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November 8, 1S23
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An The Citisen goes to press, the Msdison County School and
Agricultural Fair opens on the College campus. The Interior
of the old Tabernacle presents an Interesting sight. The ten
beat ear of corn from 40 crib in thii section teem actually to
he taking pride thin morning In the hand that grew them; canned
(rood, rookinir, handiwork, and the exhibits of the school children
are being ao artistically arranged that the judges will hesitate
long before awarding a prize, and then will wish they had
price for each exhibitor.
You are welcome, neighbor. Stay thru the three dayt of
the fair if you can, and don't fail to meet ua at the Tabernacle
Saturday night to aee the big farm play, "Between Two Lives.'-
The Franchise Privilege
We live in a democracy, and we are proud of it. Thoughtful
people are not alway puffed up over the conduct of our govern
ment and the efficiency with which It renders service to the peo
ple a a whole, but we hold the inviolable privilege of making It
what it should be.
How do we know that things are not going right in the
county, state and nation? Are we ascertaining the facta for
ourselves from honest and truthful sources, or are we getting
our information thru coached and trained politicians who hana
out "stock stuff" made in political headquarters? How often d
good people ask where they ran get the truth about a political
question that is disturbing the minds of the voters? How often
do we see some whippersnapper come into a community and be
dined at the best hotel and waited upon by a committee of dis
tinguished citizens before he gives an important political address
at the opera house. He rises, takes a drink of water and then
removes his handkerchief to attend to his nose before delving Into
the fundamental issues of his party's platform. He lugs in
joke that has no hearing inn the subject, merely to get the good
will of his audience. The more ardent adherents to his political
persuasion laugh heartily even tho it is not funny. Much of his
sMech is devoted to som aspect of our international relation
ships, with the great probability that he will utter more absurd
ities than Ring Inlncr in his syndicated humorous stories. He
will often go so far as to declare and onVr proof that If certain
candidates are elected and a certain party put In power, the egg
piodurtion on the farms will be rut in half.
We are glad to announce that in most enlightened commu
nities the above picture of the stump politician is fading. Peo
ple are demanding facts; and if they are not forthcoming, they
will ignore the claims of the professional politicia.n and do as
they please. We are having numerous examples of political dis
turbances every year. Some people say it is the creeping in of
rachcalism. We deny the charge. They are evidences of a grow
ing intelligence on the part of the people and an enlargement of
suffrage rights to include that great unprejudiced, liberal minded
element in our body politic, tho women voters.
The radical is not a dungerous element in our national life,
nor will he ever become such if our processes of education keep
pace with the progress of the nation and the needs of the times.
Our great need today is brave champions of clean government and
honesty in public affairs. They must rely on the integrity of tho
unhrihed votera to hold up their hands while they fight the battles.
Next Tuesday is the annual election day, and the political
furore of many states will subside for the present We must
ote, and vote with a conscience. It is the bounden duty of every
loyal American citizen to exercise the greatest privilege that is
irranled him by the Constitution of the United States.
I NI LE TIP ON ANGLO-AMERICAN RELATIONS
I ain't right bright in learnin' an' I've never traveled much,
Cut then I have opinions an' t paa 'em on aa such,
For I do read the papers an' I hear the people talk,
An' I know what folks are thinkln' of in tv'ry sort of walk.
Now there ain't no use of talkin', boys, I tell you mighty true '
This war with England business is all nonsense thru and thru.
There is no more important thing the public ought-a know
Than this war-with-England matter la a tale of Ions ago.
I've lived four ginyrations, an' I see with both my eyes,
An' I know the smoke of Hades from the gleam of parydise,
An' I'm tellin' you right now, sir, that you ought-a be ashamed
To listen to this twaddle when old England is defamed.
She's been our good old mother for these many, many yean,
She's always stood beside us when an enemy appears,
We know Jest where to find her an she knows jest where we are,
An' we'll both be right together if there comes another war.
I'm thinkin' now of Waterloo an' how old Engtand'a son
Crowed into his full stature in the Duke of Wellington,
An' when Verony asked him to show Jet where he stood
He spoke right out in mecKn' for the Saxon brotherhood.
An then there was Manily, an' Napoleon's afair,
An' Spain, an' Venezuely, an' Samoa over there,
An' Newfoundland, an' Canidy, an' Cuby, an' the rest
Which looked jest like we'd poked our rose into a hornet's nest.
But somehow ev'ry time the clouds begun to color black
Old England showed her colors an' they had to skelter back.
She never has forsook us, an' I'm mighty glad to say
She's kept us out of trouble in a mighty friendly way,
She's helped us when we needed help an' showed us how to live
An' give us lots of wisdom which she always had to give.
Of course she has her notions, an' they ain't always' our own,
But then we have our failin's too, which England would disown.
She has her dukes an' princes an' her lords nd ladies, too,
But then we have our lynchin's that' a shame to me an' you.
I've never cared for emperors, an' when H comes to kings,
(Exreptin' George an' Albert) they're a pesky lot of things,
They don't take much to simple folk that work like you an' me,
But they wont cause much trouble while old England holds the sea.
An' then she holds her colonies an' has her fightin' men.
An' we hold to our money bags thru ev'ry thick an' thin,
She also has her navy, an' she's mistress of the sea,
But wouldn't we be mistress, too, if Congress would agree?
I'm glad she has her navy for it helps me sleep at night
An' it cows the other feller when there's any talk of fight,
An' to my way of thinkin', when you come right down to facts,
It's fifty her and fifty us in all of these attacks.
Of course I love Ameriky an all her hustlin' ways.
An' I've been for Ameriky thru all my many days,
An' when it come the time for me to take my gun an' sword
I've gone an' fit her battles an' I've never said a word.
An' I'd take my gun an' sword agin an' march off with a shout
An wade right thru the swamps of hell to drive the devil out,
But when it comes to England, let me toll you here an now,
111 never take a weapon for to kick up any row,
But I'll lick the foremost feller 1f he starts to drivin' me
To fight apainst my kinsmen over there across the sea.
We love old Mother England an' we honor her today.
We like her laws an justice an' we like her winnin' way.
We never shall forsake her for we know wo never must,
Well always stand beside her with an Anglo-Saxon trust,
We'll share her woes an' triumphs, an' well evermore agree
Whei England dons her colors an' her sons put out to sea.
For when we go alone, you see, we git on putty well,
But when we stand together, why we ain't afeeard of hell!
John F. Smith
Berea College, Berea, Ky.
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SNAKES UPSET CAR
There is a world of w ise philosophy !
in this stanza from a Japanese poet:
For seventy years Obosh, the sage,
Slat on the mountain side
Hut he never became illuminated.
A lot of Christian nations seem to
tic forgetting light now the supreme
precept of the founder of Christian
ity: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor
FORGET-ME-NOT DAY" NOV. 4
"You say," said Mrs. Rawlins to
the Woman's Club secretary, "that I
am responsible for an intelligent vote.
But my real worry is that I happen
to be responrible for an intelligent
How few of the names given to1
immortality in the history of mankind
represent activities of hatred. The
world revolves around memories of
affection and nobility.
Without at all disparaging autoi
and movies, both so worthy in their
way. I sometimes think it would be
a wonderful thing if we could have
a week or ao of old time nights, with
all the family at home, around one
table, with someone reading front
Pickens or Bunyan or Scott; anl
then, before bedtime, a half hour of
singing by the old melodeon, and a
family prayer before the lights went
Emerson, on. e in his younger years
rushing madly from a meeting that)
distressed him, and feeling a mighty!
anger in his heart, said that after j
a brief walk through the night, he'
suddenly felt that the quiet stars'
were laughing at him and saying. I
"Why so hot, little man?" It would'
jbe well if all of us, now and then,
' might cool our distempered thoughts
j "against the eternal amplitudes."
Our sudden passions and violences
1 seldom change tha moral order of the
I universe which is welL
Good to Eat
Easy to Buy
Kverythiii,' usually kept in a hiph grade market is
sold herr 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
Wear a forget-me-not next Satur
day, November 4. National "Forget-Me-Not
Day" is to be observed on
Saturday thruout the United States;
and it is the duty of every public
spirited man and woman to wear the
little flower that carries with it mem
ories of only a few years back when
our boys went "over there," and also
serves as a tribute of remembranco
for the wounded and disabled Ameri
can veterans of the great war, or the
boys who came back maimed end
crippled from the world conflict.
The local chapter of the Disabled
American Veterans of the World War
is directing "Forget-Me-Not Day" In
this community, and has the support
of a corps of pretty girls and women,
prominent in the life of the city, who
are to sell the little forget-me-nots.
The proceeds of the sale will go to
wards the establishment of a club
house quarters, and will also pave
the way to a summer camp project;
besides taking care of the especiully
urgent relief rases, and providing for
the welfare and rehabilitation of
these disabled heroes. I
Their legislative problems and
other matters concerning their entire
future are aided materially by the
force of organization, and we, as cit
izens, non-forgetful of the sacrifices
made by thesa boys of yesterday, sud
denly made men thru the strife anl
experience which they have under
gone for us, should see to it that
"Forget-Me-Not Day" is fittingly ob
served in this city.
Wear a forget-me-not next Satur
day. And buy bunches of them, for
the cause is a most deserving one!
Walter R. White,
ItF.REA STUDENTS BUILD ROADS
The value of good roads is now
univerrally recognized, but the know
ledge of how to make and maintain
them is not so general. It is evi
dent that this knowledge would be
especially useful to Berea students;
so the announcement that the Voca
tional school was to be excused from
regular classes and to spend a day
on practical road-making met with
Early in the morning of Thursday,
October 19, trucks took men in relays
to Pigg Hollow, where they inv
mediately fell to work on the road
leading to the dam. The girls, in the
meantime, were putting Into practice
their training in domestic science by
preparing the lunch which thev
In the task there was place for
skilled and unskilled labor. It was
interesting to see members of the
faculty, accustomed to words and
books as implements, weilding the
spade and mattock. It was gratify
ing to see the skillful handa and in
telligent activity of the students,
some of whom perhaps have at times
not had great success in the class
room. The incomparable beauty of the
day, with its glory of light and
warmth, and wonder of color contri
buted its part, adding lest and In
centive to the energy of the toilers,
nuiking a complete and perfect thing
of a day of effective work.
On Friday and Saturday the work
was continued by the students of the
College and of the Normal School.
They Wsre Killed and the Driver Es
caped Without Injury.
John SiipleliMi, a salesman, driving
from Goshen, N. J.. on the Rayshore
road, to Swsntmi. on the seashore
road, through a densely wooded spot,
saw two snakes apparently In deadly
Thinking he eotrld kill both snakes
by running over them, he turned his
car toward them. In some manner the
snakes got entangled in the steering
gear and before Sapleton could stop,
the car had run oft the road and
Sapleton was not Injured and pass
ing autoiuobillsts helped liira right the
car. The reptiles were found to be
king snakes that measured nearly
seven feet each In length.
OFFERS CALIFORNIA RANCH
TO 200 EX-SERVICE MEN
Influenza Killing Indians.
Trappers from the trading posts on
Lake Athabasca report that the In
dians are dying to large numbers, due
to the Influenza scourge, which has
played havoc with the aborigines since
last winter. The present population of
Fond du Lac Is said to be about 400,
with many bands still In the bunting
grounds. The recent death of 74 na
tives there, with losses from Influenza
at other posts, indicate, said the trap
pers, that the Indians In that section
rapidly are being wiped out.
Hailstones Break Watermelons.
Hailstones big enough to break
watermelons wide open, with a fall
of 12 inches deep In some places caused
considerable crop duniage In the Pied
mont section of North Carolina. The
heaviest fall was In Iredell county.
Around Concord, where It beat down
growing crops, a thin coating of lea
was reported after daylight.
Mere Like It
"A scientist clrims lie an w
"Hy (lie t.iiiiee?''
"No: l the cniile. I Imagine,
A Home on a titiiutifui mountain
ranch uvCalifornlu is the offer made to
200 ex-service men by Miss Ella N. Van
Fossen, an employee In the United
Stutes veterans' bureau In Washing
ton. On this ranch they must estab
lish a tent colony and work for one
another's good,' and there will be no
obligation to her eieept that of keep
ing the proposed tent colony In good
repute. The farm la In Riverside
county, California, and consists of 120
"I'tMir Mrs. Jones!" llied the sym
pathetic iieichlior. "She must leud
au um fill lite. She tells me her bus
bmul hasn't a single fault ; he la a per
"Hut thul should unite her happy 1"
".Vol any. Why, what on earth
could she have to keep up a couveru
Uon with liini'.'"
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