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THB CITIZEN December M, 1921 MOUNTAIN AGRICULTURE Condacted by Mr. Robert F. 8 pence. Farm Dewtenstrstor aad Special Investigator A CHRISTMAS LETTER A Merry Christmaa end a Happy New Year to All Club Member I know you wilt be interested to know just how oar club work ended for 1921. Our enrollment last spring reached 475. The work waa kept up for a few montha when aome fell out and others grot weak. later the weak onoa fell down. In apite of those who fell by the wayaide, we had 217 to report, either on card or in record hooka, the year'a work. Of the 217 we had 124 to turn in com plete record boo lu with year'a work all recorded. Theae 124 will receive a Certificate of Merit from the State College of Agriculture aa aoon as they can be issued. Congratulations to each of you who atayed with your work until the end. Your reward ia coming. It will continue to come. Our cluba did a business of $7,124,- .41, making a net profit of $2,962.66. This waa a fine profit Iff better made than lost Thia of course meana a net profit over and above the general farm, garden, and house work, in which all club members took a part thia ia right and proceeda go to parents. I'm aure you want to continue your club work next year. Go to your president and enroll at once. By do ing this you will help your president in getting the $2.50 prize which is given for the biggest enrollment turned in on or before December 31st, Santa Claua ia coming Saturday night hang your stockings on the chair nearest the fire place. Be es pecially good to Dad and Ma this week. Santa always looks for the good boy and girls. I believe it would be better for you to get a nice little Christmas tree and fasten it to a big block, placing it in the corner of the room. Tie all the fam ily presents on the tree. Help to make Father and Mother happy by getting them a present and staying home 'all day. Don't forget to tell them aome time during the day how much you love them. Won't you try it? Give my good wishes to your par ents and tell them that I wish you and them A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Robert F. Spence, County Agent The suspension bridge which waa put up Thanksgiving Day, in the minds of the people, has been put up in good ahape by the hands of the natmna of the community. The esti mated coat of the brids-e ia about 150. ! other cho01 problems. t iTniA Thar.'. ofrnfh R.r.l. It has been but a short time I . 1 1-. -j0j , ' ago wnen our iorrmtners luunea up' on recreation aa Idleneas. Even to- THE PROBLEM OF ATHLETICS AND RECREATION The problem of school and college athletics is a very debatable propo sition, and a perplexing problem for the faculties of our educational insti tutions. Yet it is but a tiny part of a much larger and more complex whole. Thia problem cannot be solved alone without relating it to ORGANIZE COLORED CLUB ' State colored agent A. C. Burnett, his wife, and Madison county colored agent H. Lane called to see county agent Spence Friday morning and arrangements were soon made to visit all the colored schools of south ern Madison county where they or ganized Junior Agricultural Clubs. The day was spent in visiting school at Berea, Middletown, Ferristown, and Bobtown. A large colored club was organized at each of these places and turned over to the colored agent, H. Lane. NEARLY 28,000 MILES OF GOOD day there are many who still hold to ROADS BUILT IN 1921 M doctrine. Athletics was made . , ... . ' . a' national event by the Greeks and .. ... i j j i u Romans, something to look forward the setback received during the war, , . . prospects are bright for the fu- .... , T . ... . . i . . ma ii and training of the body. Is it more ture. Approximately 14,000 miles of,. ... . . . ...1 v. v 'tA J...I important to acquire some knowledge ... v. .t.. c... iJo' La"" literature and science when ... ... . , ,. . i the greatest science that a human conjunction with Federal aid, accord-. . , . . , , . . , . . - .... . can study is to know how to keep ing to the Bureau of Public Roads, . . . ,T.j c r. . . i'iwll? Yet many of our schools and .. . .vi i colleges, proud of their cultural sub , 1- ' i ..-j a i. 'physical education been year. built than during any other! in their curricu lum. Then came the searching test of j the recent world conflagration when j so many of our young men were un fit for service. The knowledge of preventable diseases has levied its : fearful toll almost unchecked; the I land was full of humaa wrecks; phy ! sicians lent their powerful aid to the ! concealment of our foulest and most Costa of road grading and construc tion with local materials is down practically to the 1914 level. Some, reductions, also, have been made in freight rates on road materials. The importance of this item is shown by the fact that in some cases it has v. - : -. l .1 - 1 uik u "J"""" " iv 1 Preventable infectious diseases; par- rates have added 10 percent to the, . , f iAaA ,v.n,ii.t, l - t ignorance the most effective safe guard of virtue; and those who en- cost of a road. Prices of manufact ured road materials tend downward; the present level is materially lower than that of a year ago. With the new appropriation by Congress of $75,000 000, added im petus will be given to new road con struction. Many of the States are considering enlarged amounts of State aid, and the new law will have a tendency to encourage this policy. It will also secure the construction of a system of interstate and inter county highways, rather than hap hazard selection of roads aa in sc.ne cases in the past. WATCH t Silver Creek Comsaaalty O the Job A fine spirit and much interest was shown at the community meeting Thursday night, the 15th. The large crowd, after being entertained a few minutes by the school, enjoyed the LEADING FARM COUNTIES RANKED BY PRODUCTS' VALUE Citrus fnrts and walnuts have placed Los Angeles County, Calif first in rank of all counties of the country in the value of agricultural products, according to the Bureau of the Census, which has just made pub lic a list of the 60 counties leading all others in 1919 in the worth of their agricultural products. Hay and forage are also important crops which helped swell the total of Los Angeles County's farm products to $71,579,899 in value that year. deavored to lift the veil were looked upon as evil-minded. "Ignorance is not innocence nor wilful blindness a proof of pure-mindedness." To at tain and maintain bodily vigor and health ia not only wisdom and aound business, but a moral obligation that we owe to society. "Life is but a race-course from Calif., whose chief agricultural Indus try was the raising of poultry, eighth. Whitman County, Wash., ninth on the list, is the first grain raising county to rank among the leaders. Dane County, Wis, with dairy products leading, is tenth. The 50 leading agricultural coun ties were distributed among the sev eral States as follows: California, 13; New York, 7; Illinois, 5; Texas, 4; South Carolina, 4; North Carolina, 3 Washington, 2; Wisconsin, 2; and 1 each- for Arizona, Colorado, Con necticut, Maine, Minnesota, and Mis sissippi. - v the cradle to the grave," The humaa body la a machine that needa the beat of attention. The individual Is the chauffeur, and he ought to be thoroly trained In handling his ma chine. The life of an automobile may be 10,000 miles, yet the shock and strain over a race-course may kill it in the first mile. The shock and strain of modern life Is wreck ing many a human machine. If thia human machine ia to withstand the nervous tension of our modern life, which our ancestors never experienc ed, it ought to be very obvious that such training can be given in a course of physical education. We hear such terms aa the "auto mobile craze," the "movie craze," the "dancing mania," prize-fighting, foot ball, baseball, basketball "hysterica1 and what not, yet all of th'a enters into this discussion. It shows that the spirit of the "mass" Is clamoring for pleasure, excitement and adven ture. The nerve-racking shocks and strains is leaving a detrimental ef fect upon our modern life. A course in physical education gives the fundamentals of right liv ing, the proper use of our leisure thru constructive occupations and play, and thua teaches us to be the chauffeur of our human machine. We not only owe this to ourselves but the use made of our leisure in school flays is of the utmost value in mould' ing character, and exceeds in extent one's da;ly toil. Hence the sports and recreation of a people are of utmost importance. The right use of our leisure time is the most perplexing problem of the American school, the American church and the American home. We must realize that the moral charac ter of "manhood'' and "womanhood" is largely moulded during the play- hours of our school life. The prob lem of our local athletice will be dis cussed soon. John Miller HOME DEPARTMENT Conducted by the Home Economic Department of Berea College llllM.II IIP llll Ill B Hie SWIFT PRODUCE REVIEW The volume of cream delivered to creameries during the week has con tinued to shpw an increase over the Next to Los Angeles County comes same last year. It ia generally rec Fresno County, also in California, the value of whose grapes, peaches, hay, and forage and dairy products is placed at $55,110,101 for the year. Aroostook County, Me, a large pro ducer of potatoes, ranks third, ita products totaling $54,376,256. Fourth place is occupied by San Joaquin County, Calif, whose crops were worth $41,191240 in the year. Po tatoes, grapes, barley, and hay and forage, in the order named, consti tuted the principal agricultural prod ucts of that county. Lancaster County, Pa, whose lead ing crop was tobacco, was fifth with products valued at $40,776,212; Yaki- talk given by Mr. Chesnut and ma, Wash, with apples leading in County Agent Robert F. Spence. Mr. the list of farm products, was sixth; Spence'a talk was mainly on "The Tulare, Calif, with grapes as the Marketing of Farm Products." first product, seventh; and Sonoma, ognized that in most territories at present grain can be fed for milk production and give a larger return than if disposed of direct. Increased butter receipts have caused a slight decline in market values, with corresponding lower prices prevailing for butterfat, but even at present prices the compari son on butterfat prices is still favor able. There has been a continuous heavy movement of poultry during the week, but prices are generally unchanged. Continued epen weather has result ted in further increases in the sup ply of fresh eggs, and as there Is still a large quantity of eggs in stor age, it has resulted in aomewhat lower prices, both in buying and selling. GUERNSEY BULL Ultra Glenwood Boy No. $4900, will be found at my barn in Berea after November 16. This bull carriea aome of the beat blood of the breed. Fee $3.00 to Insure a heifer calf. M. L. Spiak, Berea, Ky. FOR BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA Write Greenfield Herd. T. J. aad L. R. Jones, Prop, N. Middletown, Kentucky. Open gflta, wt. lOOIba. $20 Gilte or males, 60 to 60 lb a. $15 Bred gilta, wt 160 to 176tba.....$M Choice, ready to use Boars, $25 to $39 Can give reference for reliability register any hog on the farm and will give value of the check sent for a hog. T. J. as4 L. B Jeeee JOHNWHITE&CO LouieviLit, lit rU Valve Raw Furs GIFTS THAT LEAD TO HAPPI ! NESS (Excerpts) By Bertha Streetrr (FVom the Forecast, Dec, 1921) The Christmas spirit is only a sharing ef our feelings of love and good-will, and without a warm heart and tender sympathy it ia only a hollow Imitation of the real thing and worth nothing. A woman just returned from the hospital, in tha long day of convales cence, often found herself wonder ing about the new friends aha had made among the patients there. One little fare in particular returned to her again and again. It waa of the most wistful little boy who had had so many operations and who aeemed to enjoy picture poat cards more than anything else. "Poor little souy she said to her self. "How I'd like to give him hun. dreds of them! If I only had the money, I would." But there waa no Christmaa money thia year. The expense of illness iiad made giving impossible and yt her heart waa so full of love to every body that she determined to find a way of expressing it, even if the family puree was empty. One day the big idea came ahc took down the receiver of her tele phone and began railing her friends. She told them about the pat:vnt cheerful little fellow she had found at the hospital and of how pleased he waa with even a little picture post card. All exclaimed: "I'm goine; to send him aome so he will get thorn the day before Christmas!" Some promised to tell others about him. That night the invalid realised that there waa no reason why the other children should not fare aa well as Edd;e. So next rooming she called a dear friend who had consid erable leisure; and told her that she waa to have a Christmas present that would make her very happy if ahe would follow aome simple directions. "I have no money to buy gifts this year,' you know," ahe aaid, 'so I'm going to give you a auggestion: go to the children's ward in the city hos pital and find out what every gid die there wanta Santa Claua to bring him. And if you can, see that some of those desires are grati fied, why, so much the better." "Say," came the enthasiaatic re ply, "that sounds as if it would prove to be of the most interesting Christ mas presents I ever received. Of course ID go! And 111 come and tell you about it tomorrow night" True to her word, she came. "It waa auch a lot of fun!" ahe exclaim ed. "And what do you think I've done? I've arranged to have a Christmas tree in the parlors for them. And every one of those young sters is to have something 'he wants very much. Of course I'm not going to do it all myself. A thing like that is just what my Sunday-school class and some of my friends need to help them enjoy their own Christ maa this year. It waa not long before thia con valescent recalled the days when she had grown weary looking at one pic ture, visible from her bed at the hos pital. "Probably everyone there has had the same experience," aha mused. Then she had another happy thought that mad her reach for the tele, phone. She called the head nurse and told her what she had In mind. "Would you car If I aent a few pictures to lend and change around the pictures' on the walls?" ahe asked eagerly. And when permis sion had been given, she exclaimed: "Good! Ill send my husband. It shall be his Christmas present" "What an odd gift" cam a voir from the other end of the line. The invalid happily explained why it waa that th'a year ahe was giving only suggestions that would lead to happiness. "It'a my own Idea," ah aaid, "but don't you think it is a good one? And did you see Miss Emory the other dsy. Well, it was my Christ mas present to her that auggestion that ahe put your kiddies In touch with Santa Claua. And d dn't ahe get a lot of enjoyment out of it? You see I can't work with my hands or my feet or my pocket book this years, ao I have to work my head." Aa a result of another Idea, her husband took not only the plcturea to the hospital, but a few slices of bread and a handful of bird seed. Before he went in he scattered food on every window ledge that he could reach at the hospital. Before the picture were hung every body was exrlaimng at the presence of the birda and ao enjoying their antra that he tld the nurse what he had done. II asked the nurse to have the rest of the bread and aeed scattered on the second story window ledge. This helpless woman's Christmas presents set ao many people think ing with the result that they learned that aome of the most acceptable gifta may be purchased without money. On girt state: "Grandma had seen some cute lit tle 'raps and had cut out some ma terial to make aome before she waa taken sick. When I told her that I wss going to finish them for her, she looked so grateful that I waa ashamed of myself for not offering to do it before. And grandpa ia such a pat'ent old dear! I didn't realise how neglected te's been sine grand ma's illness until I saw him trying to darn an old sock! I grabbed it out of hia fumbling old beads aad told him that for hia Christmas pres ent I was going to keep hi clothe in order for a year." Such were aome of the results of the convalescent's Christmaa spirit and she sa;d: "I've lived a long time and I've seen a good many Christmases, but I never spent such a thoroly satisfactory holiday aa I did that year. I hadn't run into debt to anybody and I hadnt inten tionally hurt anybody's feelings. Everything I gave was something that was really wanted and waa prompted by practical consideration for others. That It seems to me, ia what the dear Lord would have ua make of all Hia birthdays." "Guilty" In Manslaughter Case. Flkader. la.. Dec. 10. Anton Sctimltt of Huima Vista waa found guilty of manaliiuKhter In connection with tat death of Armolil ltiiif of Dnhoti. The Jury we out 13'4 hoar. Rnpp, died July 16 InNt oa the result of Injo-' lies received during an altercalieaH with S.bwiltt . DO YOU WANT A COURSE THIS WINTER? If so, Make Application Now Suitable Courses To Meet AU Needa I. College Classical, Scientific and Phil onophical courses leading to degree ol A.B. Associate in Arts, two years. nNnrmal Four-year course, preparing ilUIIllal (or iU certificate. Two years In sdditlon leads to Associate in Pedagogy. mArarlemV Preparatory course of ncaucmy four yeari eumgfor col lege. English course of two years or three years, (or those not planning to enter College. IV VnMTinnal Commercial, Agricul IT f UCtlUUIIal tural and Home Science courses; Carpentry, Printing, Biacksmithing, Weaving, each two years in length. Nursing, three years. V. Foundation r ehoSl branches, with other subjects of practical value. SPECIAL DEPARTMENTS (a) Ralifioes Edcaioa Courses la Religious, Moral and hoc in I leadership. (b) Music - Cabinet Organ, Piano, Singing, 'theory, Hand, Uicbestra, and special court for teachers. (c) Estaasioa Lectures, Farm Chautauqua!, Institutes and Traveling Libraries. ! ' n iy . l i 0 & r&3f3 t A, Do not com unlets your application ha ben accepted. Winter Term opens January 4th, 1922 For Catalog and Full Information, address MARSHALL E. VAUGHN, Secretary BEREA, KENTUCKY Expenses Cheaper then Staying at Home Berea'a frienda have made it possible to provide an education at a low coat. All atudents do some manual labor which is credited on their school bills, while many earn much of their way. These low expenses are not secured by unworthy de privations, but students live comfortably at these ratea. Half day school for those who bring least aaooey. All applicants aaust irake room reserva tions ia advuee by daposit .f four dollars. VklX, TKSU Hsu wonaa Incidrntal V9 for Term f s.ue $ t ou Koum laud Huaid lor j weeks) 17 0s 15 j. A mourn due Aral of term . .' . . ousrd. S weks. due middle of tera 16 yi ToUtl for Term .... AS WINTKB TKMM Incidental Pre for term oa kuum (and guard for a weeki) , , . 14.ee Amount due ami of term Hoard weeks, due middlt of term iie Total for Term . ... . 41.40 KCKIN1J TKBM Iarldental Pre for term a Room (aad Uuaid for 4 weeks) ... l la Amount due Iret of term , . , , . je, ie Board weeks, due middle of term . 1 j. j ' se.se tea 3 4 ' 44.4 See siaa 1 a jo Total for Term . 0n-C4s aaert east .a sweat ntssi 4S.S 4.l foaj V.