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August K, IM1
('owdarled by Mr,
lio-hcrt F. Spruce." Farm iVninnstratnr and Special
WHY SIKH l.l CONSTITITIONAI,
AMF.NDMF.NT NO. 1 BK
Dy Prof. C. I). 11
!U' this article We will nnilam .i
' m,ne,s ,nB"' compare,. 10 ph(iw. V(111 tha, (hp nteW(lUl f
mooo bushel, last year. Hemp is ,h ,hillrW) f Kentucky demand
estimated at about 3,000 acres. (h. , v.,!- VKS ih- .,.!.
Condition of Crop, hy Count ie, . , Mrjko , ,,,.;,.
POl I.TKY MKKTING
Saturday, August 27, will be a big
poultry !ay in Iterea. Alt of tlu
hri-i'.lrr of Khodc Island Reds Arc
t . i
goirg to put on an exhibition lor the ;,lon 'ne Mate all references to
purpose of nmking a selection for the "rn , tho Superintendent of Public Instnu-
.StatoFnirexhil.it. Ii?'!',,m e,t'"n " " elective officer. T!iis
r.i , mi i - ... I Tobacco H2 i 1... ... I . .
J nis exniou hi ncrca wnn oe ,10 I niiicnonicin. oocs noi provide for a
extra one because it will be made up
of the first-class bird from tno
flocks of Madison and
Anv one wishing to purchase rck-
crds or bir.ls or iret information will SWIFT PROIU CE REVIEW
Lower prices now prevailing on
I Wheat 70
I Oats 73
Rofkcatle K"'K le tricporiers ibium to semi
in report on time)
be greatly benefited by attending this
A CROP RECORD
Thomas Guest of Robtown section
made a splendid record in growing
rye and wheat. He produced 25'
bushels of rye per acre and 15 bush
els of wheat rer acre. This is a
splendid record considering the sea
son we have had. Mr. Guest is a
pood farmer, ami his ideas and plans
are worth knowing.
More attention should be given to
our soils and maintaining soil fertil
ity. It's an evident fact that if
we continue to take from the soil
plant food in the form of good
crops, and return nothing, it will be
only a question of a few years until
good soils will be poor and our poor
soils turned out to the commons.
Sweet Clover is one of the best rem
edies for making the poor land rich
method of securing the Superintend
ent in the future but leaves that mat
ter to the wisdom of the Legislature,
guided by the experience of other
sta'es, the judgment of the educa
tional force of Kentucky as express
ed thru their Association, and thu re.
poultry are due to heavier movement, commen.lat ions of the School Survey
Indications are that we will see con-. Commission that has been making
tinued heavy shipment to market ; crcful study of school conditions
with still lower prices, as prices on nn1 n,.,,a thruut the Commonwealth
poultry lor some time have been out I during the past year.
of line with prices on other kinds of! . , ,. , . ,
live stock order that I may make perfect-
'e, " 01 ' . .. ... . I'y c'r the ground upon which those
...... 1 7 ' I stand who favor this amendments allow
nd, which is haivng some effect on
i me to present my argument under four
tile Kriiiri ni iiuniui. aim la ii'pihiiipi- , . . .
. . ' heads, the cornerstones, I may say,
ble for the lower dressed markets. .. . .. ' " "
. .. , i i. ' uPon "huh all reasons for the pro-
Production of cream is showing j ' . . . 1
. . . ,. poseil change rest,
some increase, due to pasture condi-
tions, and markets have declined in;1 Where Did This Movement For
line with general markets on other Amending the Constitution Along
commodities. ) Educational Linen Originate?
Egg production is now light, and j 1. This amendment, and the on.
the trade generally is turning to the ' which will be discussed before you
use of storage eggs, as the amount ! later, are not partv measures, or
of fresh being marketed is not large
enough to care for the consuming demand.
Now is the time to begin to plan
for cover crops. Every acre of poor
land should be covered with some
kind of a cover crop this winter. We
need more humus in our soils. The
cover crop will help in this matter
Rye is one of the best cover crops
and can be seeded a little later than
any other crop, for the winter,
Crimson Clover is good if seeded in
August; but will not grow abundant
ly on all soils.
A cover crop will keep the lanJ
from washing, l.old the foil fert'i'ty,
increase the humus supply and fur
nish grazing for late fall and early
spring. Every farmer should plan
his cover crops and by doing so he
is increasing his investment.
KEXTICKY CROP REPORT FOR
Estimates placing Kentucky's 1921
tobacco crop at approximately 385,-
000 acres compared to 650,000 acres
last year (or 30re decrease) and the
wheat crop at 6,764,000 bushels com
pared to 5,610,000 bushels last year,
and the features of the July crop re
port for Kentucky, issued today at
Louisville and Frankfort by the Uni
ted States Bureau of Market1! and
Crop Estimates in cooperation with
State Commissioner of Agriculture
W. C. Hanna. This decrease of 843,.
000 bushels from June 1st estimate
of the Kentucky wheat crop, due
chiefly to poor filling of heads in
many sections even tho the acreage
was nearly 10 percent more than in
This month's preliminary estimate
of the acreage of corn indicates a
crop of about 92,791,000 bushels com
pared to 100,650,000 bushels last year,
while oats are estimated at only
6,565,000 bushels compared to 6,225.
000 last year. Many fields of oats in
various parts of the State were so
short they had to be cut with a
mower or be pastured. Rye is esti
mated at 420,000 bushels compared to
480,000 bushels last year; barley,
160,000 bushels compared to 112,000
bushels last year; Irish potatoes
4,458,000 bushels compared to 6.453,
000 bushels last year; and sweet po
tatoes 1,797,000 bushels compared to
1,890,000 last year.
All these 1921 estimates are sub
ject to revision downward or upward
as the season progresses, depending
on favorable or unfavorable weather
and other conditions hereafter. These
tobacco and corn estimates are the
first of this season, ami as planting
of both crops was continued very
late this year such estimates may be
subject to considerable change either
upward or downward before the end
of this season.
Hay has been a short crop (in yield
per acre) in most counties, tho in
some places it is good. Much of it
is very weedy, especially with white
top, the average condition of all hay
being only 68 percent; pastures gen
erally are only fair. Fruit is irreg
ular, but generally a very short crop.
Apples are only about 1H percent of
a full crop, but in the Henderson
commercial district they are half
crop or better. Peaches and pears
are only 8 percent of full crop.
Melons generally are in fair condi
tion, tho late.
Blue-grass seed and hemp are
short cropa in Kentucky this year,
tho aoma hemp was planted in place
of tobacco. Tha State's blue-gras
seed crop is estimated at only 187,-
Hay and Grain.
Corn No. J white ftSe. No. 3 while
rifi ii .7r. No 4 will's TitfyXic. No ;j
yellow ,Sfi ;M; No. 4 vellovv ."rfi'ff ."c,
No. 2 mixed ."iSc.
Si mini Ilny-
clover mixed $T'fi lit.
Wlici.t No. 2 ted l 2-."i H Z. No,
S red .W) I.in, No. 4 red M.lJiJf 1.15.
Butter, Eggs and Poultry.
Butter Whole milk creamery extras
ttic. centrallHii extras 4itc, firsts 3.V,
fancy dairy 33c.
Kccs Extra firsU 3.V, firsts 31e,
ordinary firsts -'Tc.
Live Poultry Broilers 2 lbs and
over yf! fowls 4 Ids ami over .'Jc,
under 4 His iSc, roosters He.
Tattle Steers, giMMl to choice $7 75
j5!)..Vt, fair to good XH .i03 7.7:i, common
to fair 'ntj.."i. heifers, gooil to choice
o.."i'(i .-, fair to good $.,.riiKM..-ii.
common to fuir i aimers $1.50
4i stock heifers $4'ft5. stock steers
Cnhex O'mmI to 1 hoice $1 1.50?; 12,
fair to food JS'ii 11 50, common and
large $3 7.
Sliivp tiood to choice $."t4.50. fni
to good $2(33, common ra'
lnmbs, good to choice $11.5011.75,
K00U T..0 311..iO.
Hons Heavy $'j.50 10, choice
packers and butchers $lKit0.25, me
dium $1025, common to choice heavy
fat mows 7, li.'lit shliiiiers (lU.OU.
pigs (llo lbs and Is) $0f 10.
for the personal advantage of any
group or individual. They first took
definite form in the meeting of the
Legislative Committee of the Ken-
years at an inadequate salary with
no thought as to his future. As a
result many of our Superintendents
have aspired to other sUite offices
A nititilK-r have made the race ilur.
ing their term, and a few have been
elected to another office before the
expiration of their term as head of
our school system. It Is needless to
point out the effect of sin h a divided
intctet in a matter of so much im
portatice as our Public Schools. Such
a condition makes a fearless, con
structive policy even during the short
term of four years practicably im
possible. 2. With the present political meth
od of securing a Superintendent, the
first qualification considered by those
who largely control nominations it
the vote-getting ability of the candidate.
Many good men have been practi
cally ruled off of the ticket because
they did not reside in the right sec
tion of the State, or were too close
neighbor to another stnng candidate.
As a result our schools have often
been under the control of politicians
instead of educational leaden of first
.1. The rhildrrn of Kentucky de
sert e the best that ran be obtained
in education, and the tax-parra de
nerve 100 rents of service for every
dollar they put into the schools of
To give this, the State Superin
tendent should be a man of as fine
ability, thoro training, and broad ex
perience as the President of our
State I'niversity or the Superintend-
trndent, put Into office by the Gover
nor, or by a hi-partir.an State Hoard j
The weight of opinon is decidedly
in favor of the 1I partisan Hoard of
Education as the appointive power.
Some people fear to put the power
of appointing this Hoard into the
hands of the Covi rr.ir. c en wnea
safeguarded by tin provision iba
MNtOVED UNIFORM INTONATION At
1 Lesson T
illy lll:v T. MTZW A I Ml. I l ,
IVin lo-r nr t- MKll-li Mi t.lo In (lia Mouily
HiMr Insiiiiit nf Chi.m.i )
i' Is.'l. sirrn Nrwfii-r t'nlnn )
i'( t more than f've o.it of nin
tucky Educational Association held ent ,,f our 1rK'"t y School Sys
in Louisville. Anril. 1919. Soon ff..r ! m- ,n sii-king for such a nmn the
the committee adopted them as apart
of the Legislative program they were
approved by the Association at its
annual business session. They were
riinothy per ton $21.."i0, Part f th0 Legislative program
backed by the K. L. A. during the
1920 session of the legislature, and
were reported in their present form
to the Association last April, and ap
proved without a dissenting vote at
the largest business session ever held
by the teachers of the State.
2. Back of this movement on the
part of the teachers has been years
of careful study on the part of the
educational leaders of the State who
were earnestly seeking for the cause
of Kentucky's backwardness in edu
cation. These men and women are
not breaking into new fields in what
they have proposed, but are follow
ing the best lines of educational
thought, and the most satisfac
tory experience of other states in
the Union. So you may rest assured
that these amendments to our fun
damental law are no untried experi
ments, hastily or selfishly proposed
by partizans, or designing men seek
ing personal advantage.
II. What are the Objections to the
Present Method of Securing a
State Superintendent of
1. A continuous, constructive ed
ucational policy is impossible in the
State with the present constitutional
EASY TO REPAIR TIRES
The development of materials
which make the repairing operation
a very simple matter has eliminated
most of the discomfort of making an
emergency tire repair on the road.
About all a motorist need carry in
his tool box for tire troubles is a
cold patch kit for inner tube repa:r,
some blow-out ratches for repairs to
casings, some tiro tape and a heal-e-
fltf mitfif fnp Alii, a, itn knrl inl In'
the surface of the casing. j
With a cold pa.th kit, says a bulle
tin of the United States Tira Com-!
pany, an inner tube can be perman
ently repaired in a few minutes with
out the application of beat. This
n eans a big saving in time eni
bother, as' everyone knows who his
vulcanked a patch to a tube. Ihej
cold kit patch consists of a small
tin can containing a metal buffer fr
roughening tho rurface of the tube
around the hole or slit, a tube of
cement and a sheet of rubber. j
All that a driver can hope to do,
v. hen a casing blowt out and he has1
no spare, is to make a temporary re- j
lair that will enable him to finish!
his journey. IL will find his beat
friend for this purpose is a neve:
creep blow-out patch. On each aide is '
a flap that can lie locked betwei n
the bead and the rim to keep thr
patch from creeping away from the
injured spot. ;
Tire tape ought always to form a
part of a car's emergency equip-'
ment because of the many ways in,
which it is useful in case of trouble.!
The fourth necessary item, hea!-a-
cut, is a soft tire dough which is'
used to fill up cuts in the surface of
the casing. If used in time it will
prolong the life of casings that have'
suffered bad cuts.
open market of the Nation should be
open. When the Hoard of Trustees
of the State University sought for
a worthy president, they looked this
country over and called Dr. McVey
from Pakota. When the City of
louisville was forced to seek a Su
perintendent for her schools last
spring, there was never a thought of
j limiting the Board to the city for a
candidate. The man for the place
was finally located in New Jersey, in
vited to come to Louisville, and given
assurance that the position would be
his so long as he rendered the high
est type of service t the children of
the city. Can we hope to secure and
retain such men as those to head
our State School System so long as
we continue to use the political road
to the office and the limited period
III. What Methods of Securing the
State Superintendent Hare Prov
en Most Successful in
1. The elective method is the
method of the past, when a large de
gree of professions! training and ex
perience were not essential.
Formerly, honesty in handling
money, and ordinary business ability
were the chief requirements for a
successful State Superintendent of
Schools. Such was the rase when
our present Constitution was adopt
ed. Today, however, such is not the
case. The Superintendent must have
the people cannot choose a Governor
who is fit to trust with the power
to appoint a Hoard of Eilin ation, are
they able to wisely select a State
Superintendent of S hools, where
they must pass not only upon
upon matters of character, hon
esty and ability, but upon general
educational qualifications, profession,
al training and success in administra
tive work? A large element of
safety in this matter, moreover,
Brises from the fact that public sen
timent is becoming too strong in fav
or of honesty in matters that con
cern the children of the Common
wvalth to permit treachery to them
to go unpunished.
IV. What are the Outstanding Ad
vantages of the Appointive
Over the Elective System
for Securing the State
1. Appointment hy a State Hoard
Under the Constitution as it now those qualifications, but in addition
stands, the Superintendent must be I he must possess a high degTee of
elected on a party ticket at a regular j professional training, the thorough
election, and is ineligible to succeed ness and efficiency of which the aver
himself. State Superintendents are 'age citizen is not able to judge,
human, and it is impossible to ex-1 2. Modern thought and ex peri
pect any man to serve the State four enre approve an appointive Superia-
Inability on the part of aome very
able men to understand the theory of
relativity Justifies expression of the
hope that It will not turn out ta b
anything like entual inotlou.
As afjent for the heirs of S. W. Wylie, deceas
ed, I will sell on
Saturday, Sep. 3, 1921
At 10:00 o'clock a. m.
on the premises to the highest and best bid
der the farm containing 75 acres of well im
improved fertile land lying one and one-fourth
miles south of Wallaceton, in Garrard County.
This land is close to school and churches, and
the improvements consist of a dwelling house,
two barns and all other out buildings. It is
divided into two tracts by a road on which a
rural route runs. It will be offered in two
tracts and then as a whole.
Terms made known on day of sale
John A. Wylie
faiat Lick, Ky.
ill not "remove the office from pol
itics," but it will make it possible
and easy for the people to remove it
At present it is iniMssible to re
move the Suerintende.nt's office from
politics. Certainly matters cannot
be made worse by the appointive
method, and every opportunity is of
fered for removing all taint of parti
zan poison from the office under the
appointive system if the people de
sire to do so.
2. The methods of appointing the
head of the school system has worked
well in every city in the United
States for generitions, and has
brought great improvement in states
hirh have adopted it.
Kentucky is steadily slipping back
ward in its educational rank among
the states. Why not try the methiMl. from bondage of ti-ntltlon. The
ABSTINENCE FOR SAKE OP OTH
ERS (TEMPERANCE LESSON).
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fat, nr drink, nr h tairr ye ilu, do all
10 lh alury nr UikI - i'nr. I" tl
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INTKhMKMATK A M HKN l M THI'IO
rn-wmina unr i ll.xly a IJMn Hai-rl-
Vnl NM ITOI'I.K AM) AM'1 T TrilMt'
Tli True Moaning of Tmp-rine
The occasion of this trm lilim was
the urn iTtiiinty s to the rliiht alti
tude toward "things sm-iiflred unto
Idols." This prohlem was most vital
while the Christian were In the uildst
of the heat hen, ami with some modi
fications no less vital still. In min
gling with siM'letv insny icrlciliig
questions arise, smh as amusements,
way of NK-mling Sunday, enjoynii'nt
of luxuries, owning Mink In certain
corMiratloiis. etc. Our lesson contains
principles ailciimte for our guidance
III all the pniMnns.
It was rustotiiHry to ditlde the an
imal orTert'd In sacrifice Into thn
parts. Hue part was consumed on
the altar, another part was gUi-n to
the priest, and the third part was
kept bv the arty bringing the offer
ing The priest's part was f nipiciitly
sold In the markets. The pari which
the offerer kept was sometlioea eaten
at home and sometimes In the court
of the temple. The Christian who
bought meat In the market was llahle
to get meat which had been di-dli-ated
til the Idol god Then. too. one would
tie Invito)) to eat socially at the table
of aoiin'one who had kept his portion
of bis offering and now set It hefore
bis gtivsta. Some with ndi-quate
knowledge bud no scruples about It;
other with le knowledge thought It
sinful. The one who has knowledge
should l,vnr with the weak one, and at
the same time should seek to t-sch his
brother the truth so as to set him free
for securing able leadership and a
continuous educational policy which
has proved good in cities and in
other states ?
To those who cry, "Pon't remove
power to control the schools from the
hands of the people," I would say,
"Be consistent in your reasoning. If
an elected head for the schools of
the state is best, why not propose
that our towns and cities elect their
School superintendents on a par
ty ticket, at a regular election,
from the citizenship of the dis
trict? Yes, continue the 'im
provement' by electing the President
of our State University, and State
Normal Schools at the November
election every four years with the
provision that he cannot succeed him
self." The fol'y of such a sugges
tion is so evident that it is almost
an insult to intelligence to state it.
Why, then, cling to the partizan,
elective State Superintendent who
makes or mars "All of the school
for all of the people?"
3. It will make possible a con-
tinou educational organization and
For the lack of these two things
we have fallen sadly behind in the ed
ucational race and have robbed our
children of the most priceless inherit
ance of the race an opportunity for
education as good as any that is given
in the land.
Having shown you that this amend
ment had its origin in the minds and
hearts of the leading educators of
Kentucky, and not in the crafty
brains of designing politicians; that
the present method of securing the
State Superintendent of Fublic In
struction has a number of funda
mental faults which are crippling
our State school system and robbing
our children; and that the appoint
ive method fur filling this important
office is sound in theory and has
proven ittelf vastly superior to the
elective method where it has been
tried. I ask you to vote YES on this
amendment when u enter the vot
ing booth on the 8th day of next No.
lobbies Which af ysr twe fellera
y (enna marry, altf
Slater i Why 4 yau want ta
obblet Wall, I dent wanna
wats my valuable time feathering
With tha wreng ana.
glory of liod should control In all
I. "All Thing Are Lawful for Me"
This declaration Is limited, of
( course, by things which are right In
theinst-lve. It Is not true that a
Christian I free to do those thing
which are wrong. The Christian can
only Indulge In "lawful thing" as
they are eiMs1lent and unto edifica
tion. As Individual Christian we
have llltcrty to do many things which
because of their Influence on our fel
low Christian we should ahstatn
Keh with otir'a self that which I not
edifying should tie ruled nut.
II. "Let No Man S-mk His Own"
Tim Christian I under the control
of lore. The controlling principle of
love I iinselflshiics. The one domi
nated by love considers the other's In
terests rather than hi own.
III. "Eat the Food Set Btfere You"
It I not Incumbent iiMn u to tie
on the bunt for occasion of the con
science either of iirs.-lve or other.
F.ierelse your frecitoin In the enjoy
ment of all right thing which the
Lord place before you, but a aooa
a It la brought to your attention that
certain thing are to the disadvan
tage of others, you should ilealst; that
Is, evrclse self control.
IV. "Do All to th Glory f Qod" ,
This la the grand and supreme rule
of life for the Christian. The Chris
tian I not at lltierty to do that Ummi
which he could not as, the blessing of
!od. In our eating. employ
ment and pleasure, we should have
a our transcendent aim l,od'a glory.
Ilow could one ask (iod blessing up
on the Intoxicating cup, dancing, gam
bling, theatergoing. Sunday desecra
tion, luxurious extravagance, etc?
V. "Give No Occasion for Anyone ta
Stumble" (v. 82).
We should ao live that no one ran
ever say that we have been the occa
sion of their downfall.
VI. Follow tha Example of Joaua
Christ through love give up all for
the sake of others, lie did not please
himself. Kveryolie, therefore, who U
a Christian should Imitate Mini.
VII. The Christian'a Body Is tha
Tsmpla af the Holy Ghost (3:10, 17).
ThU great truth I true of the
Church a a body, but that which Is
true of the body Is true of the Indi
vidual couiMisliig the body; ao the
point In this Scripture 1 the aerlous
consequence of defiling the body.
Ta Da Our Bt
liod bides some Ideal In every hu
man soiU. At some time In our Ufa
we feel a trembling, fearful longing
to do some good thing. I.lfe flmU It
noblest spring of excellence lu this
hlddeu Impulse to do our best. Hob
No mail aewelti a place of new
cloth ou an old garmeut; else the new
piece that til let li ( up Uketb away
from the oh), and the rent la tnada
won. Mark i7iL