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July 1.1, 1922
A non-fiarltMf) (amity rwwipaptr published Sery Thursday by
BEREA PUBLISH I NO CO.' (Incorporated)
THE "COLLEGE TOWN" IfNEMY OF MOONSHINE KILLED
Student of communis Ufa and IN MONROE COUNTY
M AMHAU. K. TAirnilN. Jbtttar JAKM M. kWNH ARPT. Mapacins Miter
hknd M ttw smtaffV at Bina, fcf ., a mwotmI (tan mall matwr.
Om pmt, 1.M; til nnattia, M Hti thrw amiUi, Mrmta.
Final ta savant.
Par a Arfaarttoirar Rmmmama. Taa Aawttraa fma A Marietta.
Passing of "Uncle Johnnie"
The papers laat Monday brought us the news of the death tf
the world'i oldest citizen, John Shell, known for many years thru
out the mountain sections a "Uncle Johnnie," which title had
prral during th last few yeara to almost every part of the
country. "Uncle Johnnie" wan, at the axe of 133, a living example
of the result of the simple life. The only had habit that any of
our modern "long life" apecialista could accuse him of having
wai that of "chawing. If he had not been addicted to the use
of the weed, it ia quite likely that he would have crossed the two
hundredth pier before ihaking handi on the other aide, with Me
thuselah, Noah, Abraham, and the rest of the patriarchs who out
lived their three score and ten and have been waiting for "Uncle
Johnnie" these many years.
The world has lost a valuable citiien, tho he wai scarcely
outside of the mountain sections of Kentucky and Tennessee and for
a hundred years, he was content to spend his days on the same
farm on Grassy Creek in Leslie county. He left a great lesson
to the youth of our time who are bent upon living the complicated
life that kills and who glory in repeating at every turn of the
road "Life is short."
Good bye, "Uncle Johnnie." Clotho and Atropos contested for
a long time over you and Atropos finally won as he always does.
We hang the mantle of everlasting remembrance above your bier,
and may your rest under the shades of your new home be even
sweeter than it was when at 133 you sat on your porch and
watched the sun go down over the western hills that surrounded
the little farm that was so long your earthly habitation.
1 HE MEN OK THE MOUNTAINS
Ho, valiant men rf the mountains'
Come, let me sing your praise,
And proclaim your worth
In your land of birth,
And the d-eds of your yesterdays.
Long live your mighty heres,
Strong I your fearless "Vand
That spreads afar
In the time f war
To defend our native land.
Your fathers bled before you
When they chose to hunt and roam.
And they found their rest
In the wilderness
And (rave to us our home.
They fuupht for the cause of freedom.
They died for ilrty,
And they gave their all
At their country's call
That our children might be free,
They built their homes on the hillside,
And they labored on the platn,
They scattered wide
O'er the mountain side
In the sunshine and the rain.
1hy bared their heads to the north
And their boi-onia to tht snow,
And they lived and slept
Where the wild beasts crept
In the days of long ago.
They tarried not for torrents,
And they tarried not for cold,
Hut they hurried out .
With a merry shout
In the valiant days of old.
And many a weary mother '
Toiled thru the livelong day
That ye might have rest
In a downy nest
That would keep the storm away.
Arid niany a lovely daughter
And many a fearless son
Lived and died
On the mountain side
While our land was being won.
They honored the flag and the fire
side, And they honored the God above,
And they left a name
Of undying fame
In the land that their children love.
, valiant men of the mountains!
Come live a life today
That will mid renown
To the hero crown
Of your sires of yesterday.
Hold ye to the faith of your fathers,
And prove to the world your worth
Till ye take your rest
With the honored blest
In the land that gave you birth.
John F. Smith
TO I'ROF. JAMES WATT KA1NE
Tc James Watt Rame I owe thU
most of all:
That in my soul he lit the Muse's
And made those speak who else were
chaff or mire.
A living message down Time's End
A mighty teacher, worthy of the call,
With wit and wisdom wielded to in
spire The faintest gleam to glow into desire-To
walk in Beauty's wsy and never
Iear Friend: If all the people in the
Who owe the selfsame debt ac
Ir lines that stumble while the feel
Could come and greet yon, in a solid
And tell you all you've done, their
lives to cheer,
Their din would drown old Ocean's
awful roars. ,
m-troit C. B. R.
At. Kit MAN DIES IN CLAY
William York, 96 years of age.
known thruoul the mountain section
as "Millie" York, died at his home at
Maliom at Sexton Creek in Clay
lounty last week. Mr. York was the
o.dest man in Clay county and had
l--ed at Malcoin for thirty years.
He came there from Leslie county
Vi. York was the father-in-law of
Mr. H. Muncy, of Stephen & Muncy
I uniU r Co. He ia survived by
wife, who is 85 years of age, and 10
children, besides a host of friends
and other relatives thruout the moun
tain sections of Eastern Kentucky,
who knew and loved him well. Eight
of Mr. York's ten living children
were present at the time of his death
He was buried at the Mt. Olivet
Chutvh on Little Sexton Creek.
pmmntera of community organisation
place the educational community or
"college town" In a class by itself.
All agree that in such communities
social organisation is seldom effec
tive. The reasons for it seem to be
considered inherent in the situation.
For certain reasons all groups are
reluctant to submit to leadership In
the other groups and usually they
will not cooperate. So the college
community is doomed to go thru to
its destiny without the Joy and the
profit of a normal and proper com
munity life. At the same time it is
frequently pointed out that these
communities have great influence on
life in general because of the fact
that what they do others may be ex
pected to, do. They are in a position
to affect the community life of so
ciety in general thru the students
that observe them and then go to
live and work in other communities.
Berea, of course, is a "college
town." Its people cannot escape the
responsibility of the influence which
they exercise over other communi
ties. May it not remain for Berea
to show to the world that the col
lege town can have a wholesome com
munity life for itself and not be
without the privilege of setting an
example for such other communities
ss may be affected by it? Certain
ly the tendency at the present time
ir in the direction of such a demon
stration. The Fourth of July picnic
was the best demonstration the
writer has seen of sympathetic un
derstanding, enjoyable fellowship and
successful cooperation among the col
lege people, the townspeople not con
nected with the college, and the coun
We should get into. our heads and
kcp there the notion that college,
t wn and country all "belong." We
are all dependent on each other. 1
should be glad to see the member
ship of our clubs in town, such as
the women's clubs, include women
from our rural districts. I count con
fidently on a successful Kiwanis Club
which will give the men an active,
aggressive organization such as the
women already have; and I hope
there will be a number of rural mem
txrs in this club. The churche
should cultivate and strive to in
crease their rural membership. When
wi are ready for another common
effort or cooperative projects I hope
to see assembled a Community Coun
cil which shall represent not only
every organization in Berea but
every neighborhood surrounding us.
Berea has many worth while
achievements to her credit Despite
her handicap of being a college com
munity, it is possible for her to reach
a superior standard oi cooperative.
sympathetic community life. Shall
t he be content to have her destiny
forever fixed by the circumstances of
Bud Lynch, United States Marshal
nf Tennessee, was killed Thursday
night by Ed Young. Lynch had been
a terror to moonshiner along the
state line for the last few months.
He had raptured about sixty stills
and arrested 140 persons. He was
ft years rf age and leaves a widow
and two children. He served as
sheriff Jackson county for two
DWELLING DESTROYED BY
A three-story frame dwelling be
longing to Walter Burger, was com
pletely destroyed by fire at 5 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon at Irvine. The
blaze Is thought to have started from
a fire in the kitchen stove.
Altho the Irvine fire department
responded quickly, the building was
ton far gone to be saved. However,
the flames were kept from spreading
by the efforts of the department.
The loss is estimated to be abiut
fliOO, and ia covered by insurance
Lvsnts Lik the Globe.
All the greul eeiil of tills globe
a iv like I lie i;ile Itself, of which ou
liuir is in tie lull tuollklil aud the
i.il,, r hull i 'lui.M'U l obscurity.
After a kpinl ol dixi oiii-eriiuieiil, the
next rarest think he orll
ditiinoiuU and -aria. Hunji re.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY
A reader of The Citizen would like
to learn thru its columns the ad
dresses of the following people: Dr.
and Mrs. A. K. Gladding, Mrs. E. II.
Yocum, Lennie Bowman, I). D,
Tower, Graden Cook, Emma T. Moore.
If any one can furnish any or all
of the above lequestvd information,
it will he appreciated by a friend in
a distant state.
How Cleveland Changsd Name.
t'lcvelMiiil, Ohio. u settled In 17ffl.
m.l.r the direction of .eu. Moses
t'leavehind of Connecticut, and re
ceived hla inline. The spelling was
chaimed In 1KU by an editor alio, It
la wilil. wished to economize apace for
a headline. Ha left out the Unit "a
and "Cleveland" the name has since
Six Ysggs Ctt $5,600.
CI, Imp'. July 10. Ilia wrists, anus
ml feet tightly hound with telephone
j wire thiil cut into his Itesh, Oltif lierg
To Have a Friend.
The ouly way to have a frleud la ta
a one. Kuieraoo.
are i ui.,,,,. M uHti'liliinli- liua lu.lil iirliuni..
for over tuo liiMirs. while six armed
crm Lmiicii h lew on twt safes of
Hi. .Vi'ii ii'iitie Klertrle eoiiipiuiy. W-i.1
.' -t'ti'l Mil oMllll.ed S'i,.'il
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE ON
A house belonging to H. B. Hang
er, on Tate's Creek, wss destroyed
by fire about 7:00 o'clock Friday
night. The fire is believed to hav
strrtd from a lamp while the occu
pants of the house were in another
room. None of the furniture was
saved and no insurance was carried
The house was inhabited at the
time of the fire by George Beasley.
JIANNLKS AMI FEET
ASK any farmer's wife what la the
bane of her existence and the
chances are even that she will answer
"muddy boots." The better the house
wife the more she abominates them.
Iteceutly the lepartuient of Agri
culture In describing a simple brush
ing device tluit could be set up out
side the furmhoiiKe back door recog
nized this IhikuNm) of the neat farm
er's wife recognised the tact thut the
man who tills the soil lias an ag
gravating l.uhlt of euterlng hla bouse
with muddy hoots and the other fact
that tlia woman wiui spend hours of
her time and calories of energy keep
ing her house ticHO and neat, scolds
and frets when that luud is traped
aboul the house. I'erhap the best
solution Is this three-way brush that
the Depurtment of Agriculture sug
But wouldn't it be a happy solution
of the ditnculty. If American men
could he orientalized to the extent of
learning to leave off their boot and
don sllpiH-re when they come Indoors?
Kiibhera and overshoes of various
aorta are not popular with the averuge
outdoor worker, so there seems to be
little help In that direction. I'erhupa
the Kuropeiin peasant who wears heavy
stockings anil wooden shoes, which
he remotes in favor of soft carpet
slippers Indoors, Is really doing- the
most sensible thing.
Hut farmer are not the only of
fenders. There are many city folk
who ur careleKM in trapsing mud In
doors. The cureful person. If she
come In on a muddy day, remove
riihhei'M In the veMlhule or entrance
hall of the house. While this I not
feasible when entering a church or
theater, you should at leust wipe them
oil the doormat that are almost al
ways to be seen at the entrance.
There Is one tblng'lhat no well-bred
young man ought to he reminded not
to do, and that Is to pluie hla feet
for the sake of hla comfort on the
seat of a street or railroad train. The
busineNS man who kept hi feet silsed
on hi desk in order to gain full en
joyment of an after luncheon cigar, Is
fust becoming extinct. I'erhap this
Is because of the present day tendency
for men to have ah-a ier working hours
and to work more and rest lens during
TO THE TAXPAYERS OF
The office of Tax Commissioner,
wl.!ch is located in the grand jury
room at the courthouse, has been
open since July 1st for the purpose
of listing property for taxation for
the year 1923.
I have one deputy in each Mag
isterial District as follows: Fox
town No. 3, Jack I'helps; Union No.
i, John W. Adams; Yates No. 5, Dan
iel Maupin; Glade, No. 6, (including
c'ty of Berea) Chas. R. Duerson:
Kirksville, No. 7, Robert (Bobbie)
The law requires the Tax Commis
sioner or one of his deputies to visit
each taxpayer at his or her home
or place of business one time, and if,
iffxtn making such visit, the Commis
sioner or his deputy shall fail to find
the taxpayer, then it becomes the
duty of the taxpayer to call at the
office of the Tax Commissioner in the
city of Richmond and list his or her
You will fir.d me or my deputy,
Mrs. Fife White, in the office in the
grand jury room at the courthouse
in Richmond, Ky., so that any tax
payer who prefers to come to the
office and give his or her list may do
so. Help us to do our duty. Don't
delay us, as there is no way to es
cape the duty of listing your prop
erty. Either see my local deputy
when he calls or come to the office
and list at your earliest convenience
rot later than November 1, 1922.
W. W. ADAMS,
Tax. Com., Madison Co
Will a genuine diamond sparkle in
Will hot water freeze more quickly
Why is it l.ot advisable to pour
boiling water into an automobile ra
diator in Cold weather?
Is it possible to distill oil from
black shale profitably?
Can you see heat?
Can you give a sound scientific an
swer to all these questuvns? These
are only suggestions of numberlest
other similar question you may ask.
The C. D. Iwis Science Club of Be
rea Normal School is anxious to be
of service to the readers of The Citi
zen along lines of science.
If you would like to have answers
to any of the above questions or any
question of genoral interest along any
branch of science, address C. D.
Lewis Science Club, Box 722, Berea
College, Berea, Ky. Such questions
will be authoritatively answered thn
The Citizen. '
Walla C. Wagers
(Continue.! from Page One)
a possibility of settlement ia in
sight. The proposition is, naturally,
a compromise. There seem to be
several alternatives offered, one of
vhich includes a plebiscite of the
people. Since the world war several
bitter disputes over territory have
been settled by the application of
that principle. It is a good method
mid more likely to produce peace
than .any other. It will be a good
service if the U. S. can bring this
dispute to an end.
The New Business Contest
is proving to be a tremendous success as a
business pull. The first week of the contest
shows the following results:
M. B. Flanery, Captain 2914 points
C. B. Arnett, Captain 3862 points
Total new customers-14
Each side is confident of victory.
WATCH FOR THE STANDING NEXT WEEK
Berea Bank & Trust Co.
Capital, Surplus sad Profits, $100,000.00
J. W. Stephens, President John F. Dean. Caahlet
MAIN STREET BEREA, KY.
Three Houses for Sale
I have three modern five-room bungalows in
Berea, with old fashioned fireplace, two large clos
ets, front and back porches and pantry, which I
am anxious to sell. Call on address .
D. S. HENRY
Or W. F. BROWN, Berea, Kentucky
on the ground, who will show you.
AGAIN I SAY
That we do not cobble shoes. We have the best
equipment coupled with our experience and workmanship
which terms us as mechanics NOT COBBLERS.
Compare our work with that of others and you will
agree with us in this: "It's not so much how much you
pay, it's what you get for wliat you pay."
First class work for those who care.
BEREA MILK & CREAM CO.
PHONE No. 220
Milk 5c pint; 8c quart. Cream 20c pint. Skim Milk 10c gallon.
Ice Cream, quart 35c; 1 gal. $1.25; i gal. $2.29
Larger orders at lower rate
C W. HART Dizney Placa
Do Not Wait
Lumber is advancing, and our advice
is, if you plan to build this year, now is
the time to begin.
There are several nice building lots in
good locations, in and out of the city
We are at your service and will be
pleased to help you plan.
See our stock and get our prices
Stephens & Muncy