scales in Comanche county were approved in tests run by the Weights and Mea- surements Division of the State Board of Agriculture. J. Fred True, State Sealer, announced one scale was condemned. A scale is condemned if the error is more than two pounds per 1,000, either above or below the correct weight, True said. Members of the Comanche County Art Guild received three first place and one second place winnings at the Kansas State Fair. Miss Louella Mal won first place in the still life in oil division with her "Sunflowers", Frances Eubank had a first place winner in water- color still life division with "Sun- flowers", and a second place winner with her portrait in oil di- vision, "Percy". David Webb, a younger member, took first place in the junior division of abstract. A center of interest and a popular topic of conversation in Wilmore is a new, busy, and noisy oil derrick just west of town. The well is down almost 5,000 feet and is located on Oliver Emerick's property near Mule Creek and just south of the rail- road tracks. The B.P.W. Rummage sale will be at the Ethel Bosley build- ing on East Main Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15. I COLDWATER Antioch CommunityChurch Caleb Palmer, Pastor 582-2045 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Weekly Home Bible Studies Assembly of God David Moseley, Pastor 582-2128 Church 582-2463 Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Youth 6:30 p.m. First Christian Church Andrew Evans, Minister 582-2337 Church 582-2440 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. God's Country Cowboy Church John Paul, Pastor 620-518-1082 Monday Evening Dinner 6:30 p.m. Monday Evening Service 7 p.m. Holy Spirit Catholic Church Father Kola Rao Church 582-2154 Saturday Evening Mass 5 p.m. United Methodist Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 308-672-8328 Home 582-2176 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. Contact the church office PROTECTION First Baptist Church Brandon Hagins, Pastor 622-4386 Church Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. First Christian Church Rod Rieger, Pastor 622-4507 Church 622-4259 Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Youth 7 p.m. Mennonite Church Rod Crowell, Pastor 622-4449 Church 622-4342 Suriday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. Wed. Parents 7 p.m. United Methodist Church Wayne Stephens, Pastor 622-4244 Home 622-4513 Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. WILMORE Wilmore Federated Church Juan Espinoza, Pastor 308-672-8328 Home 582-2176 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Contact the church office if you need a ride to church. Worship at the Church of Your Choice if you need a ride to church.