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September 7, 1622
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One of the moat unsatisfactory subject that ran be written
upon ia that of rare relation. Some very good but unthinking
people believe that the rare queation ia geographical one, and
a regarda the black and white rare, belongs exclusively to the
South. In other worda, that the Southerner is despiser of h
neighbor if he happen to be black of akin. Tbia la erroneous,
at bai been proved every time the queation ha been put to a
let ur give a an example a rerent happening in Cincinnati.
The rhi'dren In the virinity of Eden Park, Cincinnati, have been
conducing play and aport feativala, and a Cincinnati draw no
color line, both white and blark were admitted on the same play
around together. In many activities the colored rhildren outnum
bered the white and many times rarried away the price, and
in mar performanre they took great pride in surpaaaing the
white neighbor. The affair brought a wail from the white par
ents. The romplaint became so spirited that the leaders of the
festivities derided to establish separate playgrounds for the
colored rhildren. In other words, when the situation in Cincin
nati became a parallel to the situation in Atlanta, the spirit of
the white people of Cincinnati berame the spirit of the white peo
ple of Atlanta, vlluman nature thruout America is practically the
same. The moat deeply rooted prejudice of the modern age is the
race prejudice. The feeling that exists between the native Ameri
can of California and the imported Japanese is far stronger
than the feeling of the white Georgian against his colored
neighbor. When all the population of Ohio becomes divided in
a way that the rolored represent 62' of the people and the white
W as is the rase in both Mississippi and Georgia, the rare
question in public opinion will rease to be one of the South
Hut lit us who live in the South take no consolation from the
fact that a Northern state adopts our methods of meeting; the
race issue; rather let ua earnestly study the question with the
desire to do what ia right in the sight of God and Humanity.
Fury and Sanitation
There has been a great deal of unnecessary talk, both pro and
con, on the subject of sanitary toilets, since the city council
passed the sanitation ordinance on May 8. A good many people
have oenly and bitterly refused to comply with this ordinance,
particularly to the part relating to the erection of sanitary
toilets and the excuses offered are numerous and sundry. Some
say that the water supply ia insufficient to allow proper care for
the toilets, others that the cost is so much that a poor man ran
not afford one, perhaps the most common objection is that where
these toilets have been tried they have not given satisfaction.
The Hcrea Sanitation ordinance is backed up by the Kentucky
Health Department and the specifications for sanitary toilet
called for by the Berea Council are the specifications which
were first prescribed by the Kentucky State Board of Health for
all the public buildings in the state not connected with an ap
proved water system.
We have spent considerable time trying to ascertain the truth
about these much discussed and oft neglected sanitary toilets
and our conclusion is that they will work satisfactorily if pro
perly constructed and properly cared for. Two of these toilets
are being used at the Model school on Scaffold Cane pike. The
teacher there says that they are working entirely satisfacorily.
W are publishing in this week's issue of The Citizen a letter
from the Upper Silver Creek school in which it is stated that
these sanitary toilets are being used there and are giving ab
tWe have also talked with members of the State Board of
Health and, with members of the Department of Education at
Frankfort, who have made investigations, and they tell us that
everywhere they find that these toilets are working satisfactorily,
if proierly cared for, and that the complaints have usually
come from those who have not followed the instruction as to
their proper care.
The Health Officer in Berea has been severly criticised be
cause he tacked notices on dwellings where the owners had not
complied with this sanitary ordinance.
If the law is go!, it ought to be enforced; if it is not good,
pressure ouirht to le brought to bear by the citizens of the town
to have it repealed, but so long as it is a law it is the duty
of the officers to see that it ia enforced, and no citizen should
find fault with any officer for doing what is his duty. We are
publishing below a paragraph from this sanitary ordinance to
show that the Health Officer was acting in conformity with his
presented duty when he tacked on dwellings in this town notices
giving warning to the public that such dwellings were un
sanitary: "Every dwelling or other structure within the city of Berea,
Ky., which is not provided with a lawful privy of closet is here
by declared to be insanitary and dangerous to the public health
when occupied and it shall be the duty of the county health
officer to post or cause to be posted in a conspicuous place upon
dwelling or structure, whether it be occupied or unoccupied, a
notice giving warning to the public that such dwelling or struc
ture is insanitary. Each such notice so posted shall remain un
til the provisions of this section and the other provision of the
regulations governing health and sanitation shall have been fully
It ia not for The Citizen to say what is or what i not a
sanitary toilet. We are willing to leave that up to the Health
Officer, but there is no excuse for any man allowing his prem
ises to become eminently or obviously unclean. Fortunately, the
condition is not so bad in Berea as it might be, but it is worse
than it ought to be.
(Every man who has children loves them. He does not go
about the street proclaiming to everybody that be loves bis chil
dren; that is not necessary. But let one of them get sick and
be will spend the last dollar and go to every extremity to save
it life. Yet, there are some men who will raise a mighty howl,
if the Health Officer, in the performance of his duty, call at
tention to some condition which may bring death to many chil
dren. So far .s we'kirw, the Board of Health doe not, nor do
any of the health officers, claim that these prescribed toilet are
free from germs, but they are the nearest approach to sanita
tion that ha been worked out for dwelling not having indoor
It would I impossible to compile any exact and reliable ta
tisticts showing the effect of this law upon the health of the
community. The only thing we can do is to draw our own con
clusion from comparison. During the first nine month of
last year, there were five cases of typhoid fever. During to
first nine month of this year, there baa been but one case of
typhoid fever a decrease of 80 percent. The most outstanding
and distinct movement that ha been made during this time for
better sanitary condition ha been the building of these uni
PARISH HOUSE GOODBYE
VPPER SILVER CREEK SCHOOL
The spirit of Kiwanis is the spirit
of builders. Nn one has to study
the history of Kiwanis to recognize
that. It ran be discovered at any
of the Kiwanis luncheons on Wed
nesday evening at 0:15.
The chief feature of the luncheon
last Wednesday at the Lincoln Ho
tel was a brief report from the rep
I rrsentatives of the Berea Club who
attended the Knoxville Kiwanis con
vention week before last.
According to the report, five hun
Oil) MENES AGAIN
ration we enjoy no more. For twenty
years many people have come to this
Next Sundry, September 10th, will; Upper Silver Creek School i pro
be the last Sunday service held in gressing nicely. The first four
the old Parish House. grades, or division No. 2, is being
As we leave this) building and turn taught in the church house by Miss died delegates representing thirty-
over to other uses, we reel lnai i Schultz. ' rieht clubs In Kentuckv and Ten-
we are separating from an old friend ( Everybody is smiling ovef the -lessee were present at this conven
who has stood by ua for many years bright prospects of getting the new tion. The Berea delegates were in
and now whose fellowship and Inspi- school building this fall rather than troduced as representatives of the
next year. "baby" club. Knoxville furnished
The question of handling the -oval entertainment, together with
house with burdens that were heavy drinking water is a difficult problem free transportation In and around the
to bear, and somehow as they spent with most every school, but with us cjty, and plenty of lively amusement
an hour in this place set apart for , it s practically solved. However. The urogram laid out for Kiwanis
the worship of God their load of care division No. 2 has the old problem t work on during the next year is
gradually slipped from them, and with which to contend until the new covered mainly by four large points:
they went to their home with a song building is put up. 1 First, promoting of education, es-
of gladness in their hearts. This With the consent of Berea College racial attention to be riven to the
building will be used for the Acad- to let us connect on to their main ui.der-privileged child, improvement
emy chapel, and we trust the same water line, and the cooperation of the 0f schools, school teachers, etc.
spirit that has blessed so many dur- patrons, we now have a bubbling Second, Kiwanis is to boost high-
ing these year will continue to bless fountain in the school yard at a to
and strengthen the young men and tal cost of twenty-two dollars. The
women who shall gather there In the j rot of digging the ditch and cover-
year to come. A special service has ng the pipe, which amounted to
been arranged for Sunday night, in about twenty dollar, was borne by
which a large number will take part, the following persons, either with
Special music. Mr. Rigby will sing, money or works Sam Davi. Sam BhjD between the city and the rural
All our people are urged to be at Kelley, Cam Neely, Charlie Click, people.
the service to say goodbye to the old Frank" Abney, Joe Lewis, I. B. Ches- f Fourth, the clubs are requested to
church house. I nut, John Kindred, John J. Jones, aturfv of th taxation avsfem
Willie Cliff, Robert Harris, Frank giving attention particularly to non
Powell, Anderson Crowley, Silas Kin- trxable properties, in view of bring-
dred, Hiram Uabbert. , jng about a more equalised taxation
The sanitary water closets, which, and relieving the burden which is
were not completed until the close of now so heavily borne by the poor
last term, are working splendidly classes of people.
well. j A long speech could be made on
The school has been supplied wift e "f these topics, for they are
material for making a foot ruler for broad subjects and are deserving of
each pupil. Each division finished up th attention of the Kiwanis Club in
its own rulers. Berea, and the club has shown itself
Dr. Logsdon. repeating his gener- unafraid to tackle important but dif
ous services of last year, visited our
way construction. The club will
be expected to take an active part
in road improvement campaigns dur
ing the next year.
Third, Kiwanis is to make an ef
fort to bring about a closer relation'
HAM AND EGGS
How cunning are the little pigs
That wiggle, run and dance
To keep the measly flies away
Because they have no pants;
They are so innocent and mild,
So kittenish at play,
I love to watch them as they grunt
The careless hours away;
1 love them for their curly tails,
Their curious wobbly legs;
But most I love them just because
They'll soon be ham and eggs.
THE GAME OF LIFE
One brave smile will smite the cloud
.U . n .Ln.4 ilov.
,, ,. . . ' . . my teeth cleaned by the dentist."
IV t old Trouble with a song, and he i
school Friday afternoon and gave the
students a dental examination. A re
port of the results of this examina
tion is being sent to the parents. By
the close of the term we expect each
pupil to be able to say, "I have had
If you are not a member of the
club and want a hand in doing somo
big things, identify yourself with it
will run away;
a laugh into the storm,
every wind that blows
Will lead you down a rainbowed road
to the budding rose;
Joy and love and victory flash from
As we harvest them with hope, hear
ing the deathless wings
Beat about the dreary dust, luring to
Where the stars are shining for out
faithful questing eyes.
The thing for which we are most
proud is the fine spirit and interest
the pupils have in their school work.
Great Will Power.
"Yes, iiiileeil. my uncle can make
me do anything he wunts me to."
"lie ihiit Imve treat v III po'.ver."
"Yi n l et .e I n !,. . ill
The recent visit - marl by Mr.
Irodge and me, chiefly in the Buck
eye State, materialised in exactly the
scheduled three weeks, and was one
of the most pleasant ever. We were
It every one of the twenty-eight
tewnships of my native county, Ash
tabula, the largest one in Ohio. Be
sides this there were other notable
visits in the counties of Lake, Cuya
hoga, Portage, and Summit, of Ohio,
and In Mercer County, Penn. Two
interesting events were: the reunion
f.f the remn.ti.t of my Civil Wir
regiment and the Hayward reunion,
descendants rf rry maternal grind
parents. In these gatherings and in private
homes we met men who had touched
elbows with me the weary march and
bloody charge, nephew, niece and
cousins of varying degrees, pupils in
a half dozen different schools, and
many who have come into the charm
ed circle of friendship In other ways.
Our usual strenuous program was
closely followed. Our meals, lodging
and visits were under forty-eight dif
Among the incidents of interest to
members of The Citizen family were
our several visits at Kent, 0. My
nephew, former Treasurer, V. D.
Dodge, is bravely going thru his
fifth year of paralysis on the left
side. He still needs a little help in
getting from his bed into the rolling
chair. This help, his rather frail but
devoted wife regularly gives. Other
wise he has fairly good health and a
cheerful spirit We had a delightful
visit at the home of Howard H. and
Ethel Todd Clark. This home was
also cheered by the presence of two
winsome children) and their doting
grandmothers, our dear Mrs. Todd
and Mrs. Clark. Professor and Mrs.
Rumold are delightfully situated and
showed us the beauties of the coun
try around. Mrs. Newcomer was in
her own house, close by, and cheery
as ever. At Akron we were in the
pleasant home of our alumnus, Dr.
Frank E. Ewers.
If no further visit to my native
heath should be vouchsafed me, this
one will be kept in mind, thickly
studded with fragrant memories.
SOMETHING TO DO WITH A
POCKET-KNIFE AND SOME
Did you ever make a game of Jack
Straws? Try it some day when you
are out of doors and you want some
thing to play on a picnic or out camp
ing. First, gather a handful of small
twigs very small ones from bushes
or from the ends of small tree
branches. Strip all leaves from them
and, as far as possible, cut all twigs
the same length. Make each "straw"
about three inches long. Let some
be straight. Leave some forked.
Select others that are curved. Give
as great a variety of shape to your
twigs selected for the game as it is
possible. Make about forty "straws"
end whittle o.T the bark from each.
Next, find some stout pin and slip
it thru a piece of twig four inches
long. Bend the end of the pin to
form a hook. This makes the holder
and hook for the play.
Next, count out to see who shell
begin the game and place the Jac
Straw on some level bit of turf or
on a smooth rock. Every straight
stick counts one. Every forked stick
counts two, and every one that does
rot conform to straight or fork"!
form counts three.
When all have demolished the pile
of Jack Straws in the play, the win
ner is the one who has the highest
count. Of course, no jiggling is permitted.
Believing that the grapes you can't ,
get are sour is not so bad so long as i
you feel sure that those you do get !
are sweet. j
Tou admit you were speedlngT"
"Yea, your honor"
"A frank confewiliin goes a long way
In this court. What ex rue- Imve yon
for exceeding the Sd limit T"
"A man In an old rati let r hp flivver
drove up behind me and buwled to
me 4o get out of the way and let some
body sse the street who could get
more out of one cylinder tbtio I could
get out of six."
Tmph ! 1 do a little motoring my
self. I'll Let let you off with the mini
mum Sue tbl tlum." Itlruilntfham
jj " jj
A word about our showing of the
models that bear the label "Printz"
To many of yen. Prints suits and coats
need no introduction. You arc acquain
ted with their distinctive style, with
their exceptional quality of fabric and
perfection of tailoring.
The new models for fall that we are
now showing, more than ever uphold
these traditional standards. The new
designs are charming and their variety
ia infinite, for your every need for
sports, dress or street wear.
The label "Print" in garment gives
abundant surety of the aame refinement
WtStllthe Best for Ltu
in design, beauty and quality in fabrics
and precision in detail that you find
usually in much higher priced garments.
It also indicates that every Prints model
is designed and tailored for a certain
type, to suit an individual figure.
We count it distinction to present
to you this showing of Prints models,
as tipifying what true style distinction
and real values are. We will be glad
to have you see them at your earliest
convenience while our selection is complete.
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