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October M, 1022
A non-partisan family newspaper published every Thursday by
BRRRA fURLI8HINO CO. (Incorporated)
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The foremost agent of civilisation and progress U a system of
food road. Churches, schools and all other religions, social
and commercial agencies are held in check by bad roads, and the
average citisen doee not count the actual coat in dollars, and cents
of maintaining bad road.
The cost of hauling country products over the roads of Breath
itt, Harlan and Jackson counties will exceed fifty cents a ton
for each mile. The average coat of hauling in Madison county
is about tweny-five cents a ton for each mile, while the average
cost in countiea with road systems like Fayette, Clark and Bour
bon is leas than fifteen cents a ton for each mile.
Madison county, according to the estimate of the State Road
Department, ia paying out annually $350,000 for the poor roads
which we have. Feople who own automobiles can own them
longer at leas expense by having good roads. People who drive
wagons and teams can drive them longer at lesa expense over
good roads. It is folly, yea, it is gross ignorance to argue that
we are aaving money by saving the little extra tax that is neces
sary to maintain good roads. Madison county ia behind all other
coontiea of the Blue Grass region whose taxable property ia equal
in valee to that of Madison. Clark, Jessamine, Fayette, Bourbon,
Scott, Montgomery, are all leaving Madison behind in the mattar
of good roads.
The cititena of this county on November seventh will vote
whether or not we shall continue to have poor roads and live in the
mud, or add a small tax to ourselves and secure and adequate sys
tem of roads. We cry "high taxes", and that cry is more of a hab
it than the expression of a fact. According to the State Road
Department, our road tax is lower than any other county in Ken
tucky that has macadamised roads. The proposed vote is for a)
twenty cent tax. That meana that each citizen will pay 20
cents on each one hundred dollars worth of taxable property. The
Road Engineer has made another estimate: The amount of money
that we need in the county will mean an additional tax of twelve
and one-half cents on each acre of land. Twelve and one-half
cents per acre for a modern road system is a small consideration.
No one individual In this county or any other county can af
ford to build a public highway. The roads are for the people,
and they must be built by the people. We cannot build them
We must be willing to pay the price of civilisation. Some
of our cititens will make a trip outside of the county and state,
and return to boast of the beautiful roads, and yet these same
persons will sit on their pxketbooks when they are called upon
to make a little contribution for improving our own roads. A
man's patriotism is worth just what he ia willing to put up to
If we expect to improve the roads of this county, either cross
roads or main highways, ws must get help, and the only way we
can get help is to put up 60 per cent of the money, and the state
will do the rest. e 4!
Domestic Labor Troubles
So much ia being said by housekeepers about the scarcity of
help in the home that thoughtful people are asking the reason
for the shortage. Is the homo an undesirable place to work!
Why do girla and women avoid home labor when they need the re
muneration that comes from their services?
Someone will say it is the poor pay, but that ia not the great
reason for the difficulty. It is the place in society that the aver
age housekeeper gives to the girl who works in her household
that drives her from home employ. The term "servant", "maid",
"hired-girl", is a atigms that a proud, independent, forward-looking
American girl will not submit to.
Too many of our housekeepers have carried over from a former
period that clasa distinction which the modern man and woman
will not accept She is usually relegated to the worst room ia
the house. She ia taken out in the automobile when there are no
neighbors to go. She is invited in the family circle only during
the absence of elite company.
Dear housekeeper, change your attitude toward the working
girl, toward the profession of housekeeping, and you will find
home-loving, wholesome, high-class, home-building girls, who will
take joy in making your beautiful residence a more beautiful
Accept the statement as coming from those who have gotten
the reaction from girla who have been employed in private homes.
They do not like their treatment, and they will clerk in the store
or in the telephone office, or stack cards in a bank, or work for
any other public or corpora ted institution where they are recog
nised as a part of the firm.
One day recently the United States
Senate passed IM bills in one session
4r at the rate of a bill a minute.
Bat the senators do not have to pay
It has been discovered that some
painters and several writers have an
income larger than Babe Ruth's
But such injustices are bound to
cur now and then.
Good to Eat
Easy to Buy
Everything usually kept in a high grade market is
sold here at close prices.
The Best Meats The Best Meats
are none too good
for the people of
are what they will
get at this meat
Wilder' Market and Grocery
A. J. WILDER, Proprietor
THE WOMAN'S CLUB
Plates for more than sixty guests
were served In the dining-room of
Boone Tsvem on Wednesday, October
18, when the Woman's Club held Its
After everyone had abundantly sat
isfied the physical appetite and hat
exerted her social magnetism to the
limit, Mrs. Jones, a former Berea
worker, and at present head of Home '
Economics Department of the State1
of Wisconsin, spoke to the club on
the subject of "What the Clubs of
Wisconsin are doing for the Women
of that Stae thru cooperation with
the State Office and County Demon-
strator. Old friends were happy to
meet Mrs. Jones again, and everyone
enjoyed her address.
As an organised body which en
deavors to stand for civic improve
ment and progress, and for the better
ment of living conditions everywhere,
voted to endorse the 20 cent road tax
to be voted at the election November
7, and to use their influence in its
At the District Convention of Fed
erated Women's Clubs held in Dan
ville, October 21, eleven members of
the Woman's Club were present. A
very delightful dsy was enjoyed and
much inspiration gained from contact
with club women from other section..
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY EVENT
Community Fair and Farm Play
WEDDING BELLS IN OHIO
HEARD IN BEREA
Franklin, O., October 23, 1922.
Mr. Arley Hudson and Miss Dor
othy Beam were united In marriage
last Thursday at the Baptist parson
age by Rev. Gordon. Their only at
tendants were Miss Beam's sister,
Mrs. Walter Himes, and Mr. Hudson's
brother, Roy L. Hudson. Arlsy he
been employed by his brother Roy in
the grocery business here for the
past two years, where he has made
many friends. The bride is a dress
maker. The groom Is the son of
Dan Hudson and a nephew of Mrs.
Frank Hays of Berea, Ky.
They will make their home at pres
ent with the bride's mother on the
The School and Agricultural Fair
to be held in the tabernacle next
week, November 2, 8, and 4, is the
next great community event It
should be of interest to all college,
town and country. Townspeople
should attend every day, not only to
see what our rural neighbors are
doing and producing but to greet them
and mingle with them. These three
days should be made use of for get
ting better scquointed and being
friendly Just as the 4th of July meet
ing was, only we have three days
now instead of one. Let every vil
lage dweller see how many rural ac
quaintances he can make at the Com
Rural neighborhoods should remem
ber that they can get the full bene
fit of the fair only by turning out in
a body. Everybody ought to be there.
Don't forget, either, that your atten
dance counts in the cchool con
test now going on. REGISTER IN
THE BIG BOOK AT THE BOOTH in
the tabernacle and you will count
points for your school. TOUR
COMING TO THE FAIR AND REG
ISTERING MAY WIN THE PRIZfi
OF $26.00 FOR YOUR SCHOOL.
Teachers and pupils should see to it
not only that they are all at the fair
and register but that every man, wo
man and child in the district does the
same. 'BABIES COUNT FOR DOU
Students of every department in the
college should make use of this oppor
tunity to see what a community fair
can be and how it is carried on. Yon
might be needed to help carry one on
at home. Teachers should encourage
the attendance of the students
Classes might very profitably go in
body, some classes, accompanied by
the teacher, to observe the fair. Of
course there ia no admission fee. ,
Then, don't fail to attend the agri
cultural play, "Between Two Lives,"
Saturday night. The Kiwonis Club
hss taken it as their special task to
fill the Tabernacle to capacity. Stu
dents do not attend that, but, even
so, you had better get there early to
School and Agricultural
Berea, Ky., Nov. 2, 3, 4, 1922
The Greatest Event of Its Kind Ever Held
in This Section.
AN OCCASION FOR EVERYBODY
For farmers and their wives, for school teach
ers and school children, or adult and junior
dubs. For everybody- that believes in a profit
able and joyful time.
The seats of honor are reserved for the
grandfathers and grandmothers.
Bring your baskets full of good things to eat,
and give your right hand a week's rest before
you come, for you will need it to shake hands
with a thousand people, who will be glad to see
AU of the community organizations are
back of this occasion; the Berea Kiwanis Club is
putting in the "pep."
get a seat, if one can believe the Ki
wanis Club about the crowd that is
going to be there.
Let everybody pull for a big fair,
college, town and country. That is
what will make it big.
Chairman Community Council
City Managers To Meet
Cleveland, O. City Managers, Law
Directors, Tax Assessors snd officials
of many cities throughout the country
were arriving for the twenty-eighth
annual convention of the American
Society for Municipal Improvements,
which will be open here.
Smartness and Good Tail
oring Feature Goats for
Popular Models at Popular Prices
Marked by Superior Merit
Deep down in her heart every woman knows that smartness and good tail
oring are the first requisites of the Coat or Suit that pleases. Add to these
muchly desired traits the presence of high quality fabrics and trimmings, and
arfgels could do no more. We are pleased to report that fashion's dictates this
season provide the very quintessence of desirability, and within our doors are
authentic examples of Winter Wear. And lest we forget it is the price, not
the quality that is lower.
'Sweat Shop" Merchandise is usually cheap shoddy inferior quality and
Our garments are manufactured in Clean, Light, Well Ven
tilated Factories by Clean, Healthy American Men and Women.
Coats Suits Skirts
Sweaters Gloves Hosiery
Hemstitching: and Dressmaking
"We Sell tjlje Best for Icss"
Ladies' Apparel Shop
MAIN STREET BEREA, KY.