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March i, 1023
General College News
REREA STUDENT RETURNS
John Welsh, who waa the re pre -
sentative of the South Central Sec -
tion in Student Conference at
Washington, has returned to Berea
since the last issue of The Citizen
and report very pleasant trip to
Washington. About thirty-five col- j
Hre men and women from all parts
of the country were present, and on;
Monday this up presented the res-
t.iuvmnn, w mi it nau iifrvn uiawn M
by the separate colleges, to Presi-j
ilent Harding. The President rece!1
red the group very cordially, shak
Int? hands with all, and after a few
words from the chairman, he spoke
for alxiut five minutes on the impor-i
tance of a student movement f auch
proportions as the National Student
Besides the meeting with the Presi
dent several other meeting were held
at which certain senator and otner
prominent men spoke. The work of
the National Student Committee
is to go on under the name of
The National Student Forum. The
principal work of this organization,
will be to stimulate student dU us-i
sion of social, economic and poit'tal,
questions both national and inter-j
national. This organization can do
a vast amount of work if run p.i.per
ly, and there is need t f a local chap
ter here in Berea College. The stu
dent here read the paper but very
little and very few know anything of
the great issue of the day.
RECEIVES SAMPLE OF BEREA
Office of the Mayor, Philadelphia
February 15, 1922
Mr. Anna Emberg, Director
Department of Fireside Industries,
One of your friend in Philadel
phia, Mr. George R. Camp, ha
brought in to me a sample of the
textile work of Berea College tu
dents, which, he eaid, you desired to
u.. -f-j ,;h. w
handiwork of the coileee students.
In accenting the trotAv. I wish to'P1" exceptionally fine second
express my personal appreciation of.half- The final cor w" 2 to 19
the work you are doing. I have of-' The College Varsity played Tran-
tea had occasion to speak highly of
your work and wish I might aid In
a more substantial way. ,
Very truly your,
PROF. SMITH TO ADDRESS FIL
, SON CLUB IN LOUISVILLE
Loiville, Ky., March 1. The next the great game of America for de
Mgular meeting of the Filson Club veloping character and physiqtt.
takes place Monday, 8 p. m., March
, in the Louisville free Public U-
Prof. John F. Smith, of Berea Col- ( boys and they will make good,
lege, will deliver an address on "Ken-
tucky Folks at the Heads of the Hol-i PRINTERS' SOCIAL
lows." He will describe condition as j Last evening, March 1, a combi
they now exist in the remote sections j nation of The Citizen staff and the
of the Kentucky mountain and other Berea College Printing force, together
remote neighborhood or the &Ute.j
He will give examples of play,,
games, ong and sermons, and pre-j
sent glimpse of the home of the,
real aristocracy of the hills. With ai
nuve ne w.u u.ustraie some oi vne on,e brief tak( ,nd gAmn
choice folk melodies. concluded with , serving of delicious
The meetmg i. open to the public;; Jce ere8m and cakeg Thmun Row.
no ticket, are required. Members , ,and the honorary Kue8t of the eve.
are urged to invito their friends, old nitlff made the principal addre.
and young, to attend. Kln aubject wag The Kelativity of
Otto A. Rothert, Sec. , Ein8tein., xheory to Ma., Descent
.... from the Family of Apus-Monkus."
DRAMATIC CLUB j J
The Dramatic Club find that it,
ha very few members from the See- BEREA STUDENTS AND THE
ondary School, and in order to get. SOUTHWEST
in more from these schools, try-outs' A recent copy of the Okmulgee
will be held on March seventh and. Daily Democrat, from Okmulgee,
fourteenth, primarily for them. These, Okla., has been received in Berea,
try-out will be held in Main Chapel, I carrying a lengthy description of the
6:15 to 7:30 each of these evening. J club and community work of Mr. and
At present there are vacancies forMr. Vaud A. Travi of that city,
three Academy men and three Acad-; Many of the teacher in Berea will
emy women; three Normal men and: remember Mr. Travis as Miss Lor
four Normal women; three Vocation-' ena Lewis, and her husband gradu
al men and one Vocational woman.jrted from the Academy in 1917. Mr.
M . . L . t Ml .,, j . . a 1
Only third and fourth year student of
Normal and Academy will be eligible.
The applicants will be required to
fcive a memorized selection from three
to five minute long; and also to read,
some impromptu selection that will'
i I : I .1 : : . '
uo BuiJiJiieu vy mo rJiaiiiiiiiiiK vuiu-
mittee. Applicants will be judged
on memory, expression, voice quality
and strength, diction, and scholar
ship. If you wish to try out, give
your name to your English teacher
There are alao vacancies for five Col
lege men and one College woman.
BASKETBALL GAME AT
Cumberland College vs. Berea College
The fastest game ever played on
the gymnasium floor at Williamsburg,
Ky was played by the Berea College
quintet, aa acknowledged by all of
the local fans witnessing the gam, j
The game started fast right from
the beginning. The Berea boys did
.ome sensational playing in the first
half., the score standing a tie of 1?
to 17. Gtorjre Keller shot ft field
rackets In thia half from a guard who
is conaidcred one of the finest in the
In the second half George
, w on1y ,Me get one fleId bai)ket
from the name man. Fowler, the
trjl(nnian did clever work in passing
M(1 WM continuaIly applauded for
h! re(n .et.aways.
WniUli peters, and Ellison were the
.Ur, pf the Cumberland team.
WR, , fea(y
team scored quite a number on fouls;
eleven points out of fourteen were
made in this way by their man,
Berea hoys put up a good game
probnbly better than any they have
played thjs year. Ihey were up
against a strong team. All of our
players may feel proud of their sue-
cess so far.
Keller (18) L-r-
Sander (4) C.
Fowler (2) LG.
P. Sanders substituted for
Scoyk; Umpenhour for Fowler
for Lewis. Substitutions were made
in the last ten minutes of the second
Transylvania vs. Berea College
The basketball fans last evening
had the satisfaction of seeing their
boys win their final game against
the Transylvania quintet for this
season, lhe College Varsity won
three out of
four game allowed.
This is the best percentage we have
had for a good number of year.
It was considered one of the clean
est games witnessed on the Berea
floor. The referee, Mr. Devereaux, of
Kentucky State, officiated.
The first half was in favor of the
Berea boys by a score of 16 to 5
Thi" was Jui " advantage over the
opposing team. They were unable
to overcome this lead, altho Transy
sylvania on their own floor and won
that game. Then they played Cum-
berland College on their floor and
lost by a score of 30 to 22. Wesley
na met defeat by the Bereans by the
score of 37 to 17.
We hope that the people of Berea
will realize that basketball is one of
W hope to receive the hearty co
operation in the years to come of
our Berean fans. Believe in ynr
with their wives, sweethearts, etc.,
held their annual social in room 35
on,- nrom .i.A f trin
music, a prophecy of the printing
Travis is principal of the Liberty
Consolidated School, one of the most
modern rural educational institutions
in Oklahoma. It has the support of
an active community club, which is
fostering every phase of community
lifo. The objects of the club, as spe
cified by its promoters, are to pro.
mote the welfare of the communit.
and school, to foster education, teach
Americanism, end develop a fratern
al spirit among the resident of the
The Agricultural College of Okla
homa is cooperating with Mr. Travis
in hia great work of advancing the
interest of Okmulgee county. There
is a department of dramatics, depart
ment of music, department of public
discussion, department of education,
department of recreation, and many
minor committees in the Liberty Com
munity Club. The entire program
shows that Mr. Travis has a forward
look, and that his service will mean
much to his county. Berea College
A MOUNTAINEER OF THE OLD
Curtia T. nuff. Student, Berea
Many of the older men who live
in the narrow canyon-like valleys
among the hill of Eastern Kentucky
seem never to have adjusted them
selves to life under modem condi
tions. During their life time such
changes have been wrought that they
reem to be living In a different world
from that of their childhood. They
are bewildered by the transformation
that has taken place around them.
Such a man Is Howard Blovlns.
He was born in October, 1852. Dur
ing his boyhood days the duties that
fell to his lot were mostly to help
supnlv the family table with game
or" fish. In those days the woods
were full of deer and other game,
and the streams swarmed with fine
fish. With his rifle he spent many
a happy day rambling thru the woods,
and always he returned with meat for
extends its congratulation and best
wishes ti Mr. and Mr. Travis in
THE NORMAL SOIOOL BASKET
The Academy quintet beat the Col
lege team, then College won over the
School master by an overwhelming
score, and as a matter of course
everybody except the Normal School
expected the Red and Green to be
victorious over the Cherry and White.
Friday evening, February 24, was
the date set for the big event The
cheer leaders for Normal, Russell and
Lawson, were on the side line dressed
in the ancient apparel of their fore
fathers and gave inspiration to the
team and sympathizer by their
stentorian yelling and merry-andrew
gesticulation. Nearly every student
of the Normal School wa present
reaay to Daca nis team to the last I
ditch. The cheering was splendid on
both sides. True sportsmanship
The Schoolmaster were re-enforced
by "Railroad" Richards, former
captain and star forward of the Nor
malites. Thia waa Richards' first ap
pearance in uniform thi season, as
he has been profoundly interested in
the sagacious study of pedagogy and
could not spare the time to practice.
The game was one of the fastest
and most interesting of the seaaon.
Every player did hi best from the
beginning. Normal shot the first
two goals, but the Academy soon
tied the score. The Schoolmasters
soon forged ahead again and won a
lead which the Academy could not
At the end of the first!
half the score stood 13-5 in favor of
Normal. The Academy came back
in the second half, but was not able
to make a very strong threat until
the 'last few minutes of the game,
when substitutes were sent in to re
lieve the hard pressed forward and
The brilliant shooting and fast floor
work of Morris was the stellar fea
ture of the evening. Whicker and
Richards were equally prominent in
passing and floor work, but were not
able to cache as many goala as the
originator of games and dances.
Truitt, the flaming haired guard of
the Schoolmasters, did excellent work
on the defense.
The Academy stars were Robbins
and Combs. Altho Combs was slight
ly ill and not in the best condition,
he had to be constantly watched or
his quick shooting would add to their
score points that would mean defeat
The line-up was aa follows:
Schoolmasters, 19 Academy, 14
Pushin's Fashion Shop
A special feature of this store will be the
Stylish Stout Department
Carrying the newest and latest styles for those who
are inclined to be above the average figures, stylish, up
to the minute modes in Coats, Suits, Dresses, Blouses,
and Skirts, designed on slendering lines.
The Shop for Stylish Stouts
"Exclusive But Not Expensive"
the family, for if ha saw no deer, It
was never difficult to find plenty of
squirrels. On other day he sat on with a number of the South Ameri
the sunny bank of the river and can countries, especially Brazil. I
fished, and the fish were so abund- have not read the book but have en
ant, and the fisher so few, that he Joyed other work of thi same man
seldom failed to carry home a plenty who is evidently a very close and
for all the family.
As for work, there was not a great '"tly draw accurate conclusions, thru
deal of it to be done when Frank was experience of many year of travel,
a boy, and as he wa the youngest ' not complimentary to Brazil,
of eleven children, he did not have The reviewer of the "Springfield Re
to do much of what was done. The publican" in conclusion say that if
thinly settled country was covered wt Mr. Franck says is true, Brazil
by a virgin forest of noble oaks, occupy a very low position
beeches, and other tree. The mast mnng the nation as regards govern
from the trees fattened the hogs, and mvnt education and character,
so when the family tired of game. it seems to me that this writer has
there was pork to be had. Cattle and observed certain facts which are true
horses ran loose in the woods and but that he is not in a position to
found their own feed most of the draw conclusions from these things
year. Bringing in the?e animals and observed. It is very possible f.r a
running errands were the most ardu- traveler and an experienced observer
ous forms of labor that fell to Frank, of condition in various countries to
He passed most of his youth in the quickly note the facts which he ob
woods, and he loved them as ardent- serves ami report on them. But until
ly as did ever a dusky satage, but he has lived in the country some time,
his boyhood passed without his hav- with a knowledge of the history of
ing learned to work. the nationality, how thev have acted
The time finally came when Frank
had become a man, and had a family
to support. His country was chang-
ing rapidly had already changed
xr i 1 1 L l -
Kivmi.v. oiiiK-r ruum or no rrr-
tain of obtaining food with his rifle
or his rod. The deer were becoming
scarce and very wild. It was not so
easy to find squirrels. The large
fi-h. which had formerly been so
plentiful, were now seen but rarely.
The smaller ones were more wary,
The hills were becoming more thickly
peopled. The great oaks were being
rapidly cut and floated away to mar-
ket. The hogs no longer found
plenty of mat on which to fatten.
The time had come when a family
could be supported only by work, and
Frank had never learned to work.
His family struggled along a well
as it could. His wif got him to
work occasionally and blamed him for
his lack of diligence. She did not
realize that he was as much a child
of nature as was any Indian, and as
poorly fitted for life in a white man'
community wnere every one must live
by toil. The children grew up, some
how, tho often hungry. A soon as
they were large enough they helped
. : . ? ,. , . '.
their mother in the garden and the
field. Their father worked a little
and hunted much, but now he usually
,. '. .
from hi hunt empty-
He was mutely unhappy. He felt
that life had somehow been unfair to
In his boyhood he had been
hl to ramhlff ovpr the leaf .cameled
floor of the forest, and at the same
time do his part toward supplying the
family needs. Now he still liked to
wander over the hills and among the
trees. The twttering of the birds:
the distant tinkle of the bell, of cat-
tie and sheep; the hammering of
woodpeckers on the trunks of dead
trees; the whisper of breezes in the
foliage of the forest-all these thing.
-poke the language that his soul un-
derstood. But now the happiness
which he felt in the wild wood. wa.
:v - n- i: s a
was no longer to be found there, and
be had children at home to be fed.
The children are all grown now,
and Frank Blevina ia an old man.
He is generally regarded as a failure
for he has not provided well for his
."amily. But no one knows what haa
Kore on in his heart. The stream
of life has left him stranded out
of place. Conditions have cruelly
changed about him, but he cannot
seem to understand the difference.
In his eyes there is a wistful sadness.
His thought teem always far away.
No one understands, no one sympa
thizes with him, but deep in his j
he is living again the scenes of,
igo; he is longing for the far-
off days of his happy boyhood,
LETTER FROM BRAZIL
Rio de Janerio,
February 4, 1922
Dear Berea Friend.:
The other day I waa reading the
review of the last travel or "tramp
book of Harry Franck, which dealt
rapid observer, and one who appar-
under certain conditions previously,
and especially until he knows the
present tendencies, can he formulate
a judgment a to the work and the
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mture inntienre or wbi people, we
know distinguished foreigners who
come to the Unitd States, make ob
srrvatinns in a number of our large
cities and express generalizations
which we of the nation know to be
far from the truth. That is true of
reports sent in of Brazil Either it
is likened to a second Paradise, with
Rin de Janeiro, called the, "Paris" of
South Amerka, in the renter of the
picture, or it is referred to as Mr.
Franck does in his latext book. And
neither view, of course, is true.
As in any foreign country, there
is much in Brazil which is different
from the United States. And it is a
good thing for the world that this is
so! Business is raried on differently;
social customs are strange to the new
comer; climate affects one strangely,
and living conditions seem queer.
But the humble foreigner soon begins
to learn that there are good reasons
for most of these changes. The
... , ...
things, good and bad, are to be done
as in the homelnnd well, he either
a f If An el ami asvxA ttklr tiAiMA abb Itaa
.. ,. .... , ,
live disgruntled and cynical the rest
of his day in the Land Where Thing
Are Not A They Ought To Be.
It i a fact that in Brazil politics
nrra rejuvenanng. nut we wno live
nrrv see mv process in evoiuunn.
And wou,d rwmind our nom'
ttimi th" 11 U,not mnn
mft th" P'"1 of Twi'"1
"nd Tamany. of Mark Hanna and
Bos, Cox, of Spanish War roast beef
and. Pltt-l n.ted SUte. Express Co.
f"nte ,",'b"" know the
'V?" " "ur,u "i-r.i.n w,ln
wJthm.w,lK'h "he h" " T
of ,the 1U"fue ,of N"t1";n,, J" ig not
'ncl,ne1 to, um hlm"',f " n
Am ' the blind .pint of par-
tiian hatred which ha iimiatrd the
United States in selfish disregard of
True, this nation needs a real and
effective system of education. Cer
tainly morality is not what it ought
to be, and a higher standard is need
ed. There are a hundred good thing
to be done in Brazil. But the main
point ia not so much what one may
observe today as what are the tend
encies and processes in operation
which will effect changes tomorrow.
If one is to think only of what is
true today, naturally he become, dis
couraged. And this applies to every
nation of the globe. But it is the
P"!ty of i the observation
of dencle at work which bring en-
couragemrnt and give a sound faith
in the essential greatnen of the Braz
ilian people and of the large part
which it will increasingly play in the
future history cf the world.
Waldo B. Davison
"I'm Not Used to So Much,"
Child Tells Relief
Thi Is ih mtimmI ml m arta tear
rtlrlfa na lh faailn allaatlaat r
lawa Hrlu, aril amma Amarlraa wrllav
aae lw are, far la 4irteaa 4aaaIMaa
far Raaalaa tamlaa Hlirl. 4M MM.Mf
anIMIa. ht-nc. Mr. Mrllrlri aa aa
ml the Nral Amrrlran. la anlr nHH Slaa
l all- Ih nlhril LlwirMM Bad knrl.
al. H IraiHnl aar a hat la aaw aa
famine mmn la Natala and la Inllmal-lr
familiar wlla rtaxlllhma lhal ralmlaatr4 la
lh Inrrlhl ralaMnayaa lhal aaa mm 14
By ISAAC McBRIDE
IT IIA ti:i:. Hisernil by mnnv
fnin-li r In Itn1 ' liffure mill nfer
llie Mer Hint Un' I Cn hii M iiHimt Is
I m iilliir i'miiiIiImiMhii nf itiii IIt nnrl
kliiiliiri, 'Mini' N a kh-hI ili-nl of
irulli In lliN Miiiti-nirtit. Imi Hie tin re
Ii.iivi' nf rrnelly IMHf, liliniii any
"llr.l,it..l. la lllifnlr.
The llii-inii 'Hiuit for ivntiirle
list! miflVrvil frmn feiiilnl mkw in nf
Iti ml li'i lire nlilrh lirlil dim In nl'J' t
1nery nml iiin,"liii. lie tint
"lily f'i!iili'iiiiit. fri'tn 1'IiIIiIIiihhI to lhe
Tiioaj Hierty alrhki'li enUlence, hut
tmlly html In fenr nf hi life.
The Itux Inn iieifajul uniler the
ItiiliiiiiiiifN nml for eentiirle before
.rre Hie . tlnix nf the niuat hurenil-riilli-
i t in i tin t liliiry nrfonht any
knn lei lire nf, not eietlnc Human '
They wi-re lrentel hy the r refit land
.iwtiera like entile. Their iiilaalon In
life xii to work from limine to sun
el ninl H'.k no iueiitoiia. Never Klteu
mi) voire In the olltli'ul life of lhe
iimntry ilenlinl even the rltfhl to learn
to reiol mnl write, their life ". truly
life in the ili-pltm
With H eir einnri-l.tlon a aerfs In
lil. which M4 nreorila.1 aa matter
of ilefi-iiie atfiiitiat them liy their mas
ter, the 'amita hml great tun" of
enjoying life to It full.
They warn lenrneil, hoeer. thai
giving them latut rarrleil with It sn
many hnnlen In the form nf tntatlnn.
that fur from Improving their eeonnm
le ami IIHi-l romlltlon, they were
for all pru.-tlral purpHtes atlll serfs.
T k Linda by Force.
The a-Ruiita of Ituaala have al
ways lltel In hoa of enjoying In
dlthliiNl ownership of land. This had
heen their dresm and when the rev
olution rnme, nil their pent np fnr
waa relenaed snd they reached eot
snd took the land hy force.
They Imaiked no oppoaltlon frmii the
nohlea ami when rraiated they showed
their funict ami hunied many of Ike
manor of, the nnhles. True, this was
cruelty, hut tt wa th rrult of cest
ui rle of cruel t on the other side.
Wluitever fault they msy have, the
Itualiin peasant are Innately hoaplt
iihle; es-lMy Is this quality moat
firnimum-ett In their native village.
Their klmliieas Is spontaneous. here
in their cruelty, wherever It how
Itaelf. remilf from long meditation
over renl or Imngtwary wrong.
They will not another suffer
needlessly If Ihey rsn prevent IL No
tranifer ever kma-ks at the room of a
lieasslit hut in a Kuaalsn tillage with
out leliig askeil If he la hungry and
.elrvs food hefore any other questions
are put to hi in. It make no differ
nee whst their own poverty may he;
ihey are always rcitdy to ah are their
meager fnre. They will willingly go
miles out nf their way to direct an
ihsnlute stranger to a given place and
when offereil iHiipeiiatlou are highly
Show Keen Rivalry.
If a traveler I held up over night
nd cannot proceed until morning, the
. Ulngcm nil vie with each other for
the privilege of offering whatever com
fort ran lie given, and Instead of be
ing aoked to pny for a night's lodg
ing, he will he given a parkHge of food
upon departing with the Messing of all
Hsaemhled to see him off.
Thin Mplrlt of klndllnes la not only
to he nhaerved among the men and
women nf the village, hut la slso true
nf the children. The tales nf self
aHcrirw that have come out of the
Volga valley since the dreadful famine
overtook these unfortunate people are
It Is reported that the American Re
lief Commission I finding It extreme
ly trying to live up to a selective plaa
of feeding, where practically all the
liihahltaiit are In dire need ef food.
Ky requiring the children to eat
their meals In the relief kitchens, the
workers insure against the delivery of
food to persona who have not been
imssed upon hy examining physicians.
Ilut the children make many pathetic
attempts to dodge the regulation.
Stori Tug Hesrt Strings.
One little girl In the kitchen ale only
liart of her bowl of rice, milk and
sugar and asked permission to take
the remainder home to her father who
wan III with typhus.
"It la really more than I care for,"
she said. "I am not umi-I to having so
much Ht once."
In families where one child la recoin
mended fnr feeding by the doctors
while brothers and sisters are not
given food cards. It Is not unusual for
the fort 11 mi te one lo Inke the others
along to the kitchen and carry out to
them a portion nf the ration. The aelf
sacrlllclng spirit nf the Utile boys and
girls makes It douhly hard for the
relLf workers. In view of the fart
that there Is no siitllclent food forth
coming, as yet, for all.
These unfortunate sufferers must be
a veil, and can be If the appeal of the
American Committee fur Hussies Fam
ine Kellef la answered.