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April 27, 1922
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Debating and Oratory
Kentuckians, ax a rule, are born politician! and orators. It
haii Wn Raid that if a Kentutkian can be riven the privilege to
dabble in politics, he would rather run the court-house machine
than to be tola owner of the International Harvester Company.
Coupled with politics in hi Innate love for public speaking, and
Kentuckiana in the part h well a the present have not ahown
thetiinelvea puerile ami amateurish on the public platform. Some,
times the mimt awkward and uns-atinly appearing lads have
startled the world with their renius. Abraham Lincoln did not
impress the world by hia handsomeness, but by hi power and
character. Thru sublimity of character and power of speech ha
became, an Apollo.
Technician in tlcliBte and oratory have tried to develop dif
ferent standard fur plain debating and public speaking, but the
public at large Mill hld to the standard of oratory and elocu
tion for both. Oratory will never oe it supremacy in America
so long a there Is a need of reaching the public mind thru
speech. Judges in debate will In intructed by chairmen to give
75 percent for argument and 25 for oratory, and in the majority
of caw the judge will hand in their derision, bared, 75 percent
for oratory and 25 percent for argument. In simple language the
orator "get it aero." And the debater who would "get across"
forceful argument muft be an orator.
Berea College ha a wonderful opportunity in the held of
oratory. Mountain people are swsyed by oratory. They believe
in it, and can produce. Berea ha had an enviable record in the field
of debate and public (peaking for many year, and it has been pro.
duced without the aid of a Department of Public Speaking. Let
u hope that the institution will continue to fend out son and
daughter of eloquence, and that they may t imbue J win itivals
f richteoune and patriotism. ,
For Highland Betterment
( Courier-Journal )
The Courier-Journal, in joining the Berea College Extension
Service in an effort to stimulate the improvement of welfare W
the mountain counties of Kentucky, takes part in a movement in
witch it ha an interest beyond that of a mere offer of prizes in a
A Kentuckian fully aware of the importance of the Kentucky
Highlands to the whole of the State, alive to the potentialities of
the people of the mountain, and to certain disadvantage under
which they have lalwirrd, among them difficulties of transportation
and iiiadtiiiai y of public education, thin newspaper value any
practical project f r the social and economic betterment of the
In the work of the Berea College Extension Service The
Courier-Journal recognizes a thoroly practical project; one which
will result in lenefit to many counties in addition to those who
are found to be leaders in the self-improvement which it seeks to
It Is true, of course, that some of the mountain counties now
are well advanced along the line in which the Berea College Ex.
tension Service would lead those not so fortunate. Tt I true that
there are counties not in the mountain which are in a much need
cf improvement as the most backward of those Berea seek to
aid. But Berea i a mountain institution devoted to work in its
eniM-rial field. In that fiel'l. not because it stands alone a a sec
tion of the State which would be benefited by just such work as
the Berea Extension Service undertakes, but because it is a sec
tion in which the work is to be undertaken by an institution
which has proved it vigor and its worth, The Courier-Journal
is glad to lend a hard.
EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT
A formidable argument in favor
of the proposition that the theory of
evolution does not deny creation is
a follows: The fart that each man
today is the product of development
from a single cell is held to be in
perfect harmony with the doctrine of
creation. It only shows to some ex
tent how Cod creates. The idea,
therefore, that the first man, or the
speciiea of animal we call man, was
created by a similar process, which
is railed evolution, La equally com
patible with the idea of creation and
should Ive regarded aa God's method.
The only reply the opponents of this
proposition ran make is to assert
that evolution and development are
so radically different that we cannot
reason from one to the other. Some
even go so far aa to say that evolu
tionists know this, and that if they
were honest they would admit it
Let us examine this statement.
If we trace backward the develop
ment of the individual, we come to
single cell. But this cell ia by no
means the beginning of the process,
for it ia itself the product of develop
ment in the parent, the grand par
ent and the whole line of ancestors,
running back, say 6,000 years or
more. It should be remembered that
in this continuous process of the re
peated development of individuals
from their parents, no offspring is
exactly like its parent or any one of
Its ancestors. Now the evolutionist be
lieves that this process did not begin
6,000 or 60,000 years ago, but that,
if a complete record of the facts were
before us, it could be traced back for
millions of years, and that during
the process such changes of offspring
from their remote ancestors have
taken place aa to result in the grad
ual formation of the different types
of individuals which we distinguish
aa different species. The process,
according to this theory, is absolute
ly continuous and uninterrupted and
is the same today that it has always
been. It ha been the same process
since 6,000 years ago that it was be
fore that time. The growth of an
individual from its first cell is but
one of the countless similar steps of
the entire process. If it is develop
ment today, it has alwava been d
velopment If it was evolution a
million years ago. it is evolution to
day, ir the process today Is consist
ent with creation, it has alwavs been
The fact that it is God's method to
day does not prove that it has alwava
been His method, altho it does at
least suggest such a probability.
Let it be noted that the writer is
not here attempting to prove the ori-
gin off species by evolution. The
ract that individuals are the product
of evolution or growth or develop,
ment does not prove that species are
the product of the same process.
The argument here presented is to
prove that the origin of species by
this method is no more a denial of
creation than is the origin of individ
uals by the same method.
-Geo. H. Felton
By Abo Baker
O, Willie Jones waa a fanner boy
And a husky lad waa he;
He drove his team and he held his
Till the farm went on a spree.
Now William Jones drives a limou
sine And he rides with a lady fair.
And the lady smiles thru the pleas
He's a moonshine millionaire.
O, Susie Smith was a kitchen girl
And a greasy tfrl was she;
She washed the pots and she scrubbed
Till the house went on a spree.
But now she rides in Jones car
With a diamond in her hair,
For she is the bride and sits by the
Of a moonshine millionaire.
O, Lawyer Steele was a pirate bold
And a parlous man was he,
Who took hia toll in a legal way
Till the courts went on a spree.
But now his friends are aboard his
Where he sits in a gilded chair
And the ship sails south as they slake
With the moonshine millionaire.
O, Elder Swan had a saintly way .
And a preaching man was he,
Who preached and prayed and he al
Till his church went on a spree.
But now he rides in his private car
And his soul hath not a care
For he owns a block of the Home
He's a moonshine millionaire.
Now i? usie Smith and the gospel ier
And Jones and the pirate gay
Are moving powers in the world at
And a Heir quartet are they.
And the pirate bold can enact the
While the Elder reads the prayers
And the world reels on down the
route they vc gone
With the n.ct nshine millionaires.
This i the second of a series of
articles which The Citizen la publish
Inff on the educational needs of the
THE PRINCE OF IX)LLYPOP
I've cloned the door on yesterday,
Its sorrows and mistakes,
I've lucked within its gloomy walls
Past failures and heartaches,
And seek today another room
To frame within its walla
Love, joy and hope that cannot fail,
Since God is over all.
I've closed the door on yesterday
And thrown the key away,
Tomorrow holds no fear for me
Since I have found today.
Come hoist up your colors
And sweep off your floors.
Scrub out your kicthens
And paint up your doors,
Put on your smiling
And take off your frown.
For the Prince of Lcllypop's coming
He come with his nursie.
With poodle and gun,
And twenty umbrellas
To keep off the sun;
And there's never a lass
But who hollos "hello!"
For the Prince of Lollypop's coming
some, you know.
They come in a carriage
And drive up the street,
He bobble and bows
To the people they meet,
.And there's never an urchin
Who get in the way.
For the Prince of Lollypop's frac
tious, they say.
He sits by his nursie.
Who speaks not a word.
For she must keep silent
That he may be heard,
And all of the people
They shout "Hip-hooray 1"
For the Prince of Lollypop's coming
And oh, the commotion
The people do make
O'er such a wee prince,
That it seems a mistake;
They bow and they bob,
And they courts y just so,
For the Prince of Lollypop's royal,
Co clear off your gardens,
And rut down the weeds,
Spade up the soft earth
And scatter your seeds,
Take down your catsup .
And bring up your wine,
For the Prince of Lolypop'a coming
Kill all the roosters
And muzzle the cowa,
Drawn all the cats
So therell be no more meows,
Hush up the froggies
And shut up the sheep.
For the Prince of Lollypop's going
So all of the people
They flutter and shout
To see the woe prince
When he's walkinr about.
But never a blink
Nor a smudge cares be,
For the Prince of Lollypop's royal,
John P. Smith
It has always been exceedingly dif
ficult to persuade educators who put
their faith in culture courses that
there are other things of vastly
greater importance to people who are
not yet free economically. In their
zeal for scholarship and culture they
often forget that people who live by
toil need to know about the things
they have to do in life a great deal
more than they need to know about
the literature and history of the long
ago. Meat and bread, homes and
home comfort, clothing and health,
way of adding to the income are all
due lung before culture studies ar
rive. And the school or the" teacher
who fails to provide first things first
i robbing children of their educa
What are the thing that should
have right of way in the schools for
the working folk of the mountains?
1. The fundamentals, of course.1
There are a few things that must be
known before further progress can
2. The practical problems of citi
zenship. Schools rather generally
pans this matter by on the assump
tion that the conventional courses of
fer the best possible training for cit
izenship. But In the face of this
crime flourishes, yet the old ideas
jersift and some whr. teach will not1
see anything which they have not al-'
ways been accustomed to. !
3. Wood carving and cabinet mak-'
ing. The mountains ought to be the
center of toy making in America;
but few people know how to do such
work, and the schools are not in-J
strutting them in the art.
4. Weaving and other household
arts. A million hands are idle much of
the time because of nothing remuner-j
ative to do. And hundreds of thou
sands of children are often under
nourished because of insufficient in
comes; yet many teachers insist that
the culture studies must have right
of way, and these same teachers of
ten consider it poor educational pol
icy to administer to the first element-!
al wants of the human race.
5. Forestry and conservation of
natural resources. Over five-eights
of the timber supply of the moun
tains ia already exhausted, and most
of the mineral rights have been sold.
Trees are not being replaced, natur-,
al resources are being squandered,
and children of the future are being
robbed of their inheritance. All the
classes that can be taught to moun
tain children will not restore one tree
or bring to one child the income
which it ought to have from the re
sources of the land.
6. The economics of everyday life.
The need of bigger and better vege-l
table gardens; the art of storing and
preserving food for winter; the or-!
ganization of rooperaitve credit so-j
cieties; the relation of good transpor-j
tation to health, education, religion,
satisfaction with country life, gener
al prosperity; other questions which
are closely related to life should re
ceive special attention. In mosf ele-j
mentary and high schools, and in
other secondary schools all such mat-j
ter is subordinated to courses that1
prepare the few for longer courses.
The majority must struggle on un-
7. The history of the Anglo-Saxon j
peoples. There ia a great wealth oft
tradition and accomplishment that
should be known to every child of
Anglo-Saxon blood. His race has
long been the race of empire builders
and the chief exponent of freedom.
A history of the English race that
reaches out to India, Australia, New
Zealand, Egypt, Canada, South Af
rica, elsewhere on the earth would be
vastly more important than a knowl
edge of ancient thiags. Few schools
offer any history of the mountain
people. There is plenty of it to of
fer if teachers only knew it them
selves. Whatever contributes to race pride
should be encouraged; whatever
meets the elemental wants of the)
people should be emphasized. Thei
culture courses should wait until
ether needs arj met I
John F. Smith'
Capital, Surplai aad Profits, $100,000.00
Get Ahead-and Stay
"My earning-power has ben increasing gradually since I started
Work but I'm not a bit better off."
How often you have heard that said! Does it apply to you,
Pay yourself something! Set aside a part of your earnings
regularly. As your earning-power increases, and saving becomes
a settled habit, you will be able to save still more, and save it
Open a Savings Account with this bank at once.
Berea Bank CS, Trust Co.
J. W. Stephen. President
John F. Dean. Cashier
When we repair your shoes it is done with the
very best leather, besides every stitch and tack is
When your shoes give way it's time to look for
a shoe shop that does the work so reasonable
that it will pay instead of purchasing new ones.
Come to our shop when your shoes are run down.
Guaranteed Satisfaction is our motto.
W. R. RAMBO
Berea College Shoe Repair Short Street
Tire Repairing and Goodyear Tires
Why buy new tires when you can have your old
ones repaired and retreaded so cheaply. If you need
new tires, I sell them right. $0.50 to $500 on any
old tire in exchange for a new or used tire at my shop.
3i in. Fabric Tires
4' " " "
3'n " Cord
Tate's Tire Shop
Chestnut Street Berea, Kentucky
Berea College Hospital
Best Equipment and Service at Lowest Cost. Wards for Men and for Wonen
Sun-Far lor, Private Rooms, Baths. Electric Service.
Surgery, Care in Child-birth, Eye, Nose and Ear
Coin in and visit an estsbliahment. which i a friend in need,
and in rasa ot all tht people.
Rosibt M. Cowlbt, M.D, Phviiciaa
Hablabi Dudley, M.L., Physician
Pearl B. Hobvc, M. D., Phriican
Miss Elisabeth L. I.ih, K. N., Superlnttadent
MikS Nell Garden, R. N Hrsd Nuns
CHANCE IN RATES
Rates for board and room ol private patients will be fig to
it, per week: ta.jo to $4. oo per day. The rates for pati.
ents csred for in the wards ll.jo per day.
By Order of Prudential Committee. Berea Collegt
nOORAY! THE RED WAGONS
ARE COMINO I
Hugo Brothers' Great Consolidated,
Showa will exhibit in Berea, Tuesday, I
May 9, at the old circus grounds near
the depot. This announcement is hailed
with delight by the juvenile element,'
while some of the "older boys" are
already looking; about for their stray.
nepnewa and nieces. They are say
ing they will probably have to go and
carry the children to see the animals.
But deep down in their hearts they
know they would not misa the show
if there were not a amall boy within
a thousand miles of Berea on circus
Many new and novel features will
be seen in this year's program of the
Great Sanger Show. Foremost
among these Will be the Flying Jor
dans, daring and intrepid aerialists;
the Silverton Trio, dancers on a lofty
double wire; the Alpine Sisters,
dainty and marvelous equilibrists;
the peerless Potters, gymnasts; the
Nelson family acrobats and two-score
educated Shetland ponies, monkeys
and dogs. The clown congress ia a
large one and la headed by Arthur
Berry, Andy Rice, Sam Lewis and
Valdo. In the menagerie will be aeen
Tom Tom, the largest elephant In
captivity. The big show travels
aboard ita own special train of rail
There will be two performances,
at 2 and I p. bl, the door opening
an hour earlier to permit a concert
of popular and operatic music by
Prof. James Norman and his military
band. A series of free exhibitions
will be riven on the show grounds
at 1 and 7 p. m., in addition to a band
concert on the downtown streets at
noon. The town and surrounding
country ia heavily billed for the ap
pearance of the big ahow and local
merchants anticipate the largest
crowd in town on show day in years.
This season an immense menagerie ia
carried with the big show, including
Tom Tom, a giant elephant, 10 feet
and 4 inches in height and weighing
Prejudice will always eilst: snd
serving ou a Jury Is a good way to
beat It Into subjection.