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BEREA, MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1921 One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Year
I). S. TO PROTECT
C. & A. RAILROAD
Appointment of Receiver Puts
Line Under Government
DEBT TOTALS 14,000,000
Statement Says Bankruptcy Proceed
ings Were Due to Leas ef Reve
nue Through Coal and Shop
Otilcegn. Sept. 1. Relief from some
of the strike troubles which hare mails
a special target of the Chicago A Al
ton railroad waa seen as the flrat re
sult of the receivership Into which It
wss thrown through a petition of the
Ttas Oil company.
A high government official In ('hi
re go pointed out that by seeking a
receivership the road made any act
against It an act that may be consid
ered by the government In contempt
ef court. In tills manner many acta of
tbft strikers could be Interpreted as
contempt of court and punishment
without a Jury trial could be ordered
Rome persons even hssarded tho
opinion that federal troops might bo
Invoked to sld In ths operation of tbo
rood under the protection of tho fed
The Chicago A Alton has 1.T79 miles
of track, connecting Chicago. It. Louts
and Kansas City.
William W. Wheelock snd William
O. Blerd. the latter for many years
president of the road, were appointed
Cesl Strike Is Blamed.
Ths cosl strlks wss the principal
contributing cause of the failure, ac
cording to Silas II. Strswo, attorney
for the receivers. Mr. Strswn said tbo
Chicago A Alton Is one of the heaviest
coal-carrying roads In tbs Mississippi
valley. An Immense tonnsge Is bsuled
from ths Illinois coal fields to tho
Great Lakes and to St. !oula snd Kan
sas City. The coal strike became ef
fective In April. Since then revenues
of tho road havs steadily fallen.
Tbs railroad strike proved costly.
One division of the road was Med np
by a walkifUt of firemen and trainmen.
For several years tho company hss
been una bis to meet Ite expenses, sc
cordtng to Mr. Blrawn. The company
Is weighed down with bond laauea ag
gregating ttunnnmw end fH.nno.mio
Is unpaid Interest and current hills.
The road will he operated under the
receivership. It waa announced. There
will be no change In the attitude of
the road toward Its striking employees.
It wss said. I'nder a receivership tbs
road Is doubly sure of federal protec
tion for Its workera. It waa eiplnlned.
"The company Is admittedly Insolvent
and no opposition was made to the
creditor's motion for the appointment
of a receiver." said Mr. Ptrawn.
"Bverythli.g will be done to effect a
reorganization which will place the
road on a more firm financial basis."
The receivership rauaed no surprise
In Chicago financial circles. The com
pany's stock has been declining for
several days. Honda lisve slso slumped.
BIRTHS FEWER; DEATHS GAIN
Washington Cansus Rursau Reports
Shrinkage In First Quarter
Wsshlngton, l. t. Sept. 1. The
birth rate Is declining and the death
rate Increasing, according to statistics
niadri public by the census bureau cov
ering the first quarter of the year. The
birth rate In the states from which
coinpHriitlve figures are available
ehov, an average of 1.3 for each
tinman nd of population In tho flrat
three inontbs of ltl'J2, compared with
2.V.' In lli'Jl. while the mortullty aver
age In the registration area In the first
quarter of tbla year was 13.7 agulnat
ViM In the mime period Ihh year.
North Ciirollna, with 211.2, reported
the highest birth rate for the first
three month this year, snd the state
of Washington, with lfl.5, the lowest.
The PUtrld of Columbia had the
lilgheMt mortality rate, with 1 7. ft, and
Wyoming the lowest, with 9.0.
ORYS CAN'T SEIZE SHIPS
Federal Court In Florida Hands Down
Decision In ths Cold
Jacksonville. Fla.. Sept. 1. Ship
ping board vessel cannot be seized at
an outgrowth of prohibition laws, II
was rulel by Federal Judge Henry !
Clayton, whoa opinion dlamlaaed libel
proceeding brought against the ship
ping board 8. B. Culdwater waa band
ed down here.
Rsrin' To Hit High Spots
Americua, (iu. mgressiiian Manuel
Jlerrlck, of Okluhomu, Itepubllcan, l.as
purchased 2H alrlunes st a govern
ment wile at Southern Field. Mr. Mer
rick said he Intended to uw the pluues
for "polltliul purpose" in Oklahoma
aud other states.
INJUNCTION TO CURB
ALL RAIL STRIKES
TIMI TO SMASH UNIONS WHIN
USLIC IS DEPRIVED
Oovernment Of Ths United Ststss
Is Suprsms And Must- Endurs,
Asserts Attorney Osnsrsl Unions
Hsvs Ns Right to Dlctsts snd Dom
inate tho American People.
Chicago. Taking one of the most
drastic stei ever attempted In a
strike situation, the I'nlted Stales
Government today obtained s tem
porary Federal order restraining
striking railroad shopmen, their of
ficers snd sibilated bodies throughout
the country from Interfering In any
wsy with operation of rallrosds.
The restraining order, hearing on
whic h was set for September 11, waa
Issued hy Federal Judge James II.
Wllkerson. upon the petition of Harry
M. Ihiugherty. I'nlted States Aftor
Wsslilngton to srgue for the action.
The order enjoins, until the bear
ing, all railway employeea, attorney,
servant, agenta, aaaoclntes and all
persons acting in aid or In conjunc
tion with them from In sny msnner
Interfering with, hindering or obstruct.
I ig railway companies, their agents, ser
vants or employees In the operation
of their resiectlve railroads snd sys
tems of lranitMrtutlon or the erfonn
snce of their public duties snd obliga
tions in the transportation of psssen
gers and property in interstate com
merce and tbs rsrrlage of malls. It
also balks Interference with employees
engaged In Inspection, repair, opera
tion snd line of trains, locomotives,
cars snd other equipment snd en
Joins all persons from sttemptlng
to prevent sny one freely entering
Into or continuing In the employ of
the companlea for the purpose of in
spection snd repairing of locomotives
snd , cars or otherwise.
The underlying principle Involved In
the sctlon, the Attorney Oeneral said.
In concluding hia arguments for the
order. Is "ttie srvlvsl snd supremscy
of the Oovernment of the United
Ststes." Iteclarlng that hie request
was not aimed at union labor, the At
torney General said that the step wss
necessary to the preservation of the
unions themselves. At the same time
he aam-rted that the Government ex
pected to use Its authority to prevent
tabor unions destroying the open shop.
"When the unions claim the right
to dictate to the Government and to
dominate the American ieople and de
prive Hie American people of the ne
cessities of life." lie warned, "then the
(internment will destroy the unions,
for the Government of the I'nlted
States I supreme and must endure."
FRANCE SEEKS CONFERENCE
To Consider Wsr Dsbts In Nots Ad
dressed to Great Britain
Paris. The French tiovernment. In
reply t" the recent circular note s'nt
out by the Karl of Italfour as Britain's
Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs,
dealing with an international settle
ment of debt ami reparation on the
basis of a general cancellation of In
terallied Indebtedness ami a reduction
in Herman reparations, points out the
necessity of a conference for general
connlitcratlon of war debts, at which
will be represented all nations, without
exception. Interested In the settlenunt
of such obligations.
I'litll such a conference Is conduct
ed France, it is declared in the note
forwarded to the Itritlsh Government,
will be unable to give definite indica
tion to the creditor Powers as to the
pa.Miienl of the dWits she contracted
during the war.
Debats Yank Withdrawal
Paris The American Government,
through a channel quite apart from
the American Kinbassy in Paris, ha
reopened Its Inquiry as to the pro
priety of keeping American troops
on the Khitie. The present attitude
of the French Government is said to
be one of Indifference, while the Ger
man Government has expressed a de
sire that the American garrison con
tinue, being likely, the German de
ll eve. to exercise a calming Influence
on the llelgiaii. French and British
forces of occupation.
Southarn Firsmsn Balk
Ashevllle, N. C Because of an al
tercation between a hostler helper In
the Soul hern liallroad yard here and
a iN'piily Marshal, tlreinen on South
ern train No, '.'1 and No. 4 refused to
move the trains.
Sovist Tsrms Rsjsctsd
Washington Negotiations of an
Informal nature between the Ameri
can und Soviet Government regard
ing the proposal to send an American
Technical Commission to Russia to
make a survey of the economic situa
tion in Russia are regarded by (Jov
eminent oltlclal here as closed. It
was autliorltallvely declared In offi
cial quarters that this Government
was not willing to meet the terms
fixed by the Soviet authorities, who
asked for a reciprocal of exchange.
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1. Funeral of Arthur Glittlth, president ol i'all Kireunn, in I'uhllfi. 2. New "aenul limousine" purchased
for officials of Post Ulficc department. 8. Schooner Fllznheth Howard. New York's entry In International fisher
men's cup rsivs at Gloucester In October.
GREAT DAY IN BEREA
Sunday, September 17th, 1922
UNION CHURCH HOUSE DEDICATION
This event touches every home for mOes around.
The Union Church is "the Mother of Berea College" and
fountain of good for all the people of this region.
The building is a memorial of John G. Fee. Everyone who
knows Kentucky, or the list of America's heroes, knows that
name. Fee camo to Madison county In 1853, protected" by Gen.
Cassius M. Clay, and founded union church, and a church op
(osed to slavery. He outfaced mors) than twenty mobs. His
courage in danger, his cheerfulness under persecution, his sub
lime faith in the right, may be a strength-giving tonic to all
who try to advance the Kingdom of God in the face of difficulties
And the Church is still advancing. This is no ordinary church
house fcr worship once a week. It proposes to help all people
every day in the week. Besides tho main auditorium, there is a
spacious Sunday-school room, and nine) community rooms. These
will accommodated the "Woman's Industrial," for which the
Church is famous. And they will provide elevating recreations,
so young people need not be tempted toward harm music, boy
scout and what not. And here ladu-s coming to town to trade
can And a place to wash their hands and take a little rest It
is intended to be "The Church of the Open Door."
The exercises have been planned on a large scale. Former
pastors, Dr. Benson H. Roberts and Dr. Thomson, of Lincoln
Ridge, and other eminent servants of God will take part. Tfio
sermon will be by President Hutching.
Here is a part of the Dedication Service:
"For the worship of God, for the preaching of the Word, for
Christian fellowship, for the comfort of those that mourn, foe
strength to those who are tempted, for the nurture of childhood,
for the fostering of patriotism, the training of conscience, the
promotion of civic righteousness, the help of tho needy, the pro
motion of brotherhood, for missionary endeavor at home and
abroad, and for the advancement of the Kingdom of God."
The program includes six events to which every neighbor far
and near is invited:
I. Sundsy Morning, 9:30, Sunday-school Exercises
II. Sunday Morning, 10-..10, Dedication Service
Sermon hy President Hutchins, Prayer by Dr. Thomson.
III. 12:00. Noon. Basket I.unrh
Hot coffee for all.
IV. 2:30, Sunday-school and Peoples' Rally
Ten Sunday-schools will present each a five-minute report,
or a song or other exercise and Wm. Goodell Frost will preach a
short children's sermon.
6:15, Young Peoples Society, to which all young peoples' or
ganizations of the community are invited.
V. 7:30, 'Platform Meeting
Music. Short addresses by various speakers.
VI. Monday, 7:30 P. M., Community Social
Church house and grounds open and illuminated.
We expert every wagon will be freshly greased, every saddle
put in use, every auto cranked up, to bring the people in regular
Commencement style. And the occasion itself will be a revival of
love, faith and consecration for all Christian hearts.
PROF. A. J. CIUDESTER TO HEAD
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT I
IN BEREA COLLEGE
Prof. Boitnott Goes to Pacific Coast
Prof. A. J. Chidester, who will bo
at the head of the Department of Ed
ucation in the College this year, ar
rived here Saturday from Williams
tewn, Mass., where he was formerly
superintendent of schools and prin
cipal of the Williamstown high school.
We are glad to welcome Prof.
Chidester in our midst. The position
that he wilt fill in the College was
made vacant by Prof. D. W. Boitnott,
who is leaving this week for the Pa
REKEA MASONS TO HAVE BIG
DAY ON KENTUCKY RIVER
Berea Chapter 151 Masonic Fra
ternity will hold the first of its an
nual picnics on the 9th of September,
1922. Each Companion belonging to
Berea Chapter 1(1 is to bring his
wife, sweetheart, mother or family,
also to invite ss his guest (and guest
of the chapter) some friend and his
wif or sweetheart, preferably a
This picinic is to be held on the
Kentucky River. The party will leave
the Masonic Hall at Berea at 6 a.
m. and motor to Boonesboro beach,
arriving at the beach not later than
9 a. m. Transportation will be fur
nished to all Companions who have
no cars of their own, and every one
will have a big time all day on tho
big boat floating on the Kentucky
FORMER BEREA CITIZEN DIES
la Brought to Berea for Burial
Anbury Reynolds, 52, died in Lex
ington last Wednesday and was
brought to Berea for burial on Sat
urday, September 2nd.
Mr. Reynolds was a former resi
dent of Berea. He went from Berea
to Missouri several years ago and
later moved back to Kentucky, settl
ing for a short time near Kirksville.
From Kirksville ho moved to Lexing
ton, where he resided until his death.
Mr. Reynolds was a Mason in name
and practice, but had many friends
both in and out of the fraternity.
He was buried by the Masonic Fraternity.
ALONG THE TRAIL THAT LEADS
TO YESTERDAY AT THE KY.
By Mabel Jean Melton
"My dear, will you travel a trail
that leads to yesterday with me?"
A silver-haired old gentlemen
made a gallant bow as he invited me
to walk with him along a path that
leads from tho radio exposition at
the Kentucky State Fair to the Old
Hidden away in the mind of the
proud head that bowed so flatteringly
was knowledge and adventure garn
ered in ' the journey from childhood
to these last few steps on the south
ern slope of life.
Casting aside today's cares, for
getting the vast difference in our
ages, we will thrill to the joyful
noises that make a fair. Squeezing
thru the squeaking turnstile and up
the main highway we will come to
the fascinating "Midway" with its
"marvelous exhibitions." Then we
shall find ourselves in Wonderland.
All too soon a ballyhoo in shining
boots will have persuaded us into his
"greatest show on earth." We will
clutch our bags of popcorn tighter
and with open-eyed credulity stumble
And when we find ourselves once
more in the midst of the noisy din
on the Midway, a beautiful lady with
swirling finsled skirts will smile at
us, and we shall be swallowed up by
the tent where she is queen. The
grotesque clowns will bring forth
chuckles of delight.
Dimes will be lured from us by
the cries of a flirting girl at a paddle
Cunning blue-eyed puppies will
charm us. Rows of chubby pink
bubies will win our love at the Baby
The silvered notes of the merry-go-round,
like a beloved fairy, wi'l
sing to us. And when we have an
swered, my escort may be brave
enough to mount one of the dashing
hays, while I will hesitate between
the bay at its side and the chariot.
We will leave the merry-go-round
reluctantly, to wonder over the mys
teries of motor driven farm imple
ments. But he is a gallant escort! And
will soon find himself in the women's
department It was called "Floral
Hall" yesterday, he will tell me. Ex
clamations of sheer wonder will ba
heard, as we stand before quilts ot
cotton and silk patches, put together
by patient fingers sewing on long
winter evenings in mountain cabins.
The hamburger man with his cap
awry will be anxious to restore us
as we leave the women's building
with its wonders. But we will puBh
our way thru the crowd to see the
Horse Show Pavilion. Here I shall
listen admiringly while the old Ken
tuckian discusses "points" as the
horses go thru five-gaited exercises
in the tanbark ring.
Then we will live awhile in the
old log house with the first families
of the State. For when we cross its
threshold, we have reached yester
day. And as we turn our backs upon
this quaint house, the memory filled
trail will vanish. A voice for the
radio will call us back to the pres
ent. And then? We will agree that the
Fair charms today as yesterday.
Smith T. Bailey, General Chairman
of Special Days and Nights at tho
Kentucky State Fair, has made such
delightful journeys possible. He and
NEW WORKERS FOR BEREA
Berea College does not increase this
year its staff of commissioned work
ers. We welcome back one hundred
and twenty-two of those who were
with us last year.
In the College Department, A. J.
Chidester becomes Professor of Edu
cation, with classes in Zoology. A
grsduate of Syracuse University,
with post-graduate work in Harvard,
he has had long experience as teacher
and as a principal. He has served
as District Superintendent of Schools
in Massachusetts; as Education Ad
ministrator of the U. S. A. General
Hospital, Lakewood, fs'ew Jersey, and
as Supervisor of Training Federal
Board of Vocational Education, Re
habilitation Division, New York City.
He comes to us from the Superin
tendency of Schools in Williamstown,
Mass. President Garfield, of Wil
liamstown, by telegram and letter
strongly commends the appointment
Miss May B. Smith, a graduate of
Beloit College, with the degree of
Master of Arts from the University
of Chicago, comes to us after years
of successful teaching, her last serv
ice having been in the famous Fran
cis Shimer School. She will teach
in the English Department
In the Normal School, Samuel B.
Mayfield, a former Berea teacher, bo
comes associated with the department
of Science. He has had successful
experience as Principal and Superin
tendent of Schools.
We are happy to welcome another
former teacher, Miss Virginia Boat
right who comes back to her beloved
work in tho Training School.
Miss Edith Gates, of Washington,
D. C, cornea as teacher of Arithme
tic in the Training School. She Is a
graduate of tho Cleveland Normal,
and has had admirable preparation
for her work in the teaching of city
and rural schools.
In the Vocational School much ot
the work in Engliha will bo carried
by Miss Ruth P. Smith, who for years
has held a prominent position in tho
Laurel School for Girls, Cleveland.
Prof. F. L. Phillips joins tho staff of
the Business Department after serv
ice at Earlham College. Indiana.
Miss Van Meter has taught in the
schools of California, and has done
superb settlement work at Harlan
county. She will teach Home Eco
nomics and will be the head of Dixie
Cottage. J. W. C. Van Cleve, a grad
uate of the University of Kentucky,
assumes the work in Animal Hus
bandry. Charles S. Price, a gradu
ate of the University of West Vir
ginia, will be in special charge of
the "project work" of the students
of the Veterans' Bureau. A. A.
Baker has had much experience as
instructor in Woodwork, and as car
penter, builder and cabinet maker.
He will serve as teacher of Carpen
try, and will aim to correlate mora
perfectly the work of the classroom
with the work of the shop.
The Foundation School boys hava
reason for special gratitude this year.
M iss Laura D. Gill, for many years
the highly successful Dean of Bar-
rard College, New York City, a wo
man well acquainted with the moun
tains of the South, and for the past
year a worker at the Pine Mountain
Settlement, will give her entire time
to friendly personal service to tho
Foundation boys, not altogether omit
ting the girls. She will live in Cum
berland Hall. Porter Gray, a gradu
ate of our Normal School, comes to
the Foundation as a new instructor.
The Music Department brings to
its service this year Miss Josephine
E. Mitchell, of Kentucky, and Missv
Marian A. Wright of Ohio. It is
hoped that Miss Mitchell may carry
on the Glee Club work, which Miss '
Forman so well began. Both women
come to us with fine records of prep
aration and achievement
Miss Nellie I. Crabbe, after well
commended service in the Free Pub
lic Library of Worcester, Mass., joins
our labrary staff.
Mrs. Csrrie M. Baskerville, of Ken-
1 turky, and Miss Flora Black, of Ohio,
both bring to the service of our
boarding halls theoretical training
and much practical experience.
Miss Winifred Boye comes to the
office of our College Secretary. She
has held office appointments involv
ing heavy responsibilities in Johanns
burg, South Africa, and in Warren
and Cleveland, Ohio.
We have reason to believe that all
of these workers bring not only ade
quate training for their specialities,
hut a spirit which we are proud to
call "the Berea spirit"
the clubwomen of Louisville Invito
you to travel yesterday's trail with
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