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August 17, 1922
THE CITIZEN Ttg Ylr THE CITIZEN A non-parllaan (amity n wparr published every Thursday by BPftEA PUBLI8H1NO CO. (Ineot potaid) MAMHAIJ. r. VAt'OHN. Ultor JAMf M HMNHARDT, Manaaina Mi l of tnMml at tha aoplfTVra at Urn. Kt .. as anaxl ftawa mail matter. MtltsmirTION RATES One rw, 1.M. xi mralU St rwitt; tkrar mnllii, rrtif. I'ayallr tn advanre. Forataa Adrtiin Reamrntatrta. Sanitation in Berea We listen, with shudder, to the report of scourge that take away rhililren and often grown-up by the hundreds; hut scourge that take many fn one sweep la no greater menace to you and your than a simple germ disease that In common to ui all that take your baby in a supposedly clean town. That I just exactly what ia happening in Berea. We have a reputatior for being the healthiest people in the country, anil yet we find .ur children being taken by some simple preventable disease tha ii deadly when it once attack. The Health Officer af Rerea went on a lour of inspection the other day and found twnty-twn open and unsanitary closet tn use on two short street. He said that not less than one hun dred open and unsafe cloaeta are in use today in Berea and that something must be dne at once. The law in very strict upon that matter and the official! in town have started a crusade against all dangerous and unsanitary closets. We must support them in this clean-up campaign. The honorable thing to do is not t get angry and undertake to "buck" the law and its enforce merit, but to face the situation squarely and begin at once to rerndy the evil. Information concerning sanitary closets may be secured by seeing Dr. B. F. Robinson, health officer, or by writing to Ir. A. T. McCormitk, State Hoard of Health, Louisville, Ky. The Madison-Jackson Road The road from Richmond and Berea to McKee is a subject that has been much discussed by the people of Jackson county and southern Madison. Its fate has ever been in the balance, but today it seems to le an assured fact It would appear to casual observers that Madison county was not purticularly Interested in a road leading into Jackson county, but such is not the case. The only point at variance is whether the first available money for road purposes should le spent on reconstructing roads already built, or in building a new road leading out of the county. It is hard for eople who have always lived on a good or a fairly god road to fully sympathize with the person who has never lived on a passable rad. We admit that the Ijincaster I'ike, and other pikes in the county, need reconstruction, but we also realize that an emergency is upon us in regard to the Madison Jackson road, yuite a number of people who took a vigorous stand against the Madison-Jackson road did not seem to have an adequate comprehension of the magnitude of the proposition they were opposing. It seemed to some of us they failed to grap the thought that uH'ii Madison's acceptance of the obli gation for f.'Ml.UWI to build our part of the road to the Jackson county line hangs f I.Vi.Oimi, a free contribution by the state Furthermore, when this rnd is finished a.id accepted by the state the responsibility for its upkeep will be lifted from our shoulders. The fiscal court oted to accept the state's proposition of build ing one-half the road, which will join Richmond and Herea with McKoe by an automobile highway. The spirit for good roads it running high, and we must keep it up. Ict every citizen in Madi son anil Jackson counties tell his neighbors about the importance of this road from Richmond and Herea to McKee, and later on to the south. Acknowledge the Facts Most people are boastful of a bias in their natures that refuses to permit them to face up to facts. The religious bias prevent them from seeing the fundamental truths underlying the faith of other. The social bias will not grant distinction to those of other classes. The political bias classifies all of the opposite be lief a crooks or grafters or mentally incapable or wrong by divine appointment. There are people who have not seen a thing that is commend able in President Harding, who think he is a weakling and incapa ble of handling any situation. They are wrong, but will not ad mit it. Lord Northcliffe ha been the must praised and the nios abused man in Fngland. He i dead and ha left no successor in the world. When Henry Watterson and Viscount Northcliffe passed away, two hemisphere loat their greatest journalists, and both of them were abused and misrepresented while they lived. Theodore Roosevelt extracted from such sane and conservative men a Chief Justice Taft and President Harding word of com demnation that today amuse the world. There a time when linister motive were attributed to practically everything Theo dore Roosevelt did. One of the greatest condemnation heaped upon Wood row Wilson wa hi appointment of poor government officials, but the surprising thing about hi whole regime of ap pointment i that he discovered for America many of the men who are today doing worth while work in our national life. We notice in the morning press that Fred M. Sackett has just been appointed Fuel Administrator for Kentucky during this strike period. Fred M. Sackett wa first appointed Food Admin istrator by President Wilson. Herbert Hoover, called one of the bright light of the Cabinet and a man whose name in most part of Kurope stands little below that of Jesus Christ, was discovered to America and the world by Woodrow Wilson. And on and on we might go, naming men who were appointed by Wilson, not thru political affiliation, but because of merit, and those men are today helping to shape the policies of this nation. In fact, the politic of most of these men, from Fred M. Sackett to Herbert Hoover, were opposite from those of President Wilson. It is time for us to face up to fact and think for ourselve and rot follow a religious, social, or political groove with ring! in our nose. August 8, 1922 Iear Mr. Vaughn: I was much interested in readier your letter in The Citizen about working against the carrying of pis tol;. If the prevention of carrying pistol could be brought to pasa, thit would certainly be a different coun try in a little while. A mother re cently told me that boy were no longer content with one gun they had to have two. If you get any literature out on the subject, do send some to mo, and let me know if there i anything we tan do to help. Faithfully yours, Katherine Pcttit Tha Aawrtran I'ma AasarlaMaa. A LINE 0' CHEER By John Kendrick Bang. THE ONLOOKER Ir rtii ii nianii iu vm IJff'i brat lunui nut to ma. Aim frrHiiirM ir" tm iiui To ha my hurry lot. I aurely atill can And Joy uf a atorlltm kind In viewing thus to whom Kvrtuna and Kama liav come. K'vn aa I thrill to ara The Heaven' aiah-aty. And with pur rartura sat On Mrauty'a ailrrin waya That lie beyond Ilia line (if talrnta that ara nilna. I it ay Mci'lura Nwtiair Syadk-ata.) A SONG OF THE HOE Oh, it's work, vork, work wid dese tired ole han's, A-diggin' an' a-scrapin' in de ole cotton Ian', A-working' fo' de baron , An' a-workin' fo' de bread, An' a-wtrkin' fo' a shelter Fo' dis tired ole head. Yes, I chop, chop, chop Will my ole fiel' hoe, Wid never any stop On de long hot row, A'-teemin' wid de nettle an' de momin' glory vine, While songsters are a singin' in de clingin' muskydlne, A-diggin' out my livin from de ole brown dirt, 'A-pullin' wid my fingers till dey hurt, hurt, hurt, From de sun till de sun While my pickaninnies run A-laughin' thru de meadow in deir joy an' fun. Hut O what a struggle fo' de ole black man, A-workin' an' a-sweatin' as a black man can, Early in de mornin' when de breeze blows not, An' early after dinner when de sun shines hot. An' in de weary evenin' when the sky grow red An' sheds a rosy light upon dis tired ole head, A-diggin' an' a-scrapin' wid de ole fiel' hoe, A-weedin' out de cotton in de long hot row, Makin' money fo' de Mahster an' a holiday fo' Miss, An' a-stealin' home at twilight fo' a pickaninny kiss. Ien to bed, bed, bed Wid a weary' head Fo' a little rent an' sleep Till de sun begins to peep, I 'en it's up agin to work It'll never do to shirk Fo' de cotton must be hoed, An' de meadow must be sowed, An' dese ole stoopin' shoulders must git underneath de load. Hut we sing as we hoe Down de long, long row, Fo wese all tie time a-laughin' Whar de black folks go, Fo' no matter what de burden Pat we got to tote along, g We make it heapin' lighter Wid de black folks' song. From de morn till night While de sun shines bright, F'roni de night till morn Oh, we never are forlorn, Fo' wese got to live an die As de days go by, An' we never takes de trouble Fo' to at'k the reason why. So it's work, work, work while de sun shines bright, An' it's work, work, work from de morn till night, A-workin' an' a-sweatin' fo' my pickaninnies' bread, An' a-sweatin' an' a-workin' till de ole man's dead. Rerea College. THE PARABLE OF THE TOWN UKL AND THE (iKAS NY HATCHET By Alson Baker Now a grannyhatchet is the "Liz ardus Rusticus" of science, or the rusty lizard of the country lanes and rail fences in the summer. In the winter he hibernateth which, being interpreted, meaneth that he getteth his vain and foolish dashe and blind so cold that he cannot wiggle but and unreasoning terror, he ran up the in the season of growing things he town girl's back, and over the top may 1 seen in his glory, taking his f her head, and down the front side, ease on the top of a stump or other and up her back as before. And she high place. His raiment is a coat alM awoke. of rusty scales and a bad name; and And one passenger afterward made his meat eonsisteth for the most part oath that he saw the hosiery depart in gnats and small ftlei, as one . ment of a wholesale dry goods house learned writer hath It 'emerge from that berth. It came to pass that a certain town ; And the Bolshevist awoke, and girl was ojourning in the country they said, "Help! Murder! Our stuff with the family of her cousin, and hath exploded! The American Rev on the last day of her sojourn she : olution is here!" And they sang the walked with her cousin upon the "Internationale." highway and in the wood. And be-j And the town girl demolished the ing awearied with walking, the town j Pullman and wrecked the train, girl said, "I pray thee, suffer me to On the tenth day it came to pas sit upon this log that I may rest my- j upon the Pacific Seaboard that the self and recover my strength, which j official of the Department of Justice is spent, and it thou with me." And were pulling the lighted fuse from an the country girl answered and said. infernal machine that was set to "Nay, let us not sit upon the log. j blow up the continent in nine more for I fear me that a grannyhatchet ! seconds. And as he pulled out the lurketh here." And the town girl fuse, the chief of the service beheld said, "What is a grannyhatchet? It ! the grannyhatchet seated upon the soundeth like a smutty word." The bomb and identified him! tountry girl answered her, saying, I This is a double-barreled Darable. "Grannyhatchet is not a smutty word, but a grannyhatchet is Awful!!!." Then the town girl an swered and said, "I fear him not. Neither can 1 abide the ignorance of the country people. My soul abhor reth their vulgar expressions." And she sat upon the log. And a she sat, a grannyhatchet, even the Lix ardu Rusticus of science, stole quietly into her coat, even between the linings, and abode there. And he wa half a cubit in length. In the second hour of the night it came to pas that the city girl wa aboard a Pullman sleeper, and she was a passenger. After that she had looked around about her, and had observed her companions, he said, "Go to, they are not in my sphere." And she called unto an Ethiopian, even the porter, and put money into hi hand and said unti him, "I pray thee, make up my berth, I would fuin sleep." And the Ethi opian did all that she had said. Now there were nine Bolshevik with seventeen suitcase full of bomb, and a million pounds of prop aganda, and diver other high explo sives, and they snored variously while they slumbered and slept in the John F. Smith same coach. And It came to pass in the sixth hour of the night that the granny hatchet awoke, and it was dark, and he felt a swift motion and heard a wondrous loud noise. And he said. "Yea, there is a mighty storm, and I Uv that I am about to nirish." And he tried to flee and he ran. and in It sheweth that we do not know the perils of strange places, and that the Department of Justice is always nine seconds ahead of the Soviet. K1WANIS The Berea Kiwanis Club met at Boone Tavern Saturday for the week ly luncheon and perfected it organi zation. M. E. Vaughn wa elected president, Jake Herndon, Jr., vice president, Wm. Dean, treasurer, and Jame M. Reinhardt, secretary. Twenty-one people were present, and the club began its proper work by endorsing the project for a road to be built from tome point in this county to connect with the new road that is to be built across Jackson county. Another matter of vital importance to the town of Berea wa taken up. This was the enforcement of the re cent sanitary ordinance. The club voted unanimously to do all in their power a an organization and aa in dividual to further the efforts of the city government in this matter. " The meeting adjourned to meet at Boone Tavern for supper Wednesday, August 16, at 6:30 p. m. J. K. PATTERSON, EDUCATOR, DIES LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 15. Dr. James Kennedy Patterson, 89 year old, President-Emeritu of the Uni versity of Kentucky, died late this evening at his home on Univeristy campus. He wa president of the I'niversity from 189 to 1910, forty two years, said to be the longest pe riod of active service of any college president in the history of the United States. Dr. Patterson was the found er of the University of Kentucky. He was bom in Glasgow, Scotland, March 26, 183.1. He came to America with his parent in 1842 and settled in Indiana. He entered Hanover College in 18!0, and lot) his classes during his entire undergraduate course, which wa finished in 1856 Dr. Patterson was an eminent scholar and a scientific legislative lobbyist. He was more successful than anv man of hi day in getting legislative appropriation for educational pur poses. He was an argumentative speaker, and thoroly exhausted the subject that he talked upon. He has been prounounced tenacious by some of hi best friends, but his tenacity and iron will were of invaluable serv ice to the state in the early days of the development of public education In the passing of Dr. Patterson Ken. tucky lose a great educational statesman. JACKSON COUNTY'S CAMPAIGN This is a banner week for Jackson county. Ten or twelve professional men from outside the county besides the county leader are touring every district in the interest of the County Achievement Contest that is being promoted by the Extension Depart ment of Berea College and supported by the Courier-Journal of Louisville. Judge C. P. Moore, County Agent W. R. Reynolds, Superintendent Creech and a number of business men are pushing the campaign. Jackson county has two very im portant projects that will mean more to the county than anything that has happened in its history if they are carried to completion the contsruc tion of the highway from McKee to the Madison county line and the erec tion of a new courthouse. When a road is once built thru he county from Madison to McKee and on Manchester the whole face of the country will be changed. Not only are the people working for a highway thru the countv hut they are getting squarely behind all ten of the major departments of the County Contest. One of the cam paigners touring the county is the Managing Editor of The Citizen, J. M. Reinhardt. VALUABLE ICE HOOKS Customer: Say, George, do you weigh those ice hooks with every block of ice? Deliveryman: Yas suh. De boss done tole me not to knock off none. But I's bin thinkin' maself dat dey is girtin' mighty high by now. I bin deliverin ice for six year now and I weigh out "bout a hundred pieces a day. Dese hook weigh three pounds and three time one hundred was three hundred pounds 'when ah went to school. De bos am gittin' $1.80 a day fo' dese books. Dey shs am a good 'vestment. WORLD NEWS ( Continue J from Pag One) his country. His death was really due to his devotrarrHo duty. Against the advice of his physician he in sisted on returning to work before strong enough. Much honor is be ing paid to bis memory. MICKIE SAYS IF W1VTL ROWMIKl' V GAAAjSC., OVEft-HAOX. JOftS Ml LA.VT kAt CV4U 1M iimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiimiiiimiimiiij i VIDDIES SIX I Win M. Mauptn nillllllllllllltllMIMIIIiniMIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIItf OONT WORRY! WIIF.N Itie sun I blazing hot, Imn't worry I When the breeze blowetli not, Ihin't worry I Think how It affects the corn; Hiimper crop, a ure' you're horn tiet up smiling every morn. I ton 't worry! When tlie btinaii bring hi hill, I inn't worry ! Keep your tongue anil temper still. I loin worry ! Pay bis huge outrageous toll, -For lliey'te got you In a hole If not Ice. then It's for coal Ixin't aorry! Things bok had the country through I Nin't w orry ! Can t help things by looking blue. Ihm't worry 1 Smile and Just keep on your way, Thing will work out right aome day, So let nothing you dismay Don't w orry ! Every dark cloud In your sight Ihm'i worry ! Has a silver lining bright. Ixm't worry! I H.nt let trouble trouble you; Just refuse to fret and stew; To your own good sense prove true Ihin't worry I Hot, of course, hut what of that? Don't worry 1 Ir will iiinke the harvest fat. Ihm't worry ! Toll today tomorrow rest ; Itrace your nerves to stand each teat, For whatever Is, Is lieat Don't worry ! iCorvrlsht ky Will M. Maupln.) Who Knoweth th Lord' Mind. He tliut is spiritual Juilgeth all things, yet be himself is Judged of no man. For who bath known the mind of the Lord, Unit he may Instruct him? 1 Corinthians, 2:10, 16. HOSPITAL UNIT FORMED IN MADISON COUNTY The local Hospital Unit No. 138 of the National Guard left for Camp Knox, Saturday at noon, where they will be in camp for two weeks for instruction. The unit is made up of Madison county boys under the com mand of Major O. F. Hume. Dr. M. M. Robinson, formerly of Berea, is a captain in the unit. The boys from Berea who belong to the unit are the following: Har ris Christopher, Herman- Cornett, Louis Feese, John Jackson, C. T. McKinney, Robert Spicer, and John Franklin Vaughn. Lieut. F. C. Gen try of Richmond has been at Camp Knox for several day preparing quarters for the boy. COLORED NOTES The Madison county colored chau- tauqua will be held at Richmond, Ky., colored high school Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. Col. Roseoe C. Simmons will speak Friday night. He is one of the most famous colored orators. Thursday is ladies' day. Everybody come and bring exhibits. Miss Amanda Moran, formerly of Berea, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Elsie Moran, this week. A number of Berea folks attendel the Lexington Colored Fair lait week. Raymond Walker and wife and Clendon Reynolds attended a big ball game in Richmond, Sunday. LOOK! LOOK! Don't forget the big camp meet ing, August 29. Everybody welcome. Come and hear nme of Rev. A W. Jrckson's wonderful sermon. Friends are glad to know that R. B. Doe is able to be out again. Rev. Straus, pastor of A. M. E. church, ha invited his member and friend to attend a rally at Silver Creek Sunday. For further informa tion see W. M. Mitchell or Peter Bowman. PASSES TO HER ETERNAL REWARD Fariston, Ky. On Aug. 8 "Aunt" Mattie, or "Grandma," Jackson, aa she wa familiarly called, passed in to the other world. She was on of the outstanding Christian of hor section, and was loved and respected by all. A devoted member of the Baptist church, yet her labors were not confined to her own denomina tion, a she always worked for the Lord wherever she wa. She was the mother of seven chil dren, six living Jame Jackson, of Berea; Mrs. Sallie Carl, of Winches ter; John W. Jackson and Dave Jack ion, of Fariston, and Nathan Jack son, of London, and Mr. Kate Spit ser, of Fariston. The funeral wa conducted at Fariston, August 10th by the Kev. Jame I. Brock, of Cor bin, Ky., and R. B. Baker, of Berea, Ky.