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Far Elgtit
September 21, 1923
DEDICATION OF FEB MEMORIAL old or by whom practiced, by lU
(Continued from pag t) j bearing on the progress of the King
pcrtanc. Let ui be diligent to ac- Horn of God. Bro. Frost cloicd with
complish our chief work. Let noth- j these words:
inn hinder us from (retting all that ,.. '
God intends for us-the good of thia 1 7' nr Church Hohm Dedication
life and the glory of the life to come.' Gn2 pf mU ?lnU' who doit bnd
id ian me spsrus or leeoie nres, .
called the sinner's
The speakers at the evening aerr
Ice wire Ex-President William Good
ell Frost, Professor LeVant Dodge,
and Dr. A. E. Thomson. Dr. Thom
son is a former pastor of the Union Those who before us tented here
Church and is now a trustee of the: Were called to tasks that wrung
College and principal of the Lincoln J the heart;
Institute. Dr. Benson Roberts, for-1 Rut mirhtv W. .l4 t,l
Thou who art
Kindle in us some great desires.
God of our fathers, teach ua now
To frame a dedication vow.
mer pastor of the Union Church, was
at heduled to speak at thia service but
wax unable to be present.
In simple faith they played their
God of our fathers, grant that we
Some tasks of hero sixe may see.
Lord, what to thee is utmost cost.
Or gift of ornament or art?
Thy passion is to save the lost.
Thy dwelling is the contrite heart
Ex-President Frost's Address
President Frost's address at this
Sunday night meeting was a strik
ing analysis of the elements of
Bro. Fee's power, and like the ad-
drill, Ki- V.UvarA C TCV 1 , VT-
day night, ought to be published en-iGod f ' ,aher
tire to preserve it, beauty and value. Sme Contrite hetrU m3r 8t,U drtW
Fee was a prophet with distinct rev j "'"
elations that made him ahead of his , O may the sheep no shepherd tend
time, as well as independent: he, Here find a fold; be sweetly lead;
tested every custom, no matter how; Here youth be shown life' nobler
Here prophet's thunders wake the
; Lord, let each selfish prayer be
I dumb
Thy will be done, thy Kingdom come.
. Dr. Thomson
Dr. A. E. Thomson spoke upon what
j he termed "some of his own hard
j questions, and how he solved them."
Principal of these question waa that
of justifying himself as a trustee of
Berea College for voting an expendi
ture of money for the erection of the
Union Church building. He did it
largely upon the grounds that beauty (
is an inspiration. He said that Goi
is a great lover of beauty; if He!
had not been He would not have made
the world so beautiful. He thought!
that the beauty of this new church
which would be an inspiration to those
who would come and go thru Berea j
during the years was sufficient jus
tification for the expenditure. But it '
will amount to much more than thU.
With thia new building will come a!
larger and more comprehensive spirit.
With increased demands come in
creased) desires. Those who havt
r.iade financial sacrifices for the erec
tion of this structure have learned
new lessons in giving, and thia means
that this church will attempt things
it has never attempted before. H
rtosed by saying that there must be
a revival of confidence in the power
of prayer.
Dr. Dodge
Dr. Dodge spoke briefly on the sub
ject, "Memory and Hope." He said
in part: "As I try to analyse my
thoughts and feelings, my mind goes
bark along two streams of memory,
verging towards this time, when they
unite in the one river of hope rolling
on toward the ocean of eternity." One
of these tributaries he called church
memories. He took us back 48 years,
only 20 years from the time the Union
Church was established in Berea, and
gave a beautiful picture of how he
came to Berea in a lumber wagon,
and how on the road to Richmond In
learned of the Union Church and be
ef me, then and there, even before he
lived in Berea, its defender and
friend. He spoke also of those he
roic souls who labored with him here
during the struggling years of the
church. "The other memory," he said,
"has to do with the place that God
has helped us secure as a site for this
building. My connection with this
Sr.vton Hit tiff
in $, ,1Vf ' V
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"Exclusive but not Expensive"
.Vdil Onlrrs
jillnl irtt
a in ami ran
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Gloves, Millinery and Sweaters
We give you the newest, most up-to-date, seasonable, staple, standard
Beautiful Dresses
Poiret Twills, Tricotines and Canton Crepes
$12.75, $16.50, $19.75
Fall Suits
Velours, Serges, Tricotines and Poiret Twills
All colors. Choice
$19.50, $25.00, $29.50
The Newest Styles
$9.75, $13.50, $17.50, $22.75, $27.50
and up to $49.50
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$5.95, $7.95, $10.00
Furs Waists
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At Less than Cost to Manufacture $4.95 to $7.95
Slip-overs Hosiery
All wool Slip-overs. All colors. All sizes. $J QQ $J $2 QQ $
$2.95 and up to $5.00 per pair
Skirts Gloves
Fall Skirts $5.95, $6.95 and up to New Fall Gloves
8'95 $2.00 to $4.00 per pair
Pushin's Fashion Shop
Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky
Notice to Students
All Students having $50.00 or more cash
left after paying entrance expenses are
cordially invited to open an account
with this bank.
We will extend to students every possi
ble banking courtesy consistent with
good banking but wish to warn students
that we can not cash checks for strangers
without good local endorsement.
Standing in New Customers Contest to Date
Flanery, Reds 38.927 points
Arnett. Blues 30.512 points
Total new customers 195
New Savings customers since Sept. 1 50
Closing date of savings drive Oct. 10th. 1922
Berea Bank and Trust Co.
J. W. STEPHENS, Prsijent
JOHN P. DEAN. Cuhier
The test that proved his fibre cams
to him in his young manhood. 11
ground reaches bark more than 40
He spoke of his life on this sa-.-red
spot during the early years he was accepted the doctrine of the father
rrnnected with Berea College, and hxd of God and the brotherhood of
how the virgin soil that was once his n.an, with all its implications, and
2'J acres was transformed into other , turned hi face to the wilderness to
ue. Dr. Dodges address was that carry that message to the people of
of a man who has spent the best part Kentucky. This involved a high type
of his life laboring for what is now jot- moral valor. It required moral
our joy. For more than 40 years ho courage to carry that message even
has seen Berea grow from infancy. I to the people of the north. It involv.
He cloned by saying that "we have ed infinitely greater courage to
churches in Berea of other name. pleach that doctrine at that time in
One of these waa the church of my the heart of Kentucky. But he never
father; one the church of my mother; , faltered, in all the years, in his fld el
and a third my own until I came it; to thia divine principle. His doc
here. I hope there will never be trine he termed the doctrine of im
any coldness between them there partial love, and it embraced as an
nit-st not be. Our aims are one essential corollary the other doctrine
If not, there is a call for search- of impartial opportunity, which made
ing self-examination. I lelieve that Kerea College inevitable, fur it is on
sll unite in the earnest hope that the this rock that the college is founded,
people of all classes, rcrsrdlest of l Very much of his soul is in these col
profeimion, rank or ga-h. will fei-l at j 1 ge walls, and as long as the prin
hi me within these walls. God giant ctplea he preached and for which h
that all these hopes be translated into ' suffered dominate its teaching and no
faith, and our faith into hlessej ' longer, it will go on its triumphant
i.nd beneficent career. The torch
lighted by John Gregg Fee on this
hit' has been held aloft and burning
Among th number of speeches bf an exceptionally consecrated line
made at thia meeting was one by
Edwin S. Fee, son of the founder of
the Church and Berea College, ats
the fo!lowing superb address by E.
F. White, who was a personal friend
of John Gregg Fee:
I first met John G. Fee in 1876 In
the country back of San Antonio,
Texas, whence he came from Kentucky
with his son, liurritt, with the hope
of restoring the health of this gifted
and aaintly young man, one of the first
giaduates of Berea College. My par
ents came to Texas but a short time
fx fore, and Father Fee and Burritt
made our home one of their stopping
places. Out of this association cam
the inspiration that brought me to
Berea College the next year. From
thut time until my graduation in
lKHl, I was in almost daily contact
with the man whoue memory ia fore
most in our thoughts today. Front
the first day of our meeting until this
hour, he became and has remained
my hero and monitor. I am his debt
or. I was the subject of many of his
piayers. I was the object of his
fatherly solicitude and affection. 1
was the recipient of numberless un
obtrusive kindnesses at his hand.
In these days he was in the fuli
maturity) of his physical and mental
powers. I ran vision him now a
somewhat small man asKentuckians of
that time grew and developed; hair
ard beard originally reddish, now
had sprinkling of gray; beautiful
sincere eyes, a nose inuicauve oi
ptwer. Arm thin lips with a smile al
ways suggested, a large head well sit
on Arm shoulders. The head, tho
countenance, and the whole bearing
of the man carried the impress of
great mental and spiritual power and
rererve. I see him now aa he ming
led with the citizens, the student body
of that day, and the really great
men who comprised the faculty of
that time. He was the one deferred
to by all. It seems to me now that
I seldom saw him without his limp
Bible under his arm. He was not an
eloquent man in the sense that word
ia ordinarily used. He was too down
right earnest to empluy the tricks
and trapping! of declamation. Ills
address carried conviction by rea
son or thotr simple statement of
eternal truths. In thia manner ho
swayed men as did few men of his
o." successors, and it is unthinkable
tl.at this light will eer be dimmed.
The very simplicity of his charac
tci ami the purposes that stirred his
soul will always rapture the imagina
tion of the students that are to come,
as it did the students that have come
rid gone. It is a splendid thing to
have as an exemplar and monitor one
who dared all to follow the urge of
conscience and who never compro
mised with expediency in anything
a man who feared God and not the
face of any man. Youth follows tho
courageous man.
God was good to this "Happy War
rior." He gave it to him to see tho
fruition of his labors and his prayer.
He gave it to him to see the curse
of slavery pass away. He gave it to
him to see Ber.'a College, the child
of his dreams and his prayers, estab
lished on an enduring foundation, anj
tarrying forward his great doctrines
of the humanities. He saw his bit
terest enemies changed into his
ei most friends and admirers.
I know of no Kentuckian, save Lin
coln, whose fame Is so secure as that
of John Gregg Fee. He is associated
with and the courageous advocate of
ft great and enduring principle of so
cial justice in the triumph of which
he gave valiant service in the face
of suffering and contumely. In addi
I'cr, this great college, dedicated to
ihp education of men and women in
heart as well as in mind, will ca-ry
far down In time the message of its
fcreat founder Other memorials will
follow, beautiful and appropriate as
is this memorial. Some alumnus of
Tciea College will see that his fa
and figure are preserved in lasting
bronze. Some gifted girl receiving
inspiration from her life in this at
imsphera will write Into immortal
liNrature a delineation of the char
aiter, purposes and achievements of
thir heroic soul, and she will Aid
in the dramatic possibilities of the
story match for her genius.
But the greatest memorial and
the one that thia man who gave no
thought to memorials would appre
ciate the most, is structure not
made with hands, but one abiding in
the hearts of those who strive as he
strove for righteousness. These will
scorn evil and pettiness and insln
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