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September 7, 1918

The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 8

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t »AGfe EIGHT. THE HUTOftlKSOK NBWB V THINKS DRAINAGE CANAL SHOULD BE GRADED AGAIN And Other Chances Made so That a Flood Could be Prevented if It Should Come. ' Should then? come some terrible tains like there 1ms been In limns lpnst, Hutchinson people might bo caused considerable disturbance and inconvenience lo say nothing of expense, beeause the drainage canal has become filled up with sill. This Of course Is to be expected because nil streams do the same thins and tunny have had their courses changed entirely. What the city needs, ac- nordlng to City Kncinecr I.ee. Is to have the caniil graded again und Other changes made. In his reooniiiieiidaiion lo Will II. Shears, commissioner of streets, he says: Sepirinher G, 1918. Mr. Will II. Shenis, Commissioner, 'City: Dear Sir:---Huh hlnson dug a dialn- nge canal to protect a large part of its business and residence section In 1905. This canal has amply paid for Its cost. At the present it has silled up until It Mould be unable (o curry flood water In ftny such volumes as It would In a flood like 190H-4 or B. The silting up IB no reflection on the original engineering work! U Is to be expected and will occur again. At. -the present the silt J>ns filled the bed of the canal from 0 to 5 feet, tlKOnaJor part of the silt being down toward the river, Can Grade Canal. The head galea al CoW creek have raised the upper end of the canal slightly and tho sand pumps have lowered the river end slightly, so that the grade of the canai..can be mnde slightly steeper than it was originally. The amount of silt In tBe caiml at the present is approximately 47,000 yards. This amount Is based on 150 feet, the full original width or the canal. The canal could be decreased to 100 feet in width and have a capacity of 1,250 second feet The normal flow of Cow creek Is approximately 15 second feet. This in conjunction with the creek through the city would be ample tfj care for any flood that could be brought down to Hutchinson by Ihe present Cow creek banks. This would also be less liable to sill up as the velocity of The Cow creek water would not b e decreased ns much as with tho 150 width. The yardage with the 100 feet channel would be 27,000 yards. If the full width be maintained the city will have, to acquire ground to waste the dirt upon. The efuiat tn Its present condition Is- a menace to the city. Respectfully, '" CITY ENGINEER. MEW ORDERS RECEIVED. 4 ' The U. S. Employment Bureau Ha* Word lo Send More Men. The United StatCB Employment bureau has received a call for carpenters to be sent lo Nashville, Tenneesscp, noxt Tuesday hlght. They have also received a call Tor a large number o( laborers, a limited number of plumbers, coppermHlthB, 9team-flttors. pipe­ fitters and machinists to be sent to the shipyards at Portland, Orogon, next Friday, Sept. 1:1. It Is understood that tree transportation will be furnished the men from some point In Kansas. W. C. T. U. HELD CONVENTION, County Convention of W. C. T. U. Well Attended—Report* Made. Tho W. C. T. II. Convention which was held yesterday at the English Lutheran church yesterday was well represcnted»*y unions from all over the county and fine reports of the year's work were made. The supeHn- tendenta of the various departments were, appointed following the'elcctlon of officers. Mrs. George Sendley waa elected president; and Bhe choso Mrs. Chester Kail as her vice-president. Glen Ellison Recital Proves Edison's Triumph E VKR since the first phonograph was made, music lovers have looked forward to the day when this wonderful invention would be perfected—when it would reproduce the human voice with such exactness that the reproduction would be just as real as the actual voice it reproduced. At the First Methodist Church, Last Night Mr. Glen Ellison, Eminent Scotch Baritone; proved conclusively that the genius Edison at last has invented an instrument that fulfills every expectation and every requirement of the most exacting and cultured music cjitic. «, t to. The Above Shows Mr. Ellison as He Sang Last Night With \Ifie . NEW" EDISON -• "27ie Phonograph with a Soul" and demonstrated thafthis wonderful instrument not merely reproduces but actually RK-CRKATKS all forms of musio Own a New Edison. Have this entrancing music right in your own home. We gladly will serve you. The Zinn Jewelry & Optical Co. Henry Zinn John Birchfield OLD SETTLERS WILL HAVE PICNIC TUESDAY IN PARK Will Re-or$rnnize jn Effort to Re* •establish Annual Picnics of ForAer Years. - An Old Settlers Picnic will be held In Riverside Park Tuesday of next week. It will convene all day, and everyone IB Invited to bring Ills dinner to the park in good old picnic fashion. Admission to the park will bo tree, and Mr. Deck baa offered tho park attractions tree to those at the jitcnic. The Old Settlers have, not had their annual picnic for three or four years past; and there tvfll bo a re-organlia- tlon made Beit Tuesday in an effort to establish them again. Speakers for the afternoon have been provided. J. N. Tlncher of Medicine Ixidge, W. C. Lansdon and Samuel Amldon of Wichita, will speak to the crowd in the afternoon. It is hoped that, the old members of the association will attend und that ninny others will plan logo. •••••••••*••*••• • • 0 PICKED UP 'ROUND TOWN, • • '' • C. W. Pcckham of Havon was In town yesterday on business, Mrs. F. O. Haraer leH for Ford county today where she will tenth this winter, Mrs. -M. Bonk, Mrs. John Baker and Mrs. Ida Rutledge were out ot town cullers from Nlckersou yesterday. Charles Clladay and William Droi- bilbls went to Newton tils morning on oil business. M'r. and Mrs. G. W. Hofsess returned last night lrom a motor trip through western Kansas. Mrs. E. R. Clements leaves tomorrow for Kansas City on a buying trip for tho elements Millinery. The Past Matrons Club.will meet Monday evening at the home of Mrs. M. Hongland on Fifth uvenue west. Judge William Logan of Keokuk, Iowa, who came to attend the funeral of Frederick Fprshn Is spending a few days with friends. , Mrs. John Urban has returned from l'5ureka where she was called by the death of her sister Mrs. W. E. Mllll- ken a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. H, C. Warner came from Arlington yesterday with their son, Raymond... Warner, who left last night for Camp Funston. Mrs. F. W. Wiggins of Inman, MIB. A. J. Huckelberry of Partridge and Mrs. C C. Price of Oswego wqro out of lown visitors hero yesterday. Miss Vesta Kane, Miss Clara Kane and Mi's. J. W. Greenlee and daughter, Kalherine were out of town visitors here yesjerday from Greensburg. Sirs. W, F. Waggoner Is expected to arrive tontght from Washington, D. C where sho Iras been staying with her husband who recently left for duty overseas. A letter from Dr. Frank Neff - who is in France has been received, und will be read to the congregation at the First Slelhodist church tomorrow morning. The Pershing Red Crss Club will meet next Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Clarence Taylor. Everyone is rcuuestcd to be present as important business Is to he transacted. , Miss Hazel-Anderson ot Partridge, Mrs. W. L. Shumhart of Nlckersou, iMIss Ruth Iiuckran ot" EH Dorado, and Mrs. R. H. Bales ot St. John were among the out of town visitors here yesterday. Mrs. 15. A. Alsberger of Larned, Miss Ida Reed of Nickerson, * Miss Janetl Riggs of Mullinville, Mrs. E. Prof fit of Raymond and Mrs. S. A. Bardrlck of learned were out of town callers in the city yesterday. Marriage licenses wero issued yesterday, to Robert F. McDermed, Jr., aged 21 of Hutchinson and Miss JO. •Marie Harding, 20 of Wichita; Broil McDermed 25wand Ruth Amelia Coleman lU, both of this city. The latter received her mother's consent. The contract will be left Monday for the uew $32,000 school building which will be 'built at Plevna. The Plevna Board and the Rural School Board have combined to build the school house, to roplace the one recently destroyed by fire. County Clerk George W. Lee is having considerable grief these days because so rnuny of tho men who are registering for the now draft come to hit office thinking ihat is where the registration is all to take place. Tho registration hoard is located" on the third floor of the court bouse and it is here that men wishing (o register ahead of time must go. The Women's Homo Missionary Society of tho MeibodlBt church will meet on Monday afternoon at- the home of 'Mrs. U. W, Morris, 301 Twelfth avenue east. Ttie regular meeting day is Thursday, but due to the Conference which is to be held at the church on Thursday, tho meeting will be held on Monday. Quarterly dues are to be paid on Ihif day. The locul board was, shall we say, honored yesterday when the noted Scottish baritone, m e n Ellison, who gave sucb a splendid concert at the First Methodist church last evening, registered yesterday afternoon at the local board hero, lie and.bis manager.] Clayton T. Cunningham, both registered hero because their borne Is in lxia Angeles, and they would not he able to get there in time to register, so their , registration cards will be sent there from here. Good Batteries will soon be scarcer than hens' teeth Order now if you "want the best WipM SERVjMSTATION Electric Battery & Repair Co. 108 Sherman East. G. E. GILMORE, Phone 2742 one who can serve you quickly and intelligently, and surely will extend you every courtesy should his services be required. . >' • The Hnmpel Auto Company of this city are state distributors for Oldsrao- bile automobiles. Chas. Hampel is proprietor and territory manager and C. M. Menefee has lately joined Uie company as retail sales manager. Mr. Menefee has been with the Wichita, Kansas, Oldsmoblle/ -concern for the past two years and has had charge of ..the south central Kansas territory. AVIATORS' GET ORDERS. And They Carry Them Out to the Fullest Extent. An American Aerodrome Some- stood in a semi-circle around a desk on which was spread a large map. "The push starts tomorrow," said the Colonel. "We have allotted to us this zone. It is our Job to wreck stations, trains and bridges in there." The pilots saluted, and filed out By nine o'clock the next morning, two trains had been derailed, one ammunition train was on 'fire and still exploding, and two railway stations lay in ruins. The infantry, thanks, in part, tp the work of tho airmen in hampering tho movements of. the Gorman reserves; had advanced a-mile on a tea-mile front. . The official aviation'report for the day said: "One of our machines -is missing; two German machines were destroyed." COMMITTEE IN SESSION. TWENTY-FIRST YEAR. Oldsmoblle Organization Includes Bait Type of Auto Dealers. In tho twenty-one years since Ihe first Oldsinobile horseless carriage was Introduced to the public, u wonderfully efficient saleB and service organization has been built up. Oldsmobile has become a national InBlttu- tlpu iu tho broadest sense of the term. Go where you will throughout the United States: always you will find close at hand and Oldsmoblle dealer. Not merely a «wu who B e ll» m*, JbufJ Wmen's Liberty Loan Committee —Had Luncheon and Meeting Today At Y. W. C. A. The meeting of the local Women's Liberty Loan Committee for this district (is in session this afternoon at the Y.'W. C. A.. The luncheon was served to about forty-five women, with Mrs. E. E. Yaggy acting as hostess. During the luncheon several of the poems written by Mrs, Margaret Perkins Briggs on the Third Liberty Loan were read by Mrs. James Hettinger-and several of the gueBts. Mrs. Henry Ware Allen, the state chairman-| data of the committee, and Mrs. E. E, Yag­ gy both of whom attended tho meeting of the committees at Wichita yesterday and Thursday, gave tho reports of what was done at tho Wichita meeting. PERSHING'S DESCENDENTS. According to Mrs. Hattle L. Hager, He Descends from French HugonoU. Okmulgee, Okla.—According to records in the possession of Mrs. Hattle L. Hagar, of Okmulgee, General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary forces In France, Is a direct descendont of French Hugonols of Alsace, the great-great grandfather of the present general having been born within sight of the Rhine. Mrs, Hagar, who is a second cousin of the "general, has in her possession tho complete family tree, from Frederick Pershing, born In 1724, down to tne present generation. According to this record, Frederick Pershing, great-great grandfather of General Pershing, was born in Alsace about three-quarters of a mile from the. river Rhine. When ^Frederick Pershing came to America ,W~1749 tho family name was "Pfoerschin/ 1 which in French mean^t "silk" and in German, "peach." Somo years later members ot the family changed the .name to better suit the English language and it became "Pershln." Issac PerBhln, a prominent members of the family, added the final "g." Descendents of Frederick Pershing are now scattered through the United States. \ The Rev. Daniel Pershing, fourth son of Frederick and great grandfather of G«neral Pershing, was a Methodist preacher In Pennsylvania in tho latter part of tho. eighteenth century. The Rev. Daniel Pershing died in Dcrry township, Pennsylvania in 1883. His son, Joseph, was the grandfather of General Pershing I whose father's name was John 'Fletcher Pershing. General Pershing's father moved westward from Pennsylvania in the early days and General Pershing was born at Laclede, Mo., according to' Mi's. Hagar'B His birthday was on September 13, 1860. / THIS SQUniREL TRIMMED SEALSKIN COAT JUST THE THING FOR THE AUTUMN DAY$ KINDERGARTNERS ENROLL NEXT MONDAY MORNING Twv Schools Will be Conducted This Year Instead of One As Last Year. KIndorgartners are lo enroll Monday at the Central school, and at North Side, between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning, and 1:00 and 8:00 in the afternoon. Miss Minnie L. Ward under whoso direction this work will be conducted again this year, has returned from Kansas City, Missouri, where she has \een spending the summer^ and 1B making preparations for a bigger and better kindergarten than ever before. . , " Only tho five year-old tots can be enrolled this year. Last year it was too crowded to do Justice to each child and so tho plans are for this year lo have a limited number of children enrolled. . MlBH.Ward will have charge of tho children at Central school and she will bo assisted by Mrs. Hazql Haines. MISB Winifred Leonard will tak"e care of those who aro to attend a^ Northslde. She will bo assisted by •MISB Bernice Lee. ITEMS OF INTEREST ^jj ^0 RED CROSS WORKERS!! A new committee has'tlieen organ' Ized which is called the Special Representatives of the Divisional/Bureau of Personnel. The committee consists ot Fred Ct French, chairman, Mrs. IJA. Keys, vice-chairman and J. E. ConK- lin. They will take up all personnel work of the >eounty»and pass upon all applicants and such work "SB that. -- The Red Cross headquarters received posters today, which give preliminary information onlthe proposed •Selective Service Act. Those posters will be distributed to*all the Red Cross branches. Case No. 255 has been shipped and contained CO sweaters and Case No. 256 contains 40 sweaters, and Case •No, 257 - contains 3,900 triangular bandages. . Seal and squirrel are always in, vogue, but this year (bey wit} be aJ>i teoat u^-ta»bion«bl«, {f« tba fitly criap day* ot autumn tola little cpatee Ja lost tb,o thifcg and tt irtfee very Jatfrt model, a* the sttrpUoa, front,and fall pack caa testify, The cugg, which are almost elbow deep.' « rrarwtoral jjAd.A.fcyf« at the end o| and the long colter.are —... . surpUoal w peep./ Box No. 245 contains a miscellaneous list ot hospital garment! and supplies. Tho box contained: 20 bed jackets, 133 pajamas, 2 summer convalescent robea, 9Q winter convalescent robes, 260 helpless case shirks, 13 bandage foots socks,'' 5 pairs bed socks, 17 underdrawers, 17 undershirts, -1 pajama pants, 14 operating caps, 13 operating gowns and a3 operating masks. BUY IN QUANTITIES. to En. \ Purity Grocery and Market courage This System. Tho Purity Grocery pnd Murket are starting a special sale pfto ^on -Monday with wbich .it Is aimed to encourage quantity buying on groceries and supplies, Tho Purity has offered low prices regularly on all eftts and especially low prlceB where bought In case lots and quantities, Starting Monday they will givo an additional five per cent reduction on all bills amounting to five dollars or over either cash or credit. This is a fino opportunity for- U)l to Block; up on items_that are cer* tain to be short in supply, or much^. higher in price, and hundreds will no' doubt take advantage of the Purity's liberal Htsr. 7-lt A (SOOO^UGOESTION. This W.lll Save tot* of Time and Perhaps Thousands of Ooltari. A good suggestion has been made- by A. to Asher. Mr. Ashor says )t w.iultt be a fine tulng for the BelUTolephone company to furnish a telephone at. tho War Savlpga booth, and fiaj-T cars t stationed there, and {then'the basluesB men who have to register call fatf-*^" car and have it take ihein to register and back to their work. • •:• In this way, Mr. .Asher gaV}, there will be lotB of time saved besides pfcT' haps thousands of dollars, becausejtte men would not have to be awaysfrmn tbolr wo/k only a short time. O. W, Jeckbam of Haven was In tovp yesterday business. ^ •

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