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l stcrn Star LVI. OFFICIAL CITY PAPER COLDWATER, COMANCHE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1939 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER NO. 13 Coldwater Young Re-enlist in Navy Griffith and Glenn Seidel Retain Former Navy Rating ;~Bll] Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffith, and Glenn Seidel of Mrs. C. W. Dodson to Wichita last Tuesday tc in the U. S. Navy. Mr. and Griffith and Miss Marjorie accompanied them to Wich- boys passed the examina- at Wichita, then went to Kan- City, where they passed the examination and were sent to Both of the young men served in the Navy and were to retain their ratings by an- at this time. Bill is a mate and Glenn is an ~o-o--- TO THE C. H. S. ALUMNI Fellow Alumni: The Coldwater High School is its Second Annual Home- for the alumni on Friday November 10. will start at 7 p. m., by a football game with high school. A prize will to the largest alumni in the bleachers. The bleach- will be reserved for Alumni A program and dance will follow football game. Plan now to come home Novem- 10. Very truly yours, I~I. RICH, President, McKINNEY, Vice President, BOOTH, Secretary. --O-O-- A TOUCH OF WINTER After one of the warmest Octo- on record, Novmber 1 was a day, but that night the tern- fell to 26 degrees, and at Thursday morning a light was falling. Last Sunday the was 90. October was another with only a trace of O-O ~PAST WEEK'S WEATHER Max. Min. Rair October 26 90 ~1 .00 October 27 .... 64 43 .00 28 .... 72 32 .00 October 29 .. 64 43 .00 October 30 .. 57 30 .00 October 31 76 32 .00 November 1 66 42 .00 O-O'~ Information Wanted. Girls Training School of Texas, is seeking in- relative to the where- of Aldo Cole, formerly of Mr. Cole married Selma end we are informed their old daughter is a student at in Texas. Any informa- about Mr. Cole should be given Clerk Walter W. Ferrin. O=O RankersP Conventlo~ Large from Protection, Mrs. F. H. Moberley of and Garth McMillen, Liggett~ Jerry Jones, Mr. Mrs. T. C. Mahan and Wr~L of Coldwater attended district convention at on Thursday of last week. at the meeting were in the Lemon $30,000 home not far from Pratt. Large Shilmmnt of Cattle. Thursday of lest week 250 cattle were moved from I ~ounty to Maple Hill, Karts., at in 14 semi-trailer trucks~ from Coldwater, five from Pro- eight from Wichit~ The which were Ellis & Darroch's steers, averaged 1000 -- O-O Roy Ellis returned last Fri- a visit in Missouri with She was accompanied on by her mother, Mrs. Mary and a, Mrs. Deyoel of Jetmore. Her returned home with Mrs. is making e visit here. White, who we reported last being taken to a hospital of his injured foot, is Ira- The Star was mls.inform- him being in the hospital. Was a mistake. Halloween parties during and this week, by Sunday classes, clubs, schools and too numerous to but there were goblins ~ooks aplenty at each party. YOUR CO-OPERATION ASKED Following the practice of many of the state's best weekly news- papers, the Star is this week plac- ing at the head of each group of] country correspondence the name of our assistant news-gatherer for that community. We join with each correspondent in asking the peopleI of the various neighborhoods to co- operate by reporting to their cor- respondent impor'cant happenings, visits of people with those in other communities, items about crops, accidents, trips and other news events of general interest. We be- lieve that news of farm folks is as important as any other department Avilla Homecoming Date is November 9th Old Settlers of Comanche andt Other Counties Are Invited The 15th annual Homecoming of the early settlers of Avilla Town- ship and Coman0he county, as well ICoidwater Tramples Ashland High 20 to 0 Thirty-one Boys Saw' Action In Last Friday's Football Game Coldwater won 20 to 0 at Ashland last Friday afternoon from a lighter and inexperienced Ashland IN OKLAHO1WA~ HALL OF FAME, From bhe Daily Oklahoman of October 22 we note that an early- day resident of Coldwater, Cash M. Cade, has recently been named as one of 13 new additions to' the Hail I of Fame of that state, chosen for outstanding work for the state. i Speaking of Mr. Cade, the paper says: "Cassius M. Cade, Oklahoma City, lawyer, pioneer, educator, a as those in adjoining counties, are invited ,to be present at the Antioch' church on Thursday of next week, November 9, for a full day of visiting and renewing friendships. There will be a program in the morning, followed by a basket din- of the paper. All correspondents ner at noon. In the afternoon an- . o . I 1 are 'requested to marl thexr ltems lo~er program wall be presented. in on Tuesday. Judge Karl Miller of Dodge City --------o-o-- land other speakers, including pos- KNOCKED TO PAVEMENT I sibly Ham Bell of Dodge City will While Roy Harris was getting~ be on the program. This day is the into a car in Wichita early Wednes- time when the families of the day evening of last week, he was struck a glancing blow on one leg by a passing motorist and thrown to the pavement. His face was badly bruised and he suffered some body bruises, also, He was picked up by some resident who lived near- by. Roy, who was dazed, stated that he was not hurt, then drove around the block, parking in the same place as before. Roy, Bill McMillen and J. W. Brewer, who was then in Wichita, were planning to attend a show to- gether before the accident. Roy was driving Mr. Brewer's car, which was untouched by the passing motorist. O-O M~RS. RINEY SEVERELY BURNED WITH GASOLINE Post. From last week's Protection pioneers gather to pey homage to the men and women who have hell> ed make the Great Southwest what it is today. The officers of the HomecomingI Association--Albert Oller, presi- dent; Bernard Stark, vice president, and D. Jay Overocker, s~cretary and treasurer--join in extending a cordial invitation for you to come to old Avilla next Thursday. ~o-o'- MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION Armistice Day falls on Saturday t~ds year, a busy day for most mer- chants. However, this day bears to the l~eopie of this country a deeper significance this year. We are still celebrating the Armistice Day of a past war, but have not become en- tangled in another conflict. Surely we should pause, even on a busy day, to take part in the program Mrs. Oliver Riney was severely with a spirit of thankfulness. burned Wednesday morning while I therefore earnestly requested cleaning some clothes in gasoline in back of her home. I the wash house The accident seems to have been one of those things which couldn't1 happen and yet did. Mrs. Riney had observed all the rules for safety, she thought, and] having repeated the same operationI so many times before felt safe in doing it once again. But her hands and right arm and shoulder were badly burned when she carried a silk dress from a tub full of gasoline where she had been rubbing it gently to a bucket of cleaner fluid at the other side of the room. Evidently the friction from the rubbing had that each and every place of busi- ness in Coldwater rerhatn closed from 10:30 until 12 o'clock noon on Armistice Day, Saturday, Novem- ber 11, 1939. A. L. PARSONS, Mayor. - o-.o BRIDAL SHOWER Mrs. ROy Oiler, Mrs. Howard Hadley and Miss Irene Overocker gave a bridal shower last Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Cath- ryn Darroch, honoring Mrs. Donita Darroch-Stark. About 35 guests were present. The new bride re calved many lovely gifts. ~~-O Phllomathean Birthday Party. stored up a charge in her body The Philomatheans are planning which was grounded when the dress to help you celebrate your birth- touched the bucket of gasoline and lday again on Saturday evening, the whole mass flamed up in ner'~November 11. Plenty of turkey and face, singeing ,her hair, leaving!ell the trimmings. Price 40c. Begin slight burns on her face, burning[to serve at 6 o'clock. her arms and one shoulder deeply, --o-o and setting fire to her clothing. I ON BUSINESS TRIP TO TEXAS Her call for help brought im- mediate assistance. The flames in her clothing were extinguished and the bucket of blazing fluid was re- moved out~fdloors to prevent the building from catching fire. Dr. D. O. Howard was called and her burns treated and she was rest- ing more comfortably, the follow- lng day. But the nervous shock which attended the accident, to- gether with the painful burns has forced ,her to take a rest from her usual activities. @-C BUYS PARTNER'S INTEREST R W. Brewer went to Wichita I~esday evening, returning home Saturday evening. While in that city he completed a deal whereby he becomes the sole owner and pro- prtetor of the B-B drug store in ~fls city, he having purchased the interest of his partner, J. H. Baer, of Wichita. The men had been in business together since their pur- chase of the business from J. H. Mccormick in 1932. Mr. Brewer's many friends here will be glad to learn of the recent transaction and of his continued faith in Coldwater. ~O-O-- Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Faulconer and daughter, Carol, of Topeka, Karts., visited in ~ city last Monday with Maurioe McIntyre and family. Mrs. Faulconer and Mrs. McIntyre were classmates at Kansas State College at Manhattan_. Mr. and Mrs. Earl O'Connell re-I turned last Friday from Wichita, ] Clair~ Parcel and Assistant County Agent M. Neal McVay went to Hereford, Texas last Sunday to bring back a few 4-H club steers and a purebred cow and calf owned by Clair that has been in Texas the past year. Clair took this cow down to Cecil Guseman's ranch at Here- ford last year to be bred to an outstanding Hereford sire owned by a friend of Mr. Guseman and Clair is quite anxious to see what kind of a calf he secured from this cross. Clair plans to bring back two good Hereford steer calves for 4-H club work if he can find them on the trip. O-O Police Judge Harry Canfield has moved his office ,to the rear of the Daniels barber shop. He b~Ld been located in the B. F. Arnold office until the Clark Implement Co., moved to t~at location, last week. Mrs. Gall Graft, who was injured in a car wreck near Meade several weeks ago, was still in a Dodge City hospital the first of this week, but it was thought that she would be able to leave the hospital the "latter pert of this week. Frank Yeoman and son of Ash. land, who were injured at the Huck corner southeast of Coldwater on Monday of last week, are reported to be recovering but are still in the hospital. Forrest Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith, underwent an where they had spent several days emergency appendix operation at with Earrs brother, Jim. Jim is re~'l the Gage hospital in this city last calving treatment in a Wichita ho~l Saturday evening, He had been ill pital. His health has not been good only a day or two. By Thursday of for some time. i t~ds week he was making a rapid Edward Schrock visited in Wic~k-irecvery' lta last Sunday. with his wife andt For sales tax exemption blanks their infant daughter. I see the Star office. . 45-tf. team. Coldwater's first touchdown ................................................ came in the first quarter when they blocked a punt and recovered the ball on Ashland's two-yard line. In the second quarter Coldwater staged a 70-yard march for the second touchdown. Ashland gained only ten yards in the first half. During the second half, many Coldwater substitutes were in the game, but C. H. S. scored another touchdown after intercepting an Ashland pass on their 35-yard line. The Minneola-Protection game was the only other Iroquois League game played last w~ek. Minneola's victory while Ford was idle put Minneola into third place in the league and Ford in fourth place. Coldwater r~emains at the top, with Fowler second. Coldwater 14, Havlland 0. No Iroquois League games are scheduled for this week. Protection C.M. CADE walloped the Buffalo, Okla., team leading Republican, first acting at .Protection Wednesday night, 40 mayor of Kingfisher, last Republi- to 0. Coldwater played at Haviland can Committeeman for Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon, in a non- Territory, first "Republican Corn- league game. Coldwater won 14 to mitteeman for the state, member 0. of Board of Public Affairs from Iroquois League Standings. 1931 to 1935." W L Per. Mr. Cade was one of the first Coldwater ............ 3 O I000 settlers of Coldwater, coming here Fowler ............... :.. 3 1 .750 with the town. His son, C. M. Cade Minneola 2 1 .625 Jr., was the first child born' here. Ford ...................... 2 2 .500 T~e picture used herewith is one Bucklin .................. 1 2 .333 taken about 14 years ago, when the Ashland ................ 2 .167 Star published an interesting Protection ............ 0 3 .O00 article written by Mr. Cade about Fowler Wins At Closing. the early days of Comanche county. Copeland.~Fowler eked out a 7 ~o-o to 6 victory over Copeland here TRUCK BURNS IN ~esterday with a last minute touch- STRAW STACK down followed by e plunge over for -- the winning point. On Wednesday morning of this week Albert Oiler and his hired It was an inter-league game. Copeland scored in the second man ~titched a feed wagon behind period but failed to convert. And Mr. OUer's truck and went to a that was disaster because in the straw stack for a load of straw. .When they were loaded the truck fourth period a long drive put the became stuck, and while Albert was ball over in the last minute of the game. endeavoring to drive away, the hot Copeland outgeined Fowler in muffler of the truck set" fire to t~. scrimmage and completed several straw. In a very short time the strawstack, the truck and the feed passes, wagon were a complete loss. The Mlrmeola 13, l~rotection 0. fire was helped along when the Minneola.~After a 7 to 0 defeat gasoline tank of the truck exploded, by Ford last week, Minneola came throwing burning gasoline In every back to defeat Protection 13 to 0 in direction. No insurance was carried a tight-fought game here last by Mr. Oiler. night. Floyd Carlisle suffered a loss in The game was plaFed on even the same manner several months terms throughout, with Minneola ago. capitalizin~ on breaks to score. .~.n Bucklin 89, Green~burg O. WEATHER DURING OCTOBER Max. Min. Rain Greensburg.~Bucklin high sohoo] Sun., October 1 .... 79" 43 .00 was too strong for Greenshurg Mort., October 2 .... 83 52 .00 here yesterday and won a lopsided Tues., October 3 .. 92 57 .00 football game 39 to 0. We&, October 4 .. 91 65 B0 Bucklin made 280 yards in scrim- Thurs., October 5 .. 85 44 .00 mage to Greeusburg's 29 while FrL, October 6 .... 95 51 .O0 Greensburg was held to no first Sat., October 7 .... 83 57 T downs wit~ Bucklin rattling off 14 Sun., October 8 .... 74 60 .10 first and tens. Mon:, October 9 .... 72 54 .00 -o-o Tues., October 10 72 33 .00 Misses Ruthelma Khuns and Wed., October 11 79 40 .00 Isabel Mader, nurses in the Ash- Thurs., October 12 81 45 .00 land hospital, visited "in this city Frl., October 13 .... 67 45 .00 Sunday evening with Doctor and Sat., October 14 65 32 .00 Mrs. Maurlee Gage. The three ladies SurL, October 15"':: 82 45 .00 were members of t~e same nurses MorL, October 16 .. 71 46 .00 graduating class at Wesley hospital Tues., October 17 .. 71 85 .00 in Wichita. Wed., October 18 .. 84 51 .00 ' - Thurs., October 19 81 46 .00 Don Robinson, son of Mr. end ~ri., October 20 .... 84 45 .00 Mrs. Tom Robinson, is in the Gage Sat., October 21 .... 88 44 .00 hospital, recovering from an ap- Sun., October 22 .. 88 45 .00 pendix operation which he under- Mort., October 28 92 52 .00 went on Wednesday of this week. "" He has been having trouble with Tues., October 24 89 60 .00 Wed., October 25 88 50" .00 his appendix for the pest two Thurs., October 26 90 51 .00 months. Fri., October 27 .... 64 43 .00 About two weeks ago J.M. .... 72 32 .00 fith, who had been having 29 .. 64 43 .00 blood pressure, suffered the 30 .. 57 30 ,00 ture of a small blood vessel back October 31 76 32 .04) his left eye. He did not notice o-c last week that the vision of bhe and Mrs. O. F. Boyd and Mr. was affected. His blood pressure is Mrs. Ray Sooter went to now lower and the eye does not Cimarron, Kans., last Sunday after- bother him nearly so much. ~linoon to attend a Christian church Mr. and Mrs. Paul Briggs lind as Fff, th Sunday convention. dinner guests Sunday Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Cline stepped on e nail the Maurice Gage of Coldwater, Miss first of last week and was forced Pauline Davis and Mr. and Mrs. to remain at home most "of the John Briggs.~Protection Post. i week when the foot became infect- Claude Hanson, C. E. Demuth,~ ed. ~ ~_ Mrs. Frank Metzker and Miss Mrs. Bessie Harding retrned on Frances Replogle are among those Monday from a trip to Kansas City reported on the sick list some time and a visit in Stark~ Kans./with a during the pest week. sister. '" Armistice Day to Be ObservN Here Stores Are Asked to Close From 10:30 to 12 Noon, November 11 The American Legion is complet- ing plans for the observance of Armistice Day, November 11, with a parade forming south of the citer hall at 10:30 e. m. and marching t~o the new 75-foot flagpole i~ the court house yard, where a flj.g, raising ceremony will be observed. Ray. W. E. Caliahan pastor Of the Methodist church of this city, give a brief patriotic address, be- ' fore the parade continues to the new school auditorium. There a special program will be presented, with Rev. Paul F. Holmes, an ex- service man of Protection, making an address. At II a. m., the cov~- memoration of the "Cease firing" order whiol~ ended the World War exactly 21 years ago will "be ob- served by a one-minute silence. There will be a colorful parade, including the C. I-L S. band, the American Legion and Auxiliary members, the Girl Scouts and per' haps other organizations. Mayor A. L. Parsons has issued a proclamation, asking the places of business in the city to close ~from 10:30 to 12. - O-~ 4-H CALVES SECURED Bob Brass, son of Howard Brass. Wilmore, Kans., secured seven good 4-H club calves from J. B. Pounds on Tuesday of this week. These" calves are sired by Mr. Pou~ bull that was secured at the Ka~ City Round.up sale in 1937.' same bull sired Clair Parcel's 4-H club heifer that placed 1st at the Dodge City Fair in both the open and 4-H club class and 1st in the . open class at the Kansas State Fair. This bull is siring good calves with a lot of quality. Bob plans to full feed two of these steers and defer feed the other five head. In addition to the seven head secured from Mr. Pounds, eight head of steers other sources, making head for his 4-H club project th~ year. A CORN SLED VICTIM Neal WhiP, e, while in town last Friday, stated ffftat his foot, which was injured in a tractor accident ~everal weeks ago, is graduelIF healing. Neal has had trouble wih his feet. Four ago he was standing in front of team l~itched to e corn sled, when the team ran away and ~e Achilles tendon on .Neal's left f~ was cut nearly in two. Twnty years~ago the tendon of h~s right heel was sever- ed when a corn sled knife struck him. So Neal has a perfect right to limp a little. ---G A HALLOWEEN PARTY The Pikevlew Farm Bureau Club members, their ~usbands and chil- dren and a few friends celebrated the Hallaween season Tuesday eve- ning, October 31, when they met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. W, McCu~l~ Some 35 ~present at the affair. was prettily decorated in with the season. Music and occupied the evening. At'a late hour lovely refres~nents of ~nd- wiches, doughnuts, apples ~ : coffee were serve& Everyone re~ ported a good time. Harlan Day orders the to him at Ottawa, Ill., where employed by a large jewelry com- ~pany as watchmaker and watoh inspector for the Rock Island and Burlington railroad lines. He say~ he likes Illinois as a place to live. - O-O Mr. and Mrs. Earl Six, now of El, dorado, spent last Sunday in this city with relatives. Earl is with the Shears & Sons Construction Co. Ed Fleming reports he has been busy the past week erecting two new windmills for Howard Brass on ~te old Estill ranch. Mrs. Ray Sooter has several days with a~ gall attack. I~ G. Ehrlich returned last Sun- day from e short business trip to Iowa. Mrs. Neal White is still quite tll at her home :southeast of ~old, Water.