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July 20, 1022
THE CITIZEN Pag Fir THE CITIZEN A non-paritarn family newspaper published twry Tnaraday ky BCFEA PUBLISH) NO CO. (Incorporated) MAMRAiX B. TAtXMIW. BHa JAMES M. KHNHARDT. iita Ullar i mtsMn at MM, By., aa iinrt rlMa mall Mtttr. fl.M; BMiadia, M anu: tarsi fjMntrit, M casts, t srsMt la aw riH AaWrlMn E r Ttw Aawrtcaa Pma Aawlaltaa. Opinions on the Railroad Strike The editor has had occasion to visit th industrial center of eastern Kentucky within tne last three weeks. A casual observer ran gather much tide-line Information by remaining silent and lis tening to heated discussions that take place among Interested citi ens. The news haa Just reached certain point that the Maintenance of Way-men have acceded to the demanda of the labor board, and submitted to a cut in wajrea of forty centa day. The men are full of excitement, and one very tired looking, atoop-ahouldered father, who haa spent fifteen yeara tamping tiei on the railroad, remarks, "Well, it'a nothin leas than complete surrender. That cuta my wages from $2.53 day to $2.13. I could Junt barely make a livin' aa it was, and now none of my' family dassent get ick. I have eight children to support; meat and bread, rent, and few cheap clothes will have to be. their lot. Ain't many pleas ures to be had on $2.13 a day for a family of ten." A more bold and aggressive section-hand spoke up: "They have Just sold out. What we need la an organisation that's got men with backbones and guta. The poorest paid men on the whole railroad works Uke their cut first because they are not able to demand their right. It would not be ao bad to cut our wagea if they would cut the price of commodities, and lower the freight rates In the same ratio. Thia railroad gets $M) for every carload of coal they haul out of thia county." Two days later we were sitting in front of a little hotel, where group of newly-rich oil operators were boarding. They were discussing the strike with deliberate freedom. One man spoke up, "Well, they had better learn to do an honest day'a work be fore they call a strike. We have got to get back to normal living. The whole laboring world haa been living too high, and bard times will remain so long as extravagance remains. I am not against the union, but the union ia going beyond Ita bounds. Labor haa a perfect right to organiie, but it haa no right to tell me whom I shall hire to work for me. I have got drillers who will do more work in one day than the average railroad aection man will do in six; $2.13 a day is enough for the average section hand because that is the lowest grade labor; any kind of nigger or 'Hunk' can do that work. It is not the laboring men that arc causing all thia trouble it is their Bolshevik leaders. Work is what we need men who are willing to work for what they get, and not want pay without giving something in return." The men yawned, threw the stubs of their cigars away, and slowly manhed upstairs to bed. We asked the proprietor of that hotel, who sat thru the discussion, to tell u about the man's business. He said the man who did most of the talking had bought an oil lease for $.1,000. and after striking two wells had been offered $100,000 for it. Until he entered this field he. was a poor man working' for a salary. We asked the proprietor if the oil operator considered that he had earned the $'J7,000, that would have come to him without working had he accepted that offer. The solution of the strike question is nut to e found in the opinions of the capitalist nor of the labtirers. There is a great public that is concerned In all matters of public utility, and it is the buffer position the general public holda between capital and labor that makes it possible for the furore in the industrial world to continue. Unbridled organized labor is a menace to our pros perity. Tyrannical capital is a menace to democracy. Organised government that carefully weighs and considers both the in terests of labor and capital, and has power to do its will, is the only safeguard for our people. "No More War" The Women's Peace Union, with representation in practical ly all of the leading countries, ia heading a movement for a world-wide "No More War" demonstration on July 29 and 30. While the Women's Peace Union ia more active than any other organization, the idea has wide recognition and support, and there is no question now but that many groups and Institutions will unit on those days to denounce War. This is not the first demonstration of its kind. Last yea several hundred cities in Europe and America put on peace parades, in which thousands of people participated, displaying tlaii s and pennants condemning the evils of war. We are not ready yet to go the full length and breadth an nounced by the "Women's Peace Union," but we believe that it is high time that the masses who have borne the burdens of war were presenting some united front for peace. This question will be discussed further in next week's issue of The Citisen. Law and Fairness Two weeks ago The Citixen published a brief editorial com mending the town officials and particularly the police court for the way it handled certain cases of law-breaking, which came be fore it on Saturday, July 1. The editorial provoked considerable comment on the part of a number of people who appeared to feel not entirely sure that the actions of the court had been fully complied with. To aatisfy ourselves and the people, we asked the police judge for an explanation anent the disposition of fines that were assessed in the court on July 1, and whether or not the peace bond imposed by the same court had been made. The police judge informed us that up to that time (Wednesday, July 5) no fines had been collected and only one replevy bond had been effected. The judge held the peace bond, which, according to his opinion, had been properly made out, but according to the opinion of two lawyers, one of them with more than 35 years experience in the court, the peace bond was improperly executed because it waa not aigned by the offender. A few days later the judge issued a capias for one of the of fenders, who was placed in jail until an appeal waa made and a supersedeas was served, which released him to await trial in the circuit court. These are the facts in the ease borne out by our interview Nvith the police judge. We believe that the court acted in accordance with what he thought to be hia duty. Thia belief ia justified by the fact that the judge, when he discovered bis error, took immediate steps to see that the decrees of the juries were complied with. We do not wish to condone laxity on the part of officials, but we feel it our duty to treat with fairness any official who makes an honest mistake. We have heard no complaint against the way the town mar shal has handled his job. So far as we know he has always been at the post of duty, and the order in this town during the last six months is evidence of that fact. THE SPIRIT OF MUSIC He sings for the wind-fleet messen gers That course with the rising sun, And he sings for the silver light beams That glow when the day ia done; And along the crest of the golden west In manifold endeavor ifou msy hear hia voice while the stars rejoice As the worlds sweep on forever. He sings by day on the mountain peaks Where the wind-swept boulders lie, And he sings by night on the bound less deep While the silent ships go by. O'er land and sea there's a melody That flows In golden numbers, And its tones are hurled to a listen ing world, For the spirit never slumbers. He sings by the evening fireside Where happy children play, And he sings o'er fields and meadows Where the toilers work by day; And deep in the soul while seasors roll O'er human hearts repining, He sheds a beam of resplendent gleam Which keeps the life-lights shin ing. He sings in the death-bed shadows Where hearts are full of woe, And he sings for feeble grandsires Who dream of the long ago; And every birth on this grand old earth Where a young life is unfolding Is the signal sweet for his flying feet And the harp which Love comes holding. He sings for the ear of nations, For the faithful and the brave, And he sings for haeven-born free dom Which patriots die to save; And when at last as the years go past And the world finds liberty, Hell sing his song while the nations throng In one grand harmony. Btrea, Ky. John F. Smith MRS. NANNIE JOHNSON The funeral services of Mrs. Nan nie Johnson were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Jackson, after which the remains were taken to Richmond for burial. Mrs. Johnson lived most of the past year with Mrs. Jackson and made many friends and acquaintances here who sympathize with the fami ly in their loss. Last spring Mrs, Johnson went to the home of her son at Leroy, 111., and remained there until her death iust Sunday. MADISON COUNTY COURT ORDER Whereas the State Board of Health has called attention to the fact that there is a widespread epidemic of "Rabies" in dogs in thia State, and from rountiea in almost every sec tion, men, women and children have been bitten and now over two. hun dred people are being treated for "rabies" in this State, and much live stock has been similarly infected and destroyed; Therefore, for the purpose of checking the spread of this dreadful disease and reducing the danger therefrom, Be it ordained that all dogs in Madison county be muzzled or chain ed for the next aixty daya, and that all executive officers of this county destroy all stray dogs, as painlessly as possible, found running at large unmuzzled. It is further ordered that a copv of this order be given each of the county papers. I earnestly solicit the cooperation of the press and the citizens of this county in curbing this epidemic. Given under my hand this July 15, 1922. J. D. GOODLOE, County Judge GLADES CHURCH The home-coming at the Glades church last Sunday was attended by a large crowd and dinner was spread on the ground. The revival, which started on Saturday night, ia still in progress, and Rev. Mr. Tinsley is an able speaker, and those who have not heard him should do so. FATING FOR THE FUN Everybody wants the Fourth of July picnic repeated next year. It will be twice as big and twice as good next year if we all get behind it like we did this year. The expenses were as follows: Band f.3.00 Printing 15.45 Mimeographing 3.00 Posting bill 65 ToUl $55.10 It was expected that the refresh ment booth would pay all expenses, but on account of the unfavorable day nothing was realized on it. Word has been sent around to the neigh bor that the committee would ap preciate assistance in paying off the bills and the responses, as was to be expected, are coming in at a livel rate. One contributor wrote, "I am willing to pay twice aa much to make it twice as big next year." Contro- buttons will be published as received. Those already in are as follows: George Dick $3.00 Charles Morgan James Burgess Thos. J. Osborne .... A. F. Scruggs Cloyd N. McAllister . Alson Baker Boone Tavern Garage Edward L. Roberts ,. 1.00 ,. 1.00 ,. 1.00 .. 2.00 .. 1.00 .. 2.00 .. 2.00 , . 1.00 N. C. Hirschy 1 00 C. D. Smith 2.00 J. W. Stephens 2.M B. F. Robinson 2.00 Total to Jate . $21.00 If it should happen that more than enough is received to pay off the bilN the balance will be placed , in the Commnity Council treasury to begin on for the next picnic. THE UNION CHURCH The regular Thursday night prayer meeting will he held as usual. T. J. Osborne will be the leader. Dr. A. G. Weidler will preach on Sunday, both morning and night. The morning topic will be "The Sin of War," and the night topic, "The Fellowship Movement in the Churches." It is expected that Dr. A. E. Thomson will occupy the pulpit on July 30th, one week from Sunday. A cordial invitation is extended to attend these services. THREE RICHMOND BOYS GET IN TROUBLE .Thurman Teater, Lorain Adams, and Tom Roberts left Richmond Wednesday afternoon, they say, in search of liquor, took in Red Lick and Big Hill and came to Berea Thursday morning drunk, and were arrested by Chief of Police Powell and placed in jail and later tr.. before D. H. Smith, justice of peace, and fined $10.00 and costs, which they paid. BASEBALL Johnson Tark, July 15. The Blue Lick Hustlers received their worst beating of the season at the handr of the Paint Lick team. All the local boys seemed to be off in batting, ex cepting Kinnard, who got two clean hits out of four trips to the plate. Williams, who was selected by man ager Harris to start the fray, was knocked from the rubber in the third. Bowman went in the fourth, holding Paint Lick to a small margin of hits and runs for the rest of the game Beasley for the visitors seemed to have our boys going pretty well as the following score will tell. Score by innings: 123456789 Paint Lick ...1121001006 Hustlers 0000100001 Struck out by Beasley 7, by Bow man 7. Hits off Beasley 5, off Wil liams 5, Bowman 5. Umpires, Ritter and Lewis. Time 1.58. Attendance 200. WORLD NEWS (Continue! from Page One) Wirth, does not seem disposed to shoulder the responsibility of admit- ing Socialist members of the radical kind and wishes President Ebert to handle the matter. Other countries are being sourftied to see what they would do in rase the Reichstag should be dissolved, as may be necessary. Johnson Fark, July 16. The locals defeated Livingston in by far the best game played at Johnson Park this season. The game was hotly con tested all the way thru. Drew, who did the slab work for Livingston, was touched for hit at oppor tune times. But at that he 's the best pitcher who has been on the local field thia season. Calico, the new pitcher signed by the Huslters, while not a strikeout king, seemed to hard to get anywhere. Combs' fine fielding did much toward win ning the game. A fluke home run on a lost ball in the ninth came very near losing the game. The score stood 6 to 5 in favor of the visitors in the last half of the ninth. Hus tlers msnaged to get a run in to sec ond with two down. Welch came thru with a clean hit scoring the win ning run. I Score by innings: - 1234661,89 Livingston .... 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 2 6 Hustlers 10 0 110 112 7 Struck out by Drew 9, Calico S; hits of? Drew 9, off Calico 10.1 Um pires, Duerson and Jackson. Time, 2.05. Attendarce 300. Twenty Nine New Customers REDS M. B. Flanery, Captain 5885 points 14 Customers ' BLUES C. B. Arnett, Captain 5857 points 15 Customers Standing of the contestants at the close of two week. One new customer with $50.00 counts 100 points, one point for each additional dollar in openinf deposit. Line up and help your friends. Both interest accounts and checking accounts solicited We pay 4' on time depoaite and aaving accounts Berea Bank & Trust Co. Capital, Sarplas sad Profit, $100,000.00 J. W. Stephens, President Jean F. Dean. Cashlet a MAIN STREET BEREA, KY. Three Houses for Sale I have three modern five-room bungalows in Berea, with old fashioned fireplace, two large clos ets, front and back porches and pantry, which I am anxious to sell. Call on address D. S. HENRY Paris Kentucky Or W: F. BROWN, Berea, Kentucky on the ground, who will show yoa. FOR SALE We have for sale I two-story building, store room on first floor with five good living rooms above, equipped with light, water, and toilet. This is one of the best locations in Berea for business. If you are looking for a business place with living-rooms in connection we have now in our hands for sale the best business corner in Berea. Call on or write DEAN & HERNDON Berea Kentucky Do Not Wait Lumber is advancing, and our advice is, if you plan to build this year, now is the time to begin. There are several nice building lots in good locations, in and out of the city limits. We are st your service and will be pleased to help you plan. See our stock and get our prices Stephens & Muncy Railroad Street Berea, Ky. , MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN JESSAMINE Nicholasville, Ky., July 17. Ben jamin Franklin Arnold, aged 68 years, was found dead in a pond on the farm of his brother, Logan B. Arnold. When the body was exam ined it was found bis throat waa cut, and rocks were found in the trousers pockets.