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i LVI. OFFICIAL CITY PAPER COLDWATER, COMANCHE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1939. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER NO. 16. Cunningham tures m Coldwater Enjoy Famous Miler's Here Monday Evening i~len Cunningham, world famous who holds the record of run- a mile in 4 minu,tes, 4.4 sec- ~ads, the fastest mile ever run by ~t human being, lectured in the auditorium Monday evening a good sized crowd, composed of young people. his lecture, "Running Around he 'told of some of the races in which he has Madison Square in New York, at Dart- in Japan, at .the 1936 and in other European He concluded his lecture giving his observation of athletes smoke or drink liquor. "No do his best who smokes, no young man should smoke at until he is 25," is his advice. asked how much sleep a man should have, he replied, can get." He states that he was in ~raining he made it to get about 11 hours of each night. He was asked what the prospects are for a man to work his way ,through "He can do it if he will get t there and keep pitching," was the "Don't be afraid to work-- Work hard, and you coal go as as you like. I had seven dollars I staxted to college," he added. was surrounded by admirers and autograph ~ kers after the lecture and all e graciously accommodated. Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Blgbee of Wil- end their daughter, Mrs. Ray of Coldwater, started Wed- afternoon for Springfield, having been called there by death of a nephew of Mr. Big- Bobby Ely. The young man was accidentally, and his mother, Charley Ely, was reported to near death, as the result of prostration. Donald Betzer of Coldwater is one ,the students at Wichita Uni- who is enrolled ,in an aria- course. Last week in an ex- alter studying in the course '~i2mory of Flight," received a grade of 95. One was given 100 and the average the class was 89. For Sale good Hereford Cows at my also have 1000 cows calves listed. ROY McLAUGHL][N miles north, 2 west of Pro- RUFUS KING PASSES AWAY Rufus King, manager of a lum-Coldwater and Fowler Plan Farm Bureau ber yard in Mullinville and for many years a resident of Coldwater Battle in a 6 to 6 Tie Membership Campaign and Comanche county, passed away Wednesday afternoon of this week Coldwater Retains Top Place Every Man In County Will at his home in Mullinville, the re- In the Iroquois League Race Be Asked to Join Organization Fowler seized their one good op-I Thirty-five farm bureau members portunity to score in their game met Saturday night, November 18, (;t sult of a heart attack. While he had not been in good health for several years, he was not seriously ill until about 4 o'clock Wednesday morn- ing. A physician had made two calls and by noon Mr. King seemed to be resting, and wanted to sleep. About 2 p. m. when his wife stepped into the bedroom to see how be was get- tinv along, it was found that he had duddenly passed away. Funeral services will be held .~n the Christian church in Coldwater at 2:30 p. m. Friday afternoon of this week, following a brief service at the home in Mullinville at 1 o'clock, Burial will be in CrOwn Hill cemetery near Coldwater. He was 59 years of age. His complete obituary will be printed next week. ~O-O-- ATTEND C. BROWN FUNERAL Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Roehr, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Williams and Mrs. Donnie King returned home Thurs- day evening of last week from Artesia, New Mexico, where they had attended the funeral of Chester Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had started Tuesday morning to go to Carlsbad to pay their taxes, and before leav- ing town stopped at a neighbor's home for a few minutes. While standing in the yard near the house he suddenly fell to the ground, and death appeared to be instantaneous. Funeral services were held last Thursday morning, November 16, at the MeClay funeral home in Artesia wRh Rev. Morgan of the Baptist church of that city in charge. Burial was in the Artesia cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Kansas on Al~rll 1, 1895, and at the time of his death was 44 years, 7 months and 13 days of age. He was united in marriage with Miss Irene Rnehr, daughter of Mr. and . Mrs. Henry Roehr, in Alva, Okla., on February 15, 1926. They made their home here until about 1931, when they moved to New Mexico, where he worked most of the time as a carpenter. Mr. Brown is survived by his mother, Mrs. Kerfoot, of Carmen, Okla., his wife and six children-- Dean, age 12; Billy, 11; Bobby, 9; Calvin, 8; Dorothy, 5, and Naomi, aged 18 months. O-O Kills Deer in New Mexico. Nobel Friend and family returned on Wednesday of last week from their trip ,to New Mexico. Nobel succeeded in shooting a deer, which he brought home with him, so the family is now enjoying venison. O-O William Carter went to Wichita on Wednesday ,to consult his physi- cian wlm took care of him following the breaking of kis leg about a year ago, as the leg has been giving him trouble of late. He may have to stay there for some time. Why We're Here It is because ?dlis Bank wants to be of service to you. We are anxious to meet you more than half way, to help you. Let us know your needs. We assure you a hearty welcome. Our banking facilities are ample, our officers are courteous, our record, for conservative bank- ing is well knowm We earnestly strive to make this a good Bank for this community and for YOU in particular. Peoples State Bank Safe...beeause it's sound Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with Coldwater at Fowler last Fri- day afternoon. In the third quarter, Fowler tossed a long pass from the middle of the field. Several Cold- water men got their hands on the ball, but succeeded only in shunting :.t along ,to a Fowler man on Cold- water's 17-yard line. Fowler then power-housed the ball over for a touchdown, but failed to make the extra point. Coldwater was able to score only once, although they had the ball near the Fowler goal line many times. Their score was made in the second quarter and was the result of two completed passes and a suc- cession of line plays. They also failed to make the extra point. Coldwater outgained, outpassed. and outplayed Fowlqr, yet could I easi'ly have lost the game by onei point, or they could have won byI two or three touchdowns. It was at very thrilling game. C. H. S. Holds First Place. Colldwater retained first place in the Iroquois League football race by the tie game at Fowler, but Fowler gained ground by the tie. Fowler could yet win first place in the league by defeating Minneola, if Coldwater loses at Protection. Should Minneola win from Fowler and Coldwater lose to Protection, Minneola and Coldwater would be tied for first place. The deciding game will not be played until Thanksgiving Day, or Thursday of next week. Ford Bounces ]Back To Take Ashland. Ford.--Ford bounded back from their defeatc by Bucklin last week and trounced Asl~land 20 to 0 in a hard-fought game here yesterday. Shupe opened up the scoring on the second play of the game, break- ing loose on a 75-yard run behind good interference. He scored again in the same quarter on a short plunge. A powerful Ashland line kept Ford at bay most of the remaining game time, but the visiting team was unable to break away for scor- ing thrust~ Sigsbee went over for the final counter in the fourth quarter. Bucklin Into Tie For Third With Vi~ry. Protection.--Bucklin high school climbed to a tie with Minneola for third place in the Iroquois football league here by trouncing Protec- tion, 19 to 2. On the opening kick-off, Bucklin marched 70 yards for a touchdown. Bucklin scored twice in the second quarter. Protection outgained Buck- lin in the second half, and scored e safety following a blocked punt in the third quarter. Iroquois League Standlng~ W L T Pet. Coldwater .... 3 0 2 800 Fowler ........ 3 1 1 700 Minneela ...... 2 1 2 600 Bucklin ........ 3 2 0 600 Ford .............. 3 3 0 500 Protection .... 1 4 0 200 Ashland ........ 0 4 1 100 O-O MILES OF RAGS The American Legion Auxiliary members, who have been sewing white rags for use .by disabled veterans in making rugs, sent to the veterans on Wednesday 52 pounds of the sewed rags. As four ounces of the rags measured 23 yards, this shipment of rags would reach more than two and one-half miles if placed end to end. The Auxiliary also has I0 pounds of rayon and silk for ,the veterans, The Holmes Bible Study Club of this city aireedy has between 20 and 25 pounds of sewed rags for the veterans and the Civic Improvement Club has 19 pounds ready to be sent and are sewing more of them. Don't let anyone tell you that the women of Coldwater do nothing but talk. O-O EARLIER NEXT WEEK, PLEASE The Star requests all of our cor- respondents to get their items to us a day earlier next week than usual, as we wish to print a day earlier in order that the force may take Thanksgiving day off, also adver- tisers, are asked to get their copy in a day earlier. and planned their 1940 membership campaign. These members all agreed that every farmer and busi- ness man of Comancb.e county should belong to the farm bureau, not only as a county organization but from the state and federal standpoint. Agriculture is the basis of all business in this county, there- fore business men as well as farm- [ers should belong to the organiza- tion that represents them in all legislative matters. These farmers agreed that agriculture must be recognized along with industry, in our national plan and that this I recognition can be gained only through group action, which means i belonging to an organization such as the farm bureau. For 1940 the membership cam- paign will be conducted along three lines: 1. Everyone is asked to join of their own accord without being solicited. The dues may be paid direct into the farm bureau office or sent through the mail. 2. A committee will be present when the A. C. P. checks are re- ceived and by this method more men will be seen in less time and the mileage in seeing them will not be so gre~,t. 3. After the first two methods have had time to operate, then those who have not become mem- bers will be seen by representatives of the farm bureau in each town- ship. There are five main reasons for belonging to the farm bureau, as seen by this group of farmers. They are: 1. Legislative program. 2. Extension service program for adults. 3. 4-H club program for boys and girls. 4. Farm bureau insurance pro- gram. 5. Value of belonging'ta a farm organization. The membership in the county has not been as high, the past year as it should have been. This was mainly because the men were not seen and given an Opportunity to belong. This year every man is urged to join, and the plan is to see every man in the county relative to becoming a member. UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE WEDNF_~DAY EVENING The churches of Coldwater and the Prairie Vale Friends church will hold a union church service in the Christian church of this city on Wednesday evening, November 29. Ray. H. E. Mickelson, pastor of the Friends church, will bring the mes- sage. Following is the program. Opening hymn. Prayer hymn. Invocation, Ray. Wm. E. Calla.ham Hymn. Special number, Assembly of God church. Scripture reading. Special number, Church of Christ. Serumn, Ray, I-L E. Mickelson. Invitation hymn. Benediction, Rev. Geo. H. De Boer. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lorimer and Mr. and Mrs. Milo Lorimer of Dodge City, Frank Leek, Star Leek and daughter, Meryl, of Great Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Williams and sons, Winston and Royce, of Macks- ville visited et the D. E. Howard home last Sunday. Mrs. F. M. Lorimer, the two Leek brothers and Mrs. Howard axe brothers and sis- ters. Mrs. Williams is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard. THE FAST WEEK,S WEATHER Max. Min. Rain Thurs., Nov. 16 .... 67 34 .00 Fri., Nov. 17 .......... 66 52 .00 Sat., Nov. 18 .......... 68 39 .00 Sun., Nov. 19 ........ 61 29 .00 Mort., Nov. 20 ........ 63 28 .00 Tues., Nov. 21 ........ 63 28 .00 Wed., Nov. 22 ........ 65 27 .00 ~-O- Miss Pearl Brown of Kansas City and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Brown of Denver, Colo., returned to. their homes on Thursday and Friday re- spectively after attending the funeral here on Monday of Miss Agnes Brown and visiting in the courtty ibr a few days with rela- tives. WED IN TENNESSEE ]u* t Richard Ernest Rob~ins, son of ml~s agnes Br0wn Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Robbins of this Ir~ t wt county, and Miss Helen Juanita[l*asses Awayinvenver Kirkland were united in. marriageI at Knoxville, Tenn., Sunday after-IHad Long Been In Poor Health noon, November 12, 1939, at 1:45 P'I m. On invitation, the wedding took]But Her Death Was Unexpected place at the Episcopal Orphanage,1 Word was received here last Frl- and the ceremony was performed/ day of the death on that day, No- by Rev. Leonard E. Nelson, in the vember 17, 1939, in e Denver, Colo., presence of a number of friends. ] The bride wore a blue suit, with1 white satin blouse and carried a bouquet of white winter dahliahs. The groom wore a blue suit. Following the wedding, a recel> tion was ~given honoring ,the couple, and on Monday they started by bus for Wichita, where they were met by the groom's parents. Ernest attended Coldwater high school, and is now associated wtth his father in farming, at the Rob- bins farm north of Coldwater. The bride spent the summer of 1938 in this county, and attended the first semester as a Junior in Coldwater high school. In January, 1939 she returned to Knoxville. Since returning to Tennessee, Juanita was winner in several contests. She wrote the story of her life for a newspaper, and was entertained by the management of the paper at a banquet in one of the large hotels. She was introduced as the prize winner, g~ving a scholarship in a business college. Also, she was chosen by the American Legion as Princess of their Wild Flower Fes- tival last spring. During her stay in Coldwater Juanita made many friends by her friendly and kind disposition and her desire to do nice ti~ings for others. It was while attending school here that ,the friendship sprung up which resulted in the romance which led to the wedding. For the present the bride and ,.groom are making their home with ~the groom's parents. Many friends e~tend best wishes to them. O-O A THANKSGIVING BIRTHDAY PARTY Mrs. Bowman Hewett was born on Thanksgiving Day, but her birth- day has fallen on Thanksgiving only three times during her life. About 30 friends and neighbors gathered at the Hewett home at noon on Thursday of this week, the first of this year's two Thanksgiving Days, to help Mrs. Hewett celebrate her birthday, which was the following day. The dinner was a typical ~rhanksgiving Day feast, with each couple bringing several dishes filled with. tempting food. Turkey, pump-I kin pies and cranberries of course were included. --O-O Supt. Paul Kirkhart and Mrs. Kirkhart~ Coach Lloyd Casement and his wife, and Grade Principal Leroy Hood, all of Protection, were in Coldwater last Monday to hear Glenn Cunningham. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dale, who live near Protection, were also present. i hospital, of Miss Agnes Brown of Coldwater. Agnes was born in this community, and had spent her en- tire life here until Che death of her mother, Mrs. W. I. Brown, in Aug- ust of this year, when she went tO Denver with her brother, Vernon Brown, to spend some time there in the hope that her health might be benefited by the change. She had never been in the best of health, and was not able to complete her education because of that fact. For many years she and her mother lived together. Her greatest wish was that she might outlive her mother so as to be able to care for her during her declining years, and this wish was granted to her. Agnes became a Christian in her early girlhood, uniting with the Methodist church of this city at the age of seven years, and she had never slackened in her church work except when prevented by the con- dition of her hea~th. She was known and loved by the entire community for her thoughtfulness and con- sideration of others. At the time of her death she was 40 years, 5 months and 27 days of age. The body was brought water, and on Monday 2:30 o'clock funeral held in the Methodist church, pastor, Rev. Win. E. Callahan, ing in charge. Mr. and MrS. G. Hadley sang two number~--"Whet a Friend We have in Jesus," and sp "Will the Circle Be Unbroken? aeo compapied by Mrs. Brumbaugh on the organ. Rev. Callahan brought a helpful message from one of the Psalms; centering his talk around the words, "Be still, and know that I am God." Burial was in Crown Hill ceme- tery. The pallbearers were V~, ~. Aliderdice, Richard Parsons, Vernon Pepperd, B. lq:. Hewett, Harry Cloucl and Walter Maris. Miss Brown leaves to mourn her departure three sisters and two brothers as follows: Miss Pearl Brown of" Kansas City, Chas. Brown and Mrs. Eva May of this county, Vernon Brown of Denver and Mrs, Hazel Morris of Coldwater, also a host of other relatives In the sketch of her ~he service, these words were by the minister: "While militant has lost a lieve that the church has gained a member, beatttiful land where body are not known, God fuse her." o -o-o-------- Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Isenhart and daughter, Margaret, were Alva Saturday on business. Change The first need of banks was the early need of exchanging the money of one country into the money of another country. This was the only business of the first banks in history and it was necessary make a charge for this service. that they I~ is just as necessary that you have banks today for the changing of coins and currency of one denomination into other denominations, that you require in the daily transactions of your business. We are glad to offer this service. Coldwater Natl. Bank Member of Federal Deposit Iasurance Cotlmratioa