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August . 1921
' THE CITIZEN
MISIC TEACHERS' TRAINING
COIRSE AT BEREA
Berea College has always offered
unuiul opportunities to those wish
ing to study music. Courses have
been given in cabinet organ, voice,
piano, and room has been found for
limited number of students In vio
lin for many years, and an increas
ingly large enrolment has attested to
the merit of the work. But with
changing conditions in the mountains
will come new hopes, wider visions
and greater demands on the part of
the people. Berea hopes to antici
.pate those demands, and constantly
prepares to satisfy them.
So, within the last two years, we
have greatly widened the scope of our
usefulness to our students. We have
opened a splendid course in violin
and cello, besides expanding and de
veloping the organ, voice and piano
courses. But more and more we have
realized that we were not striking to
the root of the matter. We were
reaching too few, and not touching
the musical life of the mountain chil
dren at all. So we now offer a Music
Teacher's Training Course, hoping to
get jn tounh with those who wish to
become music teachers in their home
communities but who do not wish to
go to a large city conservatory just
yet. And we want to know those
who are already teaching a little, but
who. they feel, need new music and
new ideas about their work. You can
earn a good living and be a real ben
efactor to your community by becom
ing a Music Teacher. Why not come
to Berea to get your training?
If you already know quite a bit
about music, it will probably take
you only two years to complete our
course. You may choose any instru
ment you wish to specialize on, but
you will want to take some other
musical study as a secondary. That
is, if you wish to specialize in Organ,
you will have to take Voice, or Vio
lin or Piano lessons, too. But you
will find it well worth your while to
"be able to do both. Besides these
private lessons you will have class
lessons in Harmony, sight-singing
and chorus directing, History and
Appreciation of Music and Methods
of Teaching and English. It is not
an easy course, and no one who is
not in earnest need apply, but we be
lieve we can help you if you are in
terested in Teaching Music.
Those who specialize in Voice in
this course will receive instruction
from Professor Rigby. The Violin
students will be under Mrs. Hutch
ins; the Organ, Miss Tuttle; and the
Piano, Miss Jameson. We have a
dormitory accommodating ten girls,
especially reserved for those taking
this course. Write now to Professor
Rigby, Berea, Ky., for further infor
mation or for room reservation.
a different point each night. Eight
Chautauqua have been scheduled for
this summer, and three of them are
in operation at the present time.
BEREA COLLEGE EXTENSION
For a number of years Berea Col
lege has conducted extension work
thruout the great mountain field of
the South. This work has assumed
different forms at different times.
Individual lecturers have gone to fill
specific appointments, traveling libra
ries have been and are still being
sent to different localities. Agricul
tural fairs have been conducted,
teacher institutes and health clinics
held, and, in fact, every form of ex
tension work that is known to colleges
and universities has been used.
A few years r.go, under the leader,
ship of Rev. C. S. Knight, a covered
wagon toured the mountains. Bro.
Knight and his co-workers held meet
ings, lectures, distributed literature
and visited homes. Sometime later
. the " superintendent of extension
launched a very comprehensive, tho
expensive program, by sending out a
large tent with a troupe of six to
eight efficient lecturers and demon
strators who spent a week in a place
like the Redpath Chautauqua.
A well-balanced program was pro
vided. Everything from child enter
tainment to religious and scientific
lectures, including farm and home
demonstration was placed in the pro
This year another step in advance
has been taken in the method of con
ducting extension work. Three-day
Chautauquas have been organized in
rural places where there is one or
more Berea student teaching or other
wise engaged in community work.
The local worker provides a meeting
place, homes for the entertainment
of the visiting speakers and trans
portation from one point to the next.
A team of two demonstrators is lo
cated at each point for the entire
three days. They organize the young
people into play groups, co-operate
with the teachers in promoting the
Physical Education program of the
State Department. If the principle
demonstrator is a woman, she carries
on demonstrations for better homes.
If he is a man, he works principally
with farmers, and they both partici
pate in the evening meeting.
A different speaker appears on
each evening's program. The Chau
tauquas are arranged in circuit) so
that the itinerate speakers can make
Dowey Trosper and Dorothy Ull
rich were quietly married at the home
of Dean McAllister, Saturday morn
ing. The ceremony was performed
by Dr. Hutchins. They left on the
noon train for Grays, Knox county,
the home of the bride-groom, and
other southern points.
Both were college students. Both
had graduated from the Normal
School. Both had been employed in
Dean McAllister's office practically
ever since they first came to Berea.
They have been faithful workers and
Miss Ullrich came to Berea from
Itouisville. She has endeared herself
to many while here. Mr. Trosper is
a memeber of the Trosper family
who have sent so many members to
Berea in recent years, making collec
tively a profound impression upon
Mary Rogers, of Cincinnati, is
spending a few days at Boone Tav
ern. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bacon, Mr. and
Mrs. John L. Milton and the Misses
Lucy Milton and Edith Huston, of
Louisville, were at the Tavern several
days toward the end of the week.
The Misses Margaret Air ami
Mary Bullock, of Cincinnati, are
guests at Boone Tavern.
Messrs. Walter and Herbert L.
Silbersack, of Cincinnati, are spend
ing a vacation at the Tavern. Mr.
Herbert Silbersack is a member of
the Cincinnati Symphony and many
of the college students remember
him for the beautiful playing that he
did last year in the College Chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Franke, E. C.
Franke, Jr., and Misses J. and W.
Franke, of Louisville, spent the week
end at Boone Tavern.
Dr. and Mrs. L. B. Baldwin, John
Cochran and Will Bohun, of Louis
ville, were at the Tavern during the
last days of the week.
Other Boone Tavern guests from
Cincinnati were, Mabel H. Skerrett
and Clara S. Siehl.
Ruth Beard, of Lexington, is stop
ping at the Tavern.
Berea College Alumni Association
(This space helongsto the Alumni Association of Rrrea College. Article,
news Items and personal letters from graduates will be published In full or tr
abstract every week. The Alumni Hdltor, Jsmea M. Krinhardt, Berea Col
lege, Berea, k?., wilt he pleased to receive any communication of tntrres
from members of the Association.)
A LETTER FROM CAMP KNOX
A number of inquiries have been
made concerning the Civilian Train
ing Camp propagated by the govern
ment at Camp Knox. We publish
the fallowing letter from Lee Bowl
ing's son, to his father in Berea, be
cause it gives in his own words his
impressions of the experiment.
Mr. Bowling's son was with one
of the Regular Army units detailed
to help carry out the training pro
gram at Camp Knox.
August 12, 1921
Just a few lines to let you know
that we have been having some real
h here since yesterday. We
have been firing a barrage for the
Infantry on C. M. T. C. Two dough
boys dropped over dead this after
noon and several more were wound
ed. Our Battery and E. Battery
were on top of a big hill, firing, and
the big six-inch guns were about 100
yards back of us firing over our
heads at the same target. The ma
chine guns were shooting over the I
heads of the Infantry while they
charged right up to where our shells
were bursting. The shells from the
big guns didn't sound pleasant going
over our heads. Pat Joyce, who was
standing beside me, was hit in the
neck by a piece of steel, about as
big as a quarter, from a shell. It
cut his neck, but not bad. We all
wore steel helmets, but that didn't
keep me from feeling uncomfortable.
This is our last day for awhile.
REPORT OF THE ANNUAL BUSI
Of the Alumni Association of Berea
College, June 7 and 8, 1921
''Those who did not get here
missed the best meeting we have
ever had." "The most enthusiastic
meeting yet," and "Mighty glad I
came," were some of the remarks af
ter it was over. If you were here,
you know it is no exaggeration. If
you were not here begin right now
to plan to come next year. '
The report of the Alumni Endow
ment Fund Committee was read by
Miss E. K. Corwin, and showed that
we are still a long way from realiz
ing our ambition of $1,000 paid in by
Commencement of 1922, as there has
so far been paid in only 1420, and the
additional pledge made this year
when paid will bring it only to $."7.Y
The folks who were here "lifted on
their boot-straps" as hard as they
could but they need help to the tune
of $" or $10 apiece from each and
everyone of the 380 and then some
members who did not come. This is
your job everyone of you who have
a degree from Berea College. There
is urgent need for the income from
this fund right now as some forty
or fifty College students who have
held Y. M. C. A. scholarships will
not receive them next year. Why
not "dig down" now and help com
plete this fund?
The proposed amendments to the
Constitution were thoroly discussed,
and were approved but a formal vote
was deferred until next year when
the Triennial reunion will take place.
Two additional By-Laws were sug
gested to be voted on next year:
namely, that holders of honorary de
grees from the College do not there
by become members of our Associa.
tion and that a Committee on Fi
nance shall be appointed each year
to audit the accounts of the Treas
urer and the Alumni Endowment
Mrs. E. Lou Hanson, because of
her long connection with the College
thru her husband and brothers, and
in recognition of her great services
to our Association was elected an
On Wednesday, at 4:30 p. m., the
members of the Association, with
the exception of the Class of 1921,
who were compelled to be absent be
cause of a conflicting appointment,
assembled in the Girls' Gymnasium
for a "picnic-banquet," following
which came interesting toasts by
Hugh B. McCollum, Marshall E.
Vaughn, Mrs. Ruth Todd Coddington,
and President Wm. J. Hutchins. Af
ter this came the roll-call of classes,
The Treasurer complained that so
many of our members do not pay the
Annual Dues of 11.00, and explained
how the work of the Association is
hampered by lack of funds. Notices,
reports, postage, and correspondence
with as large a membership as we
have at present require the prompt
payment of the annual dues.
It was decided to publish an
"Alumni Hand-Book,'" to contain our
Constitution and By-Laws and the
name, address, and occupation of
every member of our Association.
It was thought best to first publish
the names and addresses in The Citi
zen so as to obtain as many correc
tions as possible before printing!
them in the Hand-Book and mailing
them out to the members of the As-1
sociation. Won't you please scan j
this list carefully as it appears from
week to week and advise us of any
The plan of organizing "Group
Associations" in various parts of the
country where there are considerable
numbers of members and other for
mer students is now well under way,
and probably within the next year
a number of new ones will be started.
If you were here, come again next
June. If you did not come, by all
means don't miss ur meeting in
May 30, 1921
Was very sorry this letter was de
layed by being forwarded to me.
The first year after I left Berea, I
taught in an Industrial School in
Thomasville, Ga. From there I
went to Cincinnati to the Missionary
Training School for two years. The
next three years were spent in work
in the Kentucky mountains. Two
years of this time I was in the home
of Prof. E. F. Dizney. Due to sick
ness and deaths in our family I have
been teaching in high school near
home for the last four years.
As to my present work, I am pre
paring to sail for China, in about
two months, as a missionary teacher.
The only thing I am married jto Is
the Church; and because I have no
children, do not think you should
send some by parcel post, for my
brother has one here that keeps us
I would be so glad to hear from
any of you and especially to get
those pictures which I never received
of Viola. Bess and Tracy.
With the best of wishes.
Fern M. Sinkey
with most interesting responses from Class of 1911.
the representatives present, and then I
a brief business meeting.
A number of friends have inquired
It was voted to send the greetings concerning the whereabouts of John
of the Association to Rev. P. D. j McFerron of the class of 1912.
Dodge, one of our earliest members, Mr. McFerron is the county school
who has been made almost helpless ! superintendent of Lee county Fla.
by a paralytic stroke. His address is Fort Myers, Fla.
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the American soldiers retained in
Germany on the Rhine.
The announcement that there is to
be no displacement of the diplomatic
representatives of the United States
in European countries, other than
those where such changes were nec
essary is welcome news. The min
isters resident in Denmark, Sweden,
and other countries have risen by
promotion for merit to their present
positions, and such a decision by the
American President is a recognition
of the principle that diplomatic serv
ice is not necessarily political in
its character. Experience certainly
counts much in such service and
should be rewarded.
Went B Disturbed.
"Suture works many remarkable
"Yea, but the trouble with uaturf
Is that you can't wake her up In the
middle of the (tight and get her to
'Mine over to Hie house every time the
baby hits colic."
THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW
(Continued from page five)
"Wish I was in Tennessee,
Settin' in chair,
One arm around a whisky keg,
An' t'other around my dear."
Music, fiddle and banjo.
Enter Deputies rolling a barrel of moonshine, which they open.
"Wish I had a little bay home,
Corn to feed him on,
An' a pretty little girl to stay at home
And feed him when I'm gone."
Music, fiddle and banjo.
Judge makes love to girl, while Deputies dance the square
"My wife's sick and in the bed,
Banjo hangin' by,
Pretty little girl is by my side,
An' I wish my wife would die." '
Music starts. Deputies dancing. Judge shows signs of drows
iness. Enter Sheriff's Wife. She beats Sheriff.
Sheriff's Wife (To Sheriff): Thou dirty hound, thou base de
Who stole my young affections when a maid,
Whose seven brats I've suckled at this breast,
Thou, passer of the plate at Sunday-school,
Ah, thou canst sing and wish that I were dead,
Thou consorter with moonshine buzzies vile,
Thoult sing another tune,
Moonshiner's Daughter: (Pulls woman's nose)
Call'st thou me vile?
I'd have thee know, thou foul mouthed filthy hag,
That I would gladly see thy husband damned
A million times ere I'd accept his love.
Such greedy and dishonest sots as he
And that vile judge he has with him would shame
The very devil and would give to Hell
An evil name. Thou knowest well we gave
A tithe of all the product of our still
For their protection. Now they've stol'n It all!
Fifth Annual Exhibition of th
Jackson County Fair
to ni: iu:li)
September 8, 9 and 10, 1921
The stage is set for the biggest and best fair yet.
Huge airplane will tour the surrounding sections on
September ;th and will make free exhibition flights
each day of the fair. Hig shows, moral and interesting.
Good band, and in fact the best fair in all Kentucky.
You can't miss this fair. A regular home coming for
hundreds of mountain people. Come and visit us and
you will be surprised to know that we have such an
exhibition of farm products, animals, etc., and thous
ands of genial, clever mountain people greeting each
Excursions Daily to Within 3-4 Mile of Fair Grounds
What! Love a sheriff? That thrice perjured dig?
Such folk as ye are but the scum and trash
Of all Creation and I know ye not.
Deputies and Judge show signs of drowsiness.
Sheriff (To wife ): I do perceive that thou hast found thy
Sheriff's Wife: I'll "match" thee, thou gay gallant of the woods,
Come thou with me. I'll take thee home to bed.
Exit wife, leading Sheriff by ear.
Judge and Deputies sleep.
Scene I. Same
Moonshiner's Daughter (Unbinds Father and Bootlegger) :
Niw they do sleep. Hut for their hateful snores
They'd be the swollen images of Death.
Arise and let us hence. This horrid spot
Is like a graveyard full of foul decay.
Moonshiner: The filthy swine! What shall we do with them
(Rut gmxl it is for us that they are swine) "
While perjurers and sots enforce the law
More honest folk may thrive.
Bootlegger: It seems to me
There's nothing we ran do, fur they are dead,
Dead to the world, the Devil and the flesh,
Yea, doubly dead! Their beastly drunken sleep
So base, unnatural and horrid, is
That they are less than men though whelmed in death.
Moonshiner: Now while the'dirty thieves do strep and snoro
I.et us with diligence explore the ground.
And gather up our gear. I'll seek the worm
While ye do gather up the gourds and jugs.
(Bootlegger and girl repair the disorder).
Enter Moonshiner with still worm.
Moonshiner: I thought as much. Their whisky-blinded eyes
Were all too dim to see this goodly prize.
Moonshiner's Daughter: What do we next? This place is fout
Should some acquaintance chance to visit us
And see what company per force we're in,
Twould shame us much and tax us to explain
The presence here of this vile vulgar crew.
Moonshiner: Thou speakest well, but yet it seems to me
Twould be amiss to leave within the view
Of lovely Nature such a sight as these.
Therefore, I pray ye, go and fetch with haste
Some boughs, and weeds, and leaves to cover them
While I contrive their monuments and write
Their epitaphs above their senseles heads.
(Bootlegger and Girl gather material to cover slrpeers).
Moonshiner's Daughter (Covering sleepers with green leaves
Thus do I strew upon this putrid flesh
The clean and goodly forest leaves and boughs,
So hiding ugliness as Nature doth
When she would hide a ruin and make it fair.
Bootlegger (Covering the sleepers with rotten leaves and filth):
Thus do 1 heave upon this godless crew
A mass of filth and rubbish as is meet
To cover swine with. From my very heart.
I pray they sleep forever and a day,
And I will take my moonshine and away!
Moonshiner (Places inscription above head of Judge):
"HERE L1ETH THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW"
(And above the heads of the Deputies):
"HERE LIETH THE POLICE POWER OF THE LAW"
Moonshiner and Bootlegger (Singing):
"It beef steak when I'm hungry,
Good whisky when I'm dry,
A new Girl ev'ry Sunday
And a better place when I die."
His Was That Kind.
"Are you Interested la a loose-leaf
"Nope, got one."
"Indeed I Whose?"
"Didn't know they published a loose
leaf edition I"
"You ought to see mine after the
children bad used the vol nines as
building blocks a few years."
"Hiram." said Mrs. Comtossel. "why
did you Insist on our boy Josh tskln'
music lessons? You kuow lie hasn't
"1 wasn't thlukio' about the tulena
a long as 1 hear biro practlclu' on
the violin, I know he Isn't skylsrkln'
with the hired man nor teeslu' the
New at the Game.
"Was your aeiiul hand truck re
paired by an expert?" said Farmer
"I'tu a little suspicious that It
wasn't," replied Farmer Itrooktleld
The young feller who did the work
took the machine, all apart, put It te
gether attain so It runs ss easy as
a gold watch, an' charged me only
Horial Ktude (frowuliig In perplex
ity on heating once more that she I
not at home) I wonder, Jimmy, If
your sister realises that I have treated
tier to three taxi rides and four con
certs this month?
"You bet she realises It. That's why
she's keeping her engagement to Bill
Henderson a secret." Judge.