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00Jlcstcrn 00tar OFFICIAL CITY PAPER COLDWATEIL COMANCHE COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1956. OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER NO. 22, 2% Sub6tcmtij Amount of Gmoline Goes "'Down the Drain" Recently Bo Giichrist discovered ta.t at his (amlin iilir=g station "Ire was ,losing in one underground between $4 and $5 worth of lSollne a day due to leakage. he tank was replaced and while were about it, Bob and the Oil Co. replaced a of concrete drives, aprons and in front of the station, be. giving both the exterior and interior of te oil station ad Gi, lchrist Lumber Co. build- new coats of paint, inside ad 0Ut, greatly improving the station's aPPearance. A little later Frank MeMillin, I arger of the Independent Oil/ Eepany, discovered that he was i 0Sing about three quarts of gaso-! liae an hour in one of the company s tanks, so replaced the leaky tank. I Then last week Lutzie Poltera [0tmd that one of the Coldwater Oil Company's gaso- tanks insta}led in 1939 was about 25 gallons of gasoline 12 hours, so that tank, also was thced. O-O -- HOME FEOM JAPAN pto2n Graiy B..luller returned Coidwater recently and is glad to back home with  wife, the Miss 5txine Guss, v.nd their etsy and Bob. Fuller was wth the Air in Japan a year and a half 1 is to report at the Francis WRrrn Air Force Base Che, at -o., Janua 7 for a 10-weeks' y Sta School. Ite will then be stationed more mely at Tinker  Olda- a CiW, Ok o-o. MOVING TO TOPEKA Rody and family plan to on December 28 fram their in ,Mmtison, ,Wtsconn, to here he will ,be employed engineer for the Bureau of Pads by the govemmt ,Wife is the former Miss lu- of Coldwater. They ,have Sons---Mike and Timmy. Mike f-mish his reshrnan year in University of Wisconsin in MEETING BETH] 44 ecial meeting of Bethel No. the Interrtional Order of Imgters will e held Frl. December 21, at 7:30 Majority Service. followed This is an open Marjorle Overocker, Beth. I-elene Gregg, Cdmrd- 21.22. . -- -- 0-0" " Ublic sle of the ovedren estate which was held on Man- f this week was .kgely attet- with brought good prlees. who attended were favored  beautiful day. Epidemic Hospital Patients ]Merchants Plan Among Storage Tanks Enjoying. Pictures , Christmas Treats mtly two new viewers, one an interrmlly-ligrnted one with a non- V.F.W. Will Turn Loose Pigs, shocking trsformer using electric Turkey. Guinm and Phts current, were delivered to the Com- anche County Hospital, along with 74 reels of ViewaTmster Kodachrome scenes taken by professional photo- grabbers. Other views will be pro- vialed ,later. This new equipment is made pos. sible by the fine co-opereration of the 1ple of this county who do- Rated or this fund ac the showing of travel pictures recently ,by. the Ward Butchers. Te new eqent has been helped by the generous co. operation of the Burton Drug Co. he Viewmaster scenes chosen include ckets of pictures of the following `beauty spots: Yosemite Park, Niagara Falls, Cypress Gar- lens, Florida, Car}sbad Caverns, the Black Hills, Grand Canyon, Texas, Oklahoma, San Francisco, Call fornia, The United Nations Building, Yellowstone Park, New York City, ,Miami; also A Day at the Circus, Fairy Tes, Mother Goose and Cowboy Stars for the juveniles. Other reels of seven pictures each include the Oregon coast line, Green Mountain, Vt., .Banff, Flowers of Havi, iMt. McKinley, Mexico City, Navajo Indians, autmnn foliage, Mormon terple and tabernacle, Mt Vernon, Zion and Mesa Verde parks, the Grand Tetons, Bryce Canyon and the Sequoia Park. If you have other reels you wish to donate to the h(pital, they will be gladly accepted %o add to the hospital ,Rbraxy of colored pictures. 'O-O FOUNDER OF COLDWATER HRISTIAN CHURCH DIES Ray. E. A. Newby, who founded the Coldwater Christian chxh and was a retired associate pastor of the ,Broadly Christian church in Wichit died on Decenber 6 at home in Wichita at the age of 82. During his career as a minister and evangelist he organized a total of 20 churches, 13 of zich are sti active, reports the Wichita Eagle. o It is thought that the Christian chureh here was fotmded around 1908. UNDES OPERATION Mrs. Robert Wood derwent major operation in Providence Hos- pital .in Kansas City, Kay., Tuesday of this week and is reported to be nmking a normal recovery, her many friends will be pleased to learm Mrs. Wood Is the former Miss Charlene Jackson, duhter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson of rural Coldwater. ---o-- LEGION AUXILIARY MEETING The American Legion xiliary will meet in the Legion room Tues" da 'Decenber 18, at 7:30. All mem- bers and those eligible are invited to attend. Vatlace White will speak on Yislation. V G, Secretary. BI0unt County Cherry Pie Chainpi0n girls braved the Icy roads ,last Saturday mornh end took part crry 1te baking co.test held zt the Coklwater high chool are, from the eft, Helen  of the Loyal ltslers club and  Harry Lohrding; Anita White of the Pleasant Club, daughter of Mr. and Mr Jm White and who laced a dose Judith ,lount of the Loyal Hustlers club0 daughter of Mr. ar Mrs. ]lount and who was chosen county champion; aacl  Atte- the  Hus2ers e2ub an4 daughter of Mr.  Mrs, 'Nig" county at the state contest to be held 5. Anita White as second lace winner,  accompany will .tmrflcipate in the day's activitieS. These rls are currently a oods project. of the contest were Mrs. urpo, Home Econamics teacher, and rs. W. H. Dae, Protectiom (Star photo.) At the dinner meeting ofthe Coldater Business *Men'S Associa- tion at the otle Cae Wednes- dy evening, ,plans were completed or a special Christmas program for the yotmg people of this trade area, On Saturday of next week, De- cember 22, e high sclmol band will parade and play on Main Street starting ut 3:00 p. rn. The 'Wm. H. Finney V. F. V. Post wi then turn loose several greased pigs, turkeys and guineas; also some pheasants with clipped wings, and those o catch them may. keep them, it is announced. Then Santa will take charge of a ,free distribution of sacks of candy for all the youngsters present on Iain Street. The regular Trades Day drawing will take .place at 7:00 p. zn. both on Saturday, December 15, and on the 22nd. The cash drawing this Saturday will be for $,55 and sev- eral merchandise prizes. ---o-o-- MOST DEATHS FROM TUBERCULOSIS UNNECFSARY "Although 102 us died of tuberculosis la year, TB is no longer considered a killing disease," reports Martin J, FitzPatrick, M. D., president of the Karmas Trudeau Society, medic branch of te Ken. sas Tuberculosis and 1-1ealth As- sociati_ Today most deaths from T are unnecessary. With hhe ad- vent of newer drgs td recent advances "in img surgery, TB has slowly been converted from a killing to a chronic disease. his azge has brotga4 about new problems in the ageold disease. Whtt of these B victims  have been spared death but still must learn to live with their disease? "By mxtdicapplng its viet'mls, wihlwut killing them, thig chronic" disease  a grve inencial and econmc problem both to the pa- tient and to ,his faly," reports Dr. FitzPatrick. The recent Kansas B Study Report reveals that too many pa- tients are leaving 2te hospital gainst medical advice ,before being cured while others who have been released axe ailtng to follow treat- nent progranm upon returning home. "Four hundrl-twenty new TB caesl-we been reported in Kansas thr Oct0ber of this year. Stoppmb the spread of e  rom the sick to 'the well, and findg the hidden case ts tbe only way T can be tru con- trolled," says Dr. FitzPatrick. "Dhe executive ccamnittee of the Kansas Tubermflosis and Health As. sociation is currenthy studyln we.y or strengthening the present TB control program in Kansas. "TB can andmust be prevented. Every ln- ass citizen Is called tpon to c operate wth his local tuberenlosL association's efforts to revent the spread of TB. Christm Seal funds support this voluatary ght adnst T. gB]83E-ALL WASTE DISPOSER Conpletely insta)led, $7.50 per numth on 12 ,months' plar lt.  LriBER & UPPLY. Comanche County Hospital Notes Admissions. December 5, Win S Coldwater. December 6, Oscar Tabor, Cokl- water; Raymond Cline Coldwater. December 7, Mrs. Edna young, Coldwater. December 9, Mrs. BarTra. 'l"nple, Protection. December 12, Mr Beth M birth of a daughter, Gay Lynn, to Mr. ad [rs Charles Ha; Reube lecht, Coldater. " December 7, Mr Mary Dootttle, Protection; Mrs. Bessie Lamk Protection; P#aymond 4ne, Cold- water. December 8, Mrs. tna Young, Caklwater. December 9, Mrs. Mabel  Pr tactical December 12, Oscar Tabor, Cold water. Paul J. Briggs Dies Of Wound Was One o| Western Kansas" Most Promlnnt Cattlemen The people of ComanChe county were greatly saoeked when it was learned that about 5:00 that mor- Lug Paul J. Briggs, one of the lead. ing cattlemen of western Kansas, was found dead by his wife in his office in the basement of his hame in htetion. County Coroner ,Dr. Ronald Mc- Coy and Sheri liflip Hackney were calm and ib was ound that a discharged 3030 rie was lying beside Mr. Briggs' ody and ap- parently his wound was self-inict. ed. He had set ,the a2ra for 5 o'clock and when the alarm con- tlnued to ring, his wie arose and found that her husband was in the basement. He had not been in "good health for several months. Private funeral services were held at 10:00 a. ,m. Thursday morning, Decenber 13, in the home and were in charge of Rev. L. K. Witliamson, pastor of the Protection Baptist church. Interznent was in Highland Park Cemetery near Ashland. Oblttmry. Paul Jones Briggs, son of George and Euna Briggs, was ,born Dccem. bar 28, 1897, on the rigs ranch in Comanche county, Kansas. He depaed this life December 11, 1956, at the age of 59 years, fll months  17 day. He was united in maTiage with Mattie Davis, daughter of James trth Davis, on ay 19, 1927, inProtectiom Kans. To this union were born two children, C%arles lwa  and Jaxflce , both of Wichita. He was a resident of Comanche county ,his entire ffe. In thtt period he yeas active in. al civic affairs and was atways generous in his contributions to promote the wel- fare of the community. He was a aber of the 'Baptist church and MaSonic Ie No. 384 at Protec- tion, and of the Wichita Consistory. Ie is survived by his wife, Mat- tie, his son and dugr, four) gradchildren, his brother, Jom, and a ister, Mrs. Anna Mrley, of Eurel Kans. He started ,leaxnig fl%e Hvestock busines on the home ranch when he was just big enough to ride. In the next ham century, until the time of his death, his profession carried him through our nation from ocean to ocean and from Cn- ada to Mexico, In te span of his yeas his mode of travel dzged from the horse to the freight train and ubile to the medert air- olanrigtnalee of today. e was one of the lytng Ranchers using aircra,t, ying tho of hours buying mi seIL-g .cattle. He loved ,the airplane for the feeling of freedom, that cwnes with the 9assing of great distances. It af- ordeal h inspiration and @ave vehicle %o ghts conceived as he used it to great advantage until his recent years. I his persond and nminess life he had, many triumphs end dis. appointments. He wan ve]l ac- quitted with drouth and go(cl times. To those who knew him he wax a  of deal>set principles. ,He believed devoutly in a upreme ,Being, in our e enterorise system, and the Godgiven right to better one's sef and mtrvoundrg His in. fluence  Judgement has been felt in rnm comers of the cattle world** HIS consistency of devotion to a main purpose in life and to the Ol eratlon of ,his organization  d- m4red by all The devotion aYcl-the atient care which he @ave to his Ife and chtldren , is alone a com- pliment td the life of Paul Jones Briggs. All of his host of friends feel a person loss in the passing of this esteemed citizen of our county. SPECIAL EDITION NEXT WEEK Fallowing the  of weekly papers at fltis ason, the Western Star wll next week publish a large special Cistmas edition which will include many Christmas and holi- day gpeettngs from our trades- people. So if you have a special message, lease notify the Star. CS22WAS SPFIAL A new shipment of house dresse $3.98. 224t. JOYLESS DPS SID. Blue Cross-Blue Shield Benefits Are increased Several Fares Visited. On Conservation Tour ffectle JanUary 1, lue CYoss- Blue Shiell memberships have been increased to include all unmarried children up to age 21. Until this thne, the age ait on single or urmmrried children has beea 19. This increase in dependent cover- age under a Me Crossue Shield fanily membership is nade at no in. crease in dues. AI Blue CYosslue Shield mem- bers in the state will be notified within the next few days of the age churge, and mbers between the ages of 19 and 21 now CmTying a sepsxate single Blue CrosBlue Shield membershkp in their own name, may want to cancel that nem- bershp ami return to them parents' amfly rnenbership. It was stressed today by Hervnan Andreg, Newton, Blue Cross presi- dent, and Dr. ,Francis Collins, Tc eka, Blue Shield president, that thds age charge is "only for single Blue Cross-Blue Shield members between 19 and 21 years of age. Members in that age category who are mar- tied wgl stiff need to carry this I oersonal llue Cross-Blue hield } membership." [ This age change i. partic] significant for the 19-and-21-yearids t who are in cortege, nd depemient l on their pexents, the two Plan presi- dents inted out. If you have a son or daughter who now has a separate single Blue Crosslue Shield maeat- bershtp, you may want to cancel the single membership and include th person in your aily membership. The change s optional, however, and wi,il be made only at the member's request. They xther exRained that when a child reaclms age 21, or when he marries, it w,l be ne to notl tue CrosBl,ue icl4 when a separate membership Is desire& This request must be within 60 days fter the 21t birthday or cate of BE Stage  YOU THE RIGHT CAT! To the Starf We have five nice, ,large cats, ou toms vacl one mother cat. We're very rottcl o our oats as th keep the ace very wetl rid of rats, mice, gophers and moles. But very frequently of ate we have caught cats in the henhouse eathng a chiekera However, upon exmining the chicken, it wotId be cc ,I fom two young chicken this motoring about half eaten up. I returned for breakfast, Isaid to my wfe, ,I had just as wel take my rifle ad go to ktng cats, bad as I hate tcC' She said, "It-.Just makes me sick to have the cats  dckens fter I get them to frytn, g lZe." Yet I could not believe 1 of the cats were  chickens and hated to  Ive cats to get the .kilter, so I decided to Bet some steel tra, th I might catch the right cat Tere are two cents to the henhouse so I .put all the chick. ens in one room  shut the door so they eotld't get into a trap-- setting the traps just inside of the tra door, or vivel hale, before gc g to be Vhe I went tosee If I ad a eat in the try, I was so m.xlotts to determine which was the guilty feline. I opene4 the door and to , I had a cat--the guilty one ---a arge ,polecat Stagey Deewali had Just stopped by to pick up his daughter and he came to  ce. I held the shlght and he shot the cat. was so  to thiv I had not killed we mocent cat,-not even one of theaL t was a happy .ur Rrlse that z had caught the guilty cat--of the 1le variety. V P. MORTOn. ANOTHER COLD SNAP fter a -lndy day Wednesday the north wind ded but the tern. perature continued to go on down during the night to 8 degrees zbove zero, Weatherman Vernon Pepperd reports. Not even a trace of snow arrived, in spite of the general forecast of those ho are supposed to know-- the state forrs, fnetlmes it seems they are mere guessers, like the rest of us. Send the Star to a friend. Awards Will Be Made To Two Farmers in February Are there spots iz the count]? which you ve ,not visited? Cora- vnents of the group which made the ition of five #arm over the county to see what conservatiom practices had been adopted ,by each ,vere that this was the first time- some of them ,hRd been in erent parts of the county. The tour was planned to give all bankers of the county, newspapermen, Sol Con- servation District Board members, A. S. C. chairman and Extension Board chaimwan an idea of qat conservation measures had been established on the five farms seqected by the Key Banker Con- sevation Award committee. From this group of five, two vill be ,..lecto ed by the committee to receive thls outstanding award for conservation work performed. Stops were made in the ,morning' at Richard Bird's and Roy BoisseU and Son. ,Richard showed he group what can e done on a very .%nd land farm to keep it fro blving by reseeding fields vhivh were a continual ,blow hazard ,back to grass, strip cropping and estab- lishing of tree strips. 'He  has a good herd of Shorthorn oo producing ecder calves adapted in size to his gTaSS Supy. The Bois- seaus farm a rater large acreage northeast of Coidvater of tlch a ,portion has been  continual blow hv.zard. They have established 500 acres of grass on Toor eropltd. terraced nearl a seotic of land and are dmg a good job of farm their  They have a cmvherd an4 use a wintering program of steers and heifers a/so as their :estock program. At noon the group enjoyed a steak dinner served by the Scholle Oafe and sponsored by the local Soil Conservation District. rPhe first stop fter dinner was the Charles Jackson h. Carles operates bout 4000 vres of which bout 100 acres is in cropland. The cropland is used entirely for the production of 9tfalfa and silage crops for the Hereford cow herd. Charley uses very good pasture management and is using the rec- ommended practice of taking oe- hal of his grass, eaCh season an leaving onehtf. Around 200 head of cows are carried on the ranch each year. Some furrowing of pas- ture land has been done on the ranch a well as pant!ng k alkali spots to Bermuda gras Sanders Brethers, Bob and Ralph, were the next stop. They use a live- stock-wheat type of farming cera- tion. Bob made the nent this was the first year since they trove operated this ldace that they haven't had a hoof of cattle. Alfalfa and sweet clover have been used extensively in the crop rotation pr gram. A rge drainage ditch ,wa built in 1952 to carry off the ex- cessive amount of water which usuay, slmads .on their cropland. "This hasn't been a problem the past several years," was the Send. ers boys, coment. Three hundre twenty acres of cropland s been reseeded to gra Snetng new to most "of the group  the next stop made. The group ound Joe fkhmnaer har at work on a rge rotmd top r- ehirze shed , he  building y himself with help of a hired man. The cost of this building was le than ha hat it would hve mst if Joe had had a c0ractor to Put it up. Maybe all. of us ottld t, ake a good lesson frm Joe. The tall, thick  stable on pproximately 115 acres of land w had been leveled this Past year  Joe with his own tractor and leveler made eversne see here Irrtgutlon paid off this past er. With a well which will uce over 2400 Uon of water ,per minute, J ta now veling an additional 60 acres of land, using the cntour bench plato Roy Sultz ws operating the tractor and eveler lch he has done or al the lad leveled. None of us wanted his Job, becatme we were there Wednesday, Novembe 28, when the temperature was around 20 degrees and the vind " vas bkarlng 3040 miles per hour out of the north. Eve was interested In seeing the machine operate and to see how the emtot (Continued on-page five)