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Fage Eiffht
Mar 4, 1922
Four Eastern Kentucky High School
Ilattle for Victory in Here
College Chapel Mon
'. day Evening
Loving Cup Gnea to Rich
mond Team
The Fa.tern Kentucky High School
IVbating Iengue closed its first sea
aon Monday nitrht. May lt. with a
grand tournament at Berea. Interest
ran hi-h in the four winning teams
that came from their dietrirts to
compete for the championship of
Fastern Kentucky. The debaters
were full of "pep" and enthusiasm,
and came tirenared to sne.ik nn either
-i.i. r ..- -..-..i... ru
in. ll(-lt(llll I I 'J 1 1
the Stanton Academy came down by
fcutomnhile. and thouirh they did not
carry back first place they are happy
in the fact that they won the silver
cup in
the Hazard district and that
they made a stronjr fight in the pre
liminary at Berea for first place.
Their speakers were Malcolm
Strange, William Mansfield and Hel
en MiElhinney
Miss A!ir At rbiU
n former teachrr in Berea, was the
conductor of the Stanton party. Tro.
fvssor Shipp, frcm Tineville, was on
hand with three stalwart young de
baters from the beautiful little city
of the upper Cumberland. The spea
kers for the Pineville High School
were Hugh Card, Clifford Strunk and
R. H. Shipp, Jr. From the metrnpo
lis of south central Kentucky, Som
erset, came Mrs. R. H. Hill, Prin
cipal of the High School, with Geo.
Bruce Miller, Creston Gragg. and
Miss Jean Talbot, as debaters. From
our sister city and county seat, Rich
mond, came the heroes of the diy, I
Miss Pauline Ward, Lafon Wilson
and Harold Gabby.
All of the teams represented in the
tournament showed unusual ability
" '
in meeting the argument of their on.
It was a tilt bnek nrt
the lucky teams in the preliminaries,
and they battled to a finish in the
main auditorium meeting at night.
Somerset, tho defeated, deserves spe
cial mention for debating in the
finals at night on the negative side,
while they won in the preliminary in
the afternoon on the affirmative side.
This is real debating. It must also
be said that Richmond won against
Somerset in the final on the affirma
tive side, while they defeated Somer
set earlier in the season on the neg
ative side of the question.
Oa the same evening of the debat
ing tournament was held an oratorical
contest to determine the champion
orator for Eastern Kentucky. Mr.
Easton Elliott, of Pikevtlle High
School, Miss Edith Eastin, of Stan
ton Academy, Mr. Herbert Rollins, cf
Pineville High School, Mr. George
Bruce Miller, of Somerset High
School, and Mr. Will S. Gilbert, of
the Model High School, Richmond
were the speakers. Mr. Gilbert won
in the final contest. A silver lovln
cup was awarded by The Citizen to
the winners of the debate, and a gold
medal was given by the Shriners'
Club of Berea to the winning orator.
The winners of the debate and ora
tion will represent Eastern Kentucky
In the state contest at Lexington,
Thursday and Friday of this week
The entire debating movement among
high schools in Kentucky is beinu
fostered by t'e University Extension
of the State University and the Ex
tension Department of Berea College
April 28 the Normal senior class
went on an all-day trip to Boones
boro. Dean and Mrs. McAllister and
Professor and Mrs. Groves were the
After arriving in Boonesboro at
10:50 o'clock, the dinner was cooked
and served on the bank of the Ken
tucky river.
There were many interesting
things to be explored before leaving,
so the class lost no time as it went
to each nook and corner to learn
about the early pioneer, Daniel
To those who had not been there
before, the dam and locks were of
great interest.
We are glad to announce thst A.
J. Russell of the Normal School won
first place in the Oratorical Contest
which was held at Union College,
April 28.
Miss Thel ma Waldron won third
place in the Declamation Contest.
Congratulations to Miss Waldron
and Mr. Russell.
Prof, and Mrs. Leo. Gillian went
to Barbourviiu with Misi Waldron
and Mr. Russell.
Foundation Juniors won over Acai
my Juniors by a spore of 12 to 6.
r.n i- .i: : ' (lent. :Many a
in earnest attacks upon fundamtal complained and many a time I "'ort tu','w' ' "''It' "1 VT : U, , ,
points Two of the teams drew for have laken the Kold "uggets of Be- 's 8re most T"en,i apt' utjh pat- And those who have traveled w.de
sides, and the winners of the two pre- "out a thought of gratitude tern, of lofty virtue as George ,y ver the mountains know that .11
liminarie. chose for .ioV. for h. Ll to one who is working ceaselessly to Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Mir f mhools are found from the
cne for sides for the final , whi,p ,h .rest fnm their ,aoor, d ,
debate. Somerset and Richmond were K l""rae lo mem. (,.... . ...,. ,l, . . 1 .... , ,
There will be a declamation content
in the College rhapel on Saturday
night. May 6. at 7:!H) oVUk. The
con tost will no held between the (our
buys' literary vorietica of the Acad
emy. The upeechea will afford a de
lightful variety of sentiment, the fir't
l-.s h plunging into the myrteries of
i in- uiMt"ir-a mill iiuniniiiiy. iiiiiint-ii
l.y H-ehr of patriotism and thiv
airy, and the last upeeih closing thj
proirram with a plea for a deeper re
liiriou aspiration. The citizen of
the town are cordially invited to
share this treat. No admission will
!e charted.
j 0lir KO'1 friend. Ft.'win- Markhum,
" introduction of his Ian speech
to us during nis hort stay in Berea.
used the following words:
"Your president said to me In
partii g 'Speak to my people about
poetry.' "
Very casual words, you may think,
' to merit this article. But let
i think about them f.r a moment.
Notice our president said. "Speak
to my people." He did not say, "to
the students," but "my people."
Is this not a reminder to us that
there is a man who ha, the control-
ing threads of this college in his
hands and that this man. who has
lieen with us so short a time, loves
and cares for us a, "his people"?
Some lines of poetry iro. "There is
n 1 1 in thp nnjiirs nr nin. whirn.
. . ...
laKcn hi ine ikkhi, icaus on ui ior-
tune." Permit me to take this op-
nrf..nitv t nr... th "ti.l" nf
ai !.- a .-.t i i- -
my emotions. For my part I am appreciation upon the lives and char- onir vpars of ,y!,tetiiatijed ami con
made to feel my littleness my eiro. acters of those who, in church or ventionalized teachers' courses. When
'.' I 1 ..l.t: l.nru..lnra . ...
tism, my pin-headedness. Many a
I time I have cone about the campus
ml,n ms'e'1 Defause imaginary
.!- . u:i- : lJ
,m,,urlUM" '
'nenus oi me enoris oi our presi-
time I have criticised
"flood" of my "tide" of emotions may
It is mv sincere wish that the ."" ...r..., sons oi leacners ure iounn imm me
wash upon the fields of thought of, aml en"""" oi our people. dangerously near ignorant,
my comrades and that they may' . . . Thpre are smething like 20,000
take it with theend that it may"lead"( "Among the other prominent ac- elementary schools in the region,
them to a worthier appreciation of tors in the reat dran' staged in enough to train every child if only
our mutual friend, William James tni" 'Mtern world, the one whose all the 20.000 were manned by ra
Hutchins I hundredth birthday we now observe pable teachers. Such teachers are
Hominy Grits stands forth conspicuous. Born and not available for all schools because
I reared in Ohio; educated in the Na- there are not enough training schools
By Alson Raker
O, I was born among the hills
And dragged up by the hair
I wasn't raised, but roved around
And grew up everywhere.
And always as I romped and roved
My heart rejoiced to hear
When ancient fiddlers tuned their
And playei the ' Fork-ed Deer."
I've traveled up and down the land
From Floridi to Maine
I've seen the Georgia Darkies dance
Among the sugar cane;
I've seen the rich folks bored and sad
When dame r.nd cavalier
Shook fancy rags to fancy tunes
But not to "Fork-ed Deer."
I've worn the khaki 'round the world, The coming of the great rehe!. is only half prepared.
And heard the famous bands i ''on roused and inspired him. He1 2. Weaving and needlework. Un-
Of fifty nations play their tunes had found his job. Beginning as i less every young woman who gradu
....... ' i i . . .,. . ..... .
in nrty foreign lands;
I've danced among the dancing folks
In every henu'sphere, j
But never yet have heard a tune
To touch "The Fork-ed Deer." I
I've heard the famous Violins
h play for kings and queens'.. , ;,t,t.. rr-v-L-r. .
. . . . . , . . , nim, or simply GENERAL. Now he
I ve lived thru hours of classic noise, .
l u i wa m rommund of all the armies of
But don t know what it means! ,l tt. :. , c. . .
I've seen a irreat musician smile Stales, operating in re-
He setn a great musician smile eion, faf apart ut henWfforth
rtriu w ine nwsy m
Tu think that he had never learned
To play "The Fork-ed Deer."
I don't know where the fiddlers go,
Nor why they ever die! I
But if there is a place where they i
Are gathered by and by, i
I hope to go where they have gone 1
And when I wake to hear
An angel band a billion strong
Strike up "The Fork-ed Deer.
Principal Bowman, of the Graded
School, took hia seventh and eighth
grade pupils to Boonesboro Tuesday
for . picnic which wa. very much
enjoyed, alike by old and young, '
since some or the narenta went lon.
Mill.. ui. ."
Z Vw a . J V
, . . w n . . . un V..V W W Uli g (
membered by the pupils. Dinner
was served on the ground and the af
ternoon waa spent boat riding and
Monday, May 1, No'twal won over
Foundation 11 to 1.
Academy-Vocational game, scon
13 to 6 in favor of Vocational.
Professor lodce Deliver Principal
The following Is a part of the ad-
dress delivered by Dr. IYant Dodtfe
in College chapel last Thursday at
the celebration of the hundredth an-
nivcrsarv of General Grant. We are
horry that the lack of space does not
permit publication of the address in
its entirety:
"General I". S. Grant is one nun-
dred years old today. For sixty-
three year of this time he was an
inhabitant of this Brand earth, for
the past thirty-seven years he has
been a citizen of A lovelier land.
On this centennial occasion, under the
auspices of the Grand Army of the
Republic his career is being celebra
ted and his striking personal quali
ties emphasized all over our coun-
When n n.ition's popular id l i
an ambitious warrior, we
cued to find among
g the masses a
pri.le in military glory which easily
leads into a passion for conquest.
ut " oojecis ........ - ......
are eminent for the possession of the
nobler qualities of public spirit, pure
patriotism, unselfish regard for
others. vot", to ,h'
loving tamer oi us an, me ui.i'.
of individual sentiment so..n
heroines maniie-l. rtiiu so ii
is a
Mwmir to have old and young, the
humble and the exalted, dwell with
"" "' i,u""1
.. '
...mAr .... neroes nave not otrs'r:
bbxidv ronuuerors. craspine nluto-
... ... : . l..-. i
or low sensualists. Fortunate
are we that the two men whose live
constant force nfciking fur the uplift
tional Military Academy at West j for teachers. Ard the number is fur
Point; toughened to actual warfara ther diminished because some of nor
in Mexico; struggling with povertymal schools there are nearly 20 in
in Missouri; rapidly rising to the
rank of the greatest military com-!
mander in the world, while a citi-1
zen of Illinois; for eight years, at
Washington, President of a now
united country;
in his retirement
journeying through the principal
countries of Europe, Asia and Af-
rica. as the honored guest of schol-Uhem
ar. princes and emperors; ending
his days in the Empire State; his
bones resting in that splendid mau-
Roieum in ,ew lorK, the metropo. '
lis of the world he may truly be )
said to belong to the whole country, j
Here was a career eclipsing the
wuoesi nignis ot lancy, as recorded
in fiction.
. uwnei oi an Illinois regiment, the
logic of continued success, advanced
h'm. in a bewildering way, thru the
successive grades of Brigadier Gen-
cral. Major Gortral, Lieutenant Gen-
eral, and finally to the previously !
unknown rank, created especially f.r
nui .11-11. r I linn HC-,
cording to the j.lnn of this one
preme military genius.
While otlier
commanders, or. Icth sides.
times failed. Grant never!
''t was the logical sequence of
events that, at the first opportunity
arter the war, a grateful people
should make this greatest Captain of
his generation their Chief Magi,
trate. It would be folly to claim
that this was the place for which he
was nest fitted. His greatest work
' was already done. The wonder in that
a man who had been so indifferent
to politics, who had voted in only
(illA n rouiifonr in I aIooIiom
haJ Tc n dat f ;
fWtive offi
. . ... ...
w'Tor naa T0'n dr,vl M-an of
hor ,n hauling wood from his
farm to his city customers, could for
a moment feel at home in the pres.
idential chair. His administration
was not brilliant; but it was honest,
patriotic, firm, and largely satisfac
tory. He was chosen for a second
term by a larger vote than had been
given to any previous candidate.
And, stranger still, after being out
of office for a term, during which
time h toured the world, he waa so
! emphatically the ltading national I.e.
ro that, in the convention of the
j dominant party, it was not unlit the
thirty-sixth ballot that the popular
! movement t extend his president ial
sen-ice to twelve years met defeat,
"As to General Grant's personal
character, words of fitting euloiry
lnir jnce drowned all discordant
pound-. From his humble boyhood,
all the way to fame's pinnacle, he
was modest, unselfish, and seeming
ly indifferent to personal honor
His domestic life was ideal.
"In mature years he became an
earnest niemlier of the Church of
f'hri-t. After his retirement he in
vested bis means in the banking
firm .of Grant & Ward. It was ut
terly wrecked by his partner who
mannired it. Grant addressed him
self to hard literary work in the at
tempt to pay off the firm's obliga
tirn. His memoirs were completed,
in irreat physical airotiy. when unable
to speak. This vn only f.mr days
before bis death, which occurred on
.Tulv 'J.".. Hs.V His heroic life will
, ' :,,.:. . -,,1,1,. ,.ndeavor so
long as our country shall eitliire.'
(,K OM
Some of the best rural schools in
America are found in the mountains,
in fact, the Farramit School, 1.1 miles
below Knoxville, has been pronoun
ced the very best consolidated school
in the United States. Its course of
study is made to meet the needs of
the people who patronize it. and its
teachers have not been spoiled with
they look at their jot. tney don t see
a '"t-"',-,ri',1 system to perpetuate.
A n i.. r .....i ...... ra-n.
-.o i. s.-r .....
j u i K.. trin..t
."" " . . . ..
to make a good living, htiilil up a
better neighborhood, and be happy
highly efficient down to those who arc
the mountain ar woefully slow in
giving teachers the kind of training
that will enable them to teach the
kind of school the neighborhood
Hundreds and hundreds of schools
do not attract children because they
have nothing to give. And a lot of
don't have anything worth
I while because they didn't get the
right sort of training in the training
There are a lew things that every
student in a normal school in the
mnunta'yis ought to get.
1. He ought to have a course in
woodwork. Any teacher who goes
out to teach a country school with-
out the ability to use common tools
ates knows how to weave and sew
she is badly handicapped for the
best work.
3. Fruit culture and elementary
agriculture. This should include the
methods of preserving fruits and
vegetables for winter use.
i.-. i
4. Care of children. When nursin
i ...
courses are put into a! norma
i . . ...
schools and all students are require
Ln ,akp then) th , f ,.ni,,hiwi(i
" mnr ..iv-in inr Ills III I II li.lll' m..
will begin to gTnw fewer and less
f. Recreation for the open country.
No student should ever le premitted
to graduate from a normal school
who has not had thorough training
and practice in playground work.
B. History of the Anglo-Saxon
peoples. The people of the moun
tains have a great heritage, and they
should know what their forefathers
and kinsmen have done for the world.
7. Courses in practical problems
of citizenship.
It matters not whether these
things are or are not required by
state law; the normal school that
gives its students such training will
render the largest service to the peo.
About 61) percent of parents m the
open country in the mountains have
had no training lieyond the nth grade.
Teachers and educators are responsi
ble for this. Only about 6 percent
of parents have had any training be
yond the 8th grade. This condition
will not change materially until a
lot of reconstructing Is done lit the
teacher-training business of the
John F. Smith
Add Life to Your Shoes
You can add life to your ahoca
and keep dollars in your purse by
the right kind of repairing. The
aole is where ihue wear out. Let
us put on
They outwear any other sole anj
liey are ix-nnunently waterproof.
Korry Krome soles are genuine
leather, tanned by u secret process.
Don't throw old shoes away
bring tliem to us unj we will give
them new life.
Good retiring, promptly done.
Berea College Shoe Repair
W. R. RAM BO. Manager
L. Berea
7:45 a. m.
11:15 a m.
I.T. Richmond
8:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
8 00 p.m.
3:30 p. m.
Each Monday a car leaves
nection, at Richmond, for Irvine.
Work For Next Vacation
Earn what you art worth. Learn Sales
manship on commission hasis with pro
tection of $525.00 guarantee for 75 day.
B. L. Kiser,
Never before such a galaxy of Acrobat,
Riders, Equilibrists. Contortionist
Gymnasts and Aerialists
FREE EXHIBITIONS on Show Grounds at
liOO and 7(00 P. M.
Performances 29 and IKN P. M.
Doors Open One Hour EarUw
Excursion Rates on all R. R. forth Bl( Holiday
l.r:ive llerra 8 15 am.
Leave Richmond 7. p m
Berea at 6 15 a. m., making con
Howard Hall

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