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A Separate Peace or Present Treaty Modified
Technically rMkinjr, diplomat is one who is skilled in the
rt of rondurtiriK mtfotiHtions Mwpi-n nation", hut In common
language he ia one who ran drive over both siiles of crowded
road at the aame time and never rauae a colliaion. The lateat ad
dition to the lint of diplomata ia our recently elected Preaidt-nt.
Ill first meaaage tu Congress at the opening of the extraordinary
aeaaion on April 12 received the hearty applaue of three diatinct
faitiona. Theae faction have uncompromiaing viewa upon many
national and international issues, and the order and cnnh-nt of the
meaaage waa of auch a character aa t atimulnte hope in the aoula of
all three. Ilia early pronouncement on foreign affaira brought a
roaring applauae from the non-league or "irreconcilable" faction
berauae he recommended a aeparate peace with Germany by con
greaaional resolution or what ia without question tantamount t
He alao made rlenr his opposition to a league of Nations, which
ileclaration brought applauae from that wing of Republican whi
are praitially againat "the" League or even "a" League, but
who are al'o opposed to a separate peace with Germany. And
in the rloaing remarks upon the foreign situation he brought the
Democrats to applause by expressing the desire to stick to the pres
ent treaty hirh ia itself bodily interwoven with the league of
Nations. This position to the casual reader would aeem to be a
reversal of a previous statement made in the aame apeech, but
in tnith the spew h is an instrument for interpretation anil specu
lation. No man can "vent his spleen" because of President Hard
ing's position on foreign affairs. Ilia message ia like the Bible,
for you ran prove any point you wish to make by quoting from
isolated passages. The man who say the President is against
the present treaty has to fare this statement, "the wiser course
would aeem to lie the acceptance of the confirmation of our right
and interests as already provided, and to engage under the exist
ing treaty, assuming, of course, that this can be satisfactorily ar
complihhetl by smh explicit rcscrvationa and modification as will
secure our absolute freedom from inadviaable commitmenta and
safeguard all our essential interests." A congressional declara
tion of pem is an absolute rejection of the present treaty be
cause it place no responsibility of enforcement of term upon
the t'nited States, one of the warring nations in the last conflict.
France and Kn gland will not agree to a aeparate peace, but
doea it matter much now? The closing paragraph of the me
"mge waa the cream of the entire production, and upon it we can
base the hope that America will "tote" her share of the load in
the readjustment of world affaira.
The speech contained many valuable suggestions for the re
construction of domestic affairs, and we hope will receive the
prompt and hearty support of a united Congress.
prnuc school notes
K. F. IHmey, Principal
The Parent-teachers' Association
held it last meeting In the public
school auditorium Friday at 3 p. m.
The following program waa render
ed: Song By Sixth Grade
Devotion Lead by Dr.
Hutchina of the Union Church.
Play: "Mr. Wigg of the Cabbage
Patch" By Teacher
Reading Mr. F.llen Mitchell
Talk By Mr. DUney
"Mr. Wigg of the Cabbage
Patch" waa prepared and rendered on
a week' warning. Nevertheless, it
wa splendid number and the per
former received many compliment
from tha audience.
Thia waa one of the largest and
most enthusiastic meeting of the
Mr. Godbey, the president, wa
most felicitous In expression of ap
preciation of cooperation of parents
By request of Mr. W. G. Best the
Parent-Teachers' Association took
over the control of the school lunch.
The financial report of Mr. J. W.
Stephen ahoweil a small surplus to
turn over to the new management.
Mia Pigg and Mr. Hacker wer
the genial hostesses for the social
A vote of thank wm given Mr.
Godbey for the able manner in which
she ha performed the duties con
nected with her office a preaidend.
Mr. Godbey and Mrs. Stephne re
ported the aucce of the committee
in raining fund for extension ofj
school the ninth month.
The playground material is being
installed on the campus.
PROGRESS CI. I'll
Progress Club has met with Mrs.
Matheny and Mrs. Shutt, Mrs. M. M.
Robinson and Mr. Coddington, re
spectively, since our last repor.
Mr. Matheny and Mrs. Shutt, with
their well known hospitality, added
much to our study of Scotch life,
with Mrs. Adams, and Robert Burns
with Mrs. Scruggs. Many personal
glimpse of Scotland's charm came
with roll-call responses.
Mr. Robinson welcomed us with
the true spirit for our study of Ire
land a a country, with Mrs. Can
field and Ireland's music with Mrs.
Burdette. Misa Boatright carried the
laurel with her interpretation of
several familiar Irish airs, with Mn.
Burdette a accompanist.
Ire cream and angel food cake
crowning this, li ft us all seeing only
the happy and beautiful side of Ire
land. At our meeting with Mrs. Codding
ton our officer for the coming year
wire elected: Mr. Matheny, presi
dent; Mr. R. R. Coyle, vice-president;
Mr. Canfleld. secretary; Mr.
Shutt, treasurer. We ran hope for
no happier and more profitable year
than thia. Our preaent officers have
been faithful -there ha been perfect
cooperation in ' every phase of our
Standing committees gave reports.
Tha Educational Committee report
nearly enough money to wire the
school and ha given 175 for the con
tinuation of the Graded School term.
The Public Welfare Committee ha
made plana with Mr. Miller for the
summer' play ground work, also ar
rangement for Saturday afternoon
supervision at the chool ground this
The Civic Improvement Committee
regretted after much thought and
work ipent in planning and ordering
aign post for Dixie nighway, the
misunderstanding which eauaed our
order to have to be cancelled. How
ever, we welcome the signs which
tourist will surely appreciate and
feel we may yet find a needy place
for the money raised for thl pur
pose. Thru thi committee we have pur
chased lots, making possible a new
entrance) to the cemetery, and aiding
the cemetery association, we hope to
soon see this accomplished.
The Philanthrophic committee filled
more basket at Christmas than ever
before; also report quite a balance
from the money raised at bazaar.
Our Junior Supervisor wa unable
to be present.
Mr. Coddington did not disappoint
u. We enjoyed ham sandwiches,
marguerites, prime cheese and nut
salad, hot rolls and coffee, then Bos-
J ton rrrim pie.
The Reporter, a local paper of In
dependence, Kansas, ha the follow-
i ing new item concerning a Berea
' visitor in that city:
j One of the most enjoyable affairs
of the week wa the week-end party
and Easter dinner given at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Axer of 708 North
) Twelfth street in honor of Mrs.
Axer's uncle, W. H. Ixrng of Berea,
I Kentucky. A fine dinner wa served
Easter Sunday to nineteen guests.
i Among those present were Mr. Long's
son, S. K. 1-ong, wife and three rhil-
dren of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. D. E.
Mahon of Caney, Mr. and Mr. F. G.
I Keiaer and little son of Caney, Mrs.
R. A. Robertson of Arkansas City,
Mrs. M. L. Garr, 1107 West Myrtle,
this city, Mrs. R. L. Newkirk of Elk
City and W. II. Rains of thia city.
Friends of Evelyn Morgan will be
pleased to learn of her recovery, af
ter eight weekr of illness at the hos
pital. She will return to her horn
at Hyden, Ky., the latter part of this
Mrs. H. D. Peters of Island City
was taken from the hospital by Dr.
J. Mahaffy of Richmond, under whoso
care she will remain. She i doing
A fine boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. McKinney, April 10th.
Baby and mother are doing nicely.
Mrs. .1. II. Baufle, Chestnut street,
is recovering after operation from
Mr. Jame Ogg, who was operat
ed, April 2, for appendicitis, is con
valescent. Mrs. Hiram Thacker, Big Hill, un
derwent operation by Dr. B. F. Rob
inaon for serious condition today.
Miss Mary Todd, of Paint Lick,
was operated for gall bladder disease
by Dr. B. F. Robinson today.
Otia Weld, Vocational School, who
was operated for intestinal trouble
Sunday night, is doing well.
Dr. Edwards met with a painful
baseball accident on the ball grounds
last Thursday as he was umpiring
the baseball game between the Amer
ican Legion and an all-school team.
Ho wa struck by a batted ball
squarely in the face, injuring the up
per jaw. Fortunately no serious
damage waa done.
DEATH OF MRS. COOK
Death has visited our community
again and claimed for its victim a
beloved friend and neighbor, Mr.
Martha A. Cook, mother of Mr. A.
F. Scruggs on Pearl street.
She wa a patient sufferer and
fought valiantly, a wa her nature,
this last hard battle of life. Her
doctor, nurse and loving friend and
neighbor did all that could be done,
and thought she had passed the great
crisis for the better when suddenly
and peacefully she slipped away
from us and wa gone to be with
her Saviour, in whom she trusted and
served, and her many loved ones,
whom she had o often spoken of
a being lonesome to see.
She leaves a son, a duaghter, two
sisters and a brother, and five grand
children and a host of friend to
mourn their loss. But let us not
weep a those who have no hope.
It seems but yesterday that we heard
her singing to her dearly beloved
grand-baby, "Albert, Jr.," Scruggs:
My heavenly home is bright and fair,
Nor pain nor death can enter there;
It glittering tower the sun out
shine; That heavenly mansion shall be
I'm going home, I'm going home, I'm
going home to die no more.
The bereaved family have our
deepest sympathy in this hour of
The funeral service was conducted
this (Thursday) afternoon in the
home of her daughter. Mr. A. F.
Scruggs, at 1 o'clock, with Rev. Rob
ert Hutehin, pastor of the Union
church and Rev. Carl E. Voeel. nas-
tor of the Methodist church, in
charge. Burial followed in the Scaf
fold Cane cemetery at 3 o'clock.
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feeling well disposed toward Greece
and doubt her purposes, since her re
call of Constantine. They have giv
en to Turkey a piece of territory in
Thrace which Greece had expected,
and they do not allow her to send
troop to Asia Minor thru Constan
tinople. The independent spirit of
Greece has sometimes been a thing
to admire, but at present her best
interests would seem to lie in work
ing in harmony with the Allies.
A DELIGHTFUL EVENING
Miss Virginia Slade, the talented
reader and impersonator, of Lexing
ton, gave another of her enjoyable
entertainments in the Berea Chris
tian church on Tuesday evening of
this week. The program consisted
of her latest and best number, en
titled, "Alice Sit by the Fire," as the
principal feature, with some special
ly amusing numbers thrown in for
good measure to interest the chil-
' dren. Among these were "Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star," "A Small Boy's
Trouble at Bedtime," and "A Pro-
1 posal." Each of the numbers was
rendered in the faultless and delight
ful style which characterizes all of
Miss Slade's work as an entertainer.
There was a large audience present,
who showed their appreciation by
numerous encorea, to which the en-
' tertainer graciously responded. The
proceeds will be devoted towards the
building of a new church edifice by
the Christian congregation.
! SPRING CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN
The week of April 18th to the 22nd
ha been designated CLEAN-UP
WEEK. The State Department of
Health urgs all residents in the
State to coperate in general
CLEAN-UP of all buildings from
cellar to attic. Get rid of all that
accumulation of old papers, oily and
dirty rags, discarded clothing, rub
bish and other valueless materials.
FIRE and DISEASE are invited
when these conditions exist.
The. II. Coyle's Heirs, Plaintiffs
Tho. H. Coyle's Heirs, Defendants
Pursuant to judgment and order of
sale entered in the above-styled ac
tion by the Madison Circuit Court at
its February term, 1921, the under
signed commissioner will expose to
public sale to the highest and best
bidder on the premises in Berea, Ky.,
at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., on
Saturday, April 16, 1921, the follow
ing described property:
A certain house and lot of land lo
cated on Depot street in the City of.
Berea, Ky., and bounded as follows,
to-wit: By Depot street on the
north, by lot of M. B. Ramsey on the
west, and by a street running from
Depot street to colored school prop
erty on the east, and running back
from Depot street 266 feet to J. G.
Terms: Said property will be sold
on a credit of six and twelve months,
the purchaser being required to ex
ecute bond with approved security,
payable to the commissioner and
bearing six percent interest from
date until paid, with a lien retained
on the property sold to secure the
payment of said bonds and Interest.
R. B. Terrill, Master Commissioner
Madison Circuit Court.
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Time to Paint Up
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We also have a good supply of
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White I.oaf Flour. per bag... 1.15
Daily Dread Flour, per bag... .90
Best Meal, .5 -lb. bag 50c
Best Mill Fred, per 100 1.90
licit Molasses Horse and
Mule Feed 2.20
Pure I-ard, per can 7.00
Best Dry Salt Meat, per lb. ...17c
Northern Seed Potatoes, bu. 1.20
Good Coffee, per lb. 12'j
Pure Cane Sugar, per 100 .. 9.00
Red Syrup, per gal. $Sc
White Syrup, per gal. 75c
Maple Flav'd Syrup, per gal. 85c
White Navy Beans per lb. 5
Colored Beans, per lb 5c
Canned Corn, Salmon and
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Coal Oil, per gal. 20c
No. 1 Timothy or Clover Hay
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