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Nevember 14, Ut2
THE CITIZEN Pagw Five THE CITIZEN A nen-perttean family ntwipaper published tvery Tnartday ay ' BERtA fUBLISHINO CO. (Incorporated) n HAMIHAU. I. VAUGHN. EtflMr J A MM M. RMNHARDT. Manaetns Ultar EWt4 at tha Mtaffln at fWna, ., a wrarf cl mall i RUmcRIPTION RATM Oaa rar. f.M; (, M taata; Urn awntlia, M mita. r?ahto In Hvanta. SWa AJvartltiMr Rnnwatatfee. Tha AawrMa Tma A Mortal tat. The Detd Issue That Is Not Dead It is a strange trend of affairs that reduces a peopl lo tha point whrt vital questions cannot ba discussed without arousirg antaftnisme and animosities. But such seems to hava been tha caaa with that great international question, tha League of Nations. Wa personally know individuals who consider themselves lib eral minded citisens who become stiff-necked when tha question of tha League ia mentioned. These eitiiens are not all on tha same side. Some exponents and many opponents of tha League are uncompromising it: their attitude. Two years ago, opponents of tha League of Nations triumphed, not particularly in the political landslide but in their open ex pression of opposition. The political landslide two yekrs ago did not represent the overwhelming opinion of tha American people against tha League. Somewhat the aame principle that precipi tated the landslide of 1920 caused the one of 1922 mal-coateat, burdenaome taxes, slowness of Government action and lack of relief for tha great masses of people. To be sura tha League of Nation figured in both elections. Two years ago politicians told tha people throughout the country that the most vicious document ever conceived for the entanglement of tha American nation waa tha League of Nations. Many honest and thoughtful people cot eeientioasly supported the opposition to the League to convince tha world of their unadulterated Americanism. Many ut.informed people of all parties voted against the League because of tha spurious and untrue charges that were made against it For example, we heard a prominent politician cn the public platform declare that the League of Nations ei.dorsed traffic in women and children; that it specified la one of it articles that tha League should have control of such traffic. Of course argu ments like that will bring tears to a mother's eyes and vengeance to the heart of a father. Tha pasaing two years and the failure of the United States to make an impress upon the world in spito of tha League havo made it possible for people to think more sanely upon the ques tion. One eminent political writer visited the state of Massachu setts a few days ago to learn what caused the rock-ribbed Bay State to tarn in such a small vote for Senator Lodge. There were three outstanding elements that entered into the great stump in his vote. One was the accumulation' of political enemiea that usually comes to old time politicians who have been in office for many years. Another one was the dissatisfaction of tha labor people with the Daugherty injunction ar.tl general dis content over tariff. The third and most important factor accord ing to thia writer was Senator Lodge's attitude on the League of Nations. Bsmilton Holt said ir; his speech in Berea last week, The people are beginning to understand that the League of Nations is not a super-government" In fact it is so far below the rar.-k of a super-government as not yet . to hava the authority to undertake any major problems. The League at NaUaoa.wilkcen tinue to fti.d itself unable to adequately cope with many inter national questions of major importance until the United , States becomes a memU r, eul whether we wish it or not, aa indi viduals, the United States muat go into the League for self protection. Raymond Fosdkk, an eminent writer and keen thinker, saya that business conditions ir. the United States will never get materially better until the other nations of the world are improved. With the German mark selling at the rate of 100.000 for a dollar, we canr.ot hope to have business relatione with Germany. And the currency of other European countries is now standing at a very disproportionate value in American' exchange. These troubles will not be settled until open minded mutuality ia established. As worthy as the Washington Arms Conference was it is only fair and honest to say that it has not settled any major questions because orly two nations besides the United States hava signed the Arms Treaty Japan and England. Japan signed it because that conference gave her a higher place as a naval power thau she held before. England signed it because England ia a large sca-faring nation whose living comes from across the water, and she, of necessity, must secure settled condition aa soon aa poe sible. The other nationa not being a party to tha Arms Treaty makes it ineffective so fsr as world disarmament is concerned. Tha Arms Confurence waa a decidedly worth-while movement, but we should bear ia mind this significant fact: That every nation participating in the Arme Conference ia a member of the League of Nations except the United States and two sessions of the League had been held, and many of the rough places ironed out before the Arms Confenr.ee was called. These nationa were in a frame of mind to receive the call to such a Conference. Then, aa an exponent of the League, we maintain that the League itself made it possible for the Arms Conference to ac complish what it did.' The question- haa been raised why the League did not give Armenia membership. One of the conditions of membership in the League is that only sovereign nstions may belong. The League in conference came to the correct conclusion that Arme nia would be better off under a mandate than to be given her freedom, because of the predominance of Turkish influence in that country. In accordance with thia principle, it asked tha United States to take the mandate, which was refused. Someone haa asked why some of the other countries did not take it That ia plain. France and England, the only two competent nations among tha Allies, outside of the Unites States, to exercise a mandate, hava their hands full already. England has a mandate over all of Palestine and Mesopotamia, either one of which ia three timaa as Isrga as Armenia. France has a mandate "ver Syria, which ia twice the aize of Armenia. These three mandates were a part of Turkey before the war and are far'more critical holdings from every viewpoint than Armenia. By taking a mandate over Arme nia, wa would be assuming only one-tenth of the responsibility of protecting a great section of Christendom from the tyranny of tha Turk. With the proper protection under a mandate for a period of years Armenia could be made ready for sovereignty and membership in the league. Tha League of Nationa is the only world-wide effort at human itarianism and civilization that has ever been undertaken. With England and America, the greatest powers in tha world predomi nantly Christian, tha League of Nations ia tha ona great avenue thru which Christian principles and ideala could reach a back ward and benighted people, provided, however, that America and England would work together in tha League. Wa must go in; we will go in sooner or later. QUO WARRANTO? (Now York Times) By what warrant Will our govern ment feel that it must continue to hold itself aloof t the seven million majority for President Harding was interpreted by some aa an order by the people not to enter tha League of Nations. But now that the ballots hava flown in tha opposite direction, what is the interpretation? A mem ber of the Cabinet said on Wednes day that "international affaire had tery little effect upon tha average voter." Moreover, it waa reported that "important members of the Ad ministration" found little in tha elec tion to Indicate that the voters were interested in tha question of Ameri can participation in various move ments which hava been suggested for the solution of the economic and financial difficulties of Europe, and that there would therefore bo no change In the American attitude. At any rate there can be no claim that Tuesday'a vote is a mandate to remain in such a state of aloofness as that in which we find ourselves; certainly it cannot be construed as a rebuke for any activity in the way of undertaking international cooper ation to promote peace. Wa havo unofficially joined the League's An thrax . Committee and tha Commis sion on Traffic m Women and Chil dren, and are talking about joining the International Court some day. Moreover, we have reduced naval armament; we have adopted a co operative peace program for the islands and the atolls of the Pacific, which even tha eremite. Senator Lodge, haa sponsored; and wa have called a conference of Central Ameri can States to consider land disarma ment But with Europe, which bred us and has within its borders about all the white people of tha globe besides ourselves and our South American cousins, we hava refused to enter into any sort of ofltc'al :-operation. Is it not reasonable to assume, in view of the great protest that haa gone up, especially from tha church es in America, that there waa down in the hearts of milliona of voters a conviction that wa have, after all, not played a man'a full, brave part in the affairs of tha world since we came back from France ? THE BANKER By Bob Preaaey ' Ia looking thru the country town for men of prestige and renown, who build and advertise a place, we fwd the banker sets the pace. There are some slant-eyed money kings who keep small towns from doing things, but they are scarce death aeala their doom and then their towns enjoy a boom. Whei you've a ehance to make a haul by buying pickle in the fall and peddling pickles in the spring and thus become a pickle king, you do not seek your maiden aunt and spring your coin-extracting chant, you don't salaam and meekly rend your robes before some wealthy friend; they'd help you but they've spent their jack for camisoles and bric-a-brac. The only chance to make that deal is at the bank; they hear your spiel and pave the way with gold ir.' stacks, for you to pay an income tax. When some subscrip tion project lags, committees call on "money bags;" they amoka hia twenty-cent cigars, attend conven tion in his cara and corkscrew du cats from his vault to cure the lame, the blind and halt In time, how ever, you will learn that even bank ing worms will turn, and there's no penance that compares with bearding bankers in their lairs. You seek their den with faltering step without your usual nerve and pep and meekly stammer that you've "got some money coming but your not at presert fixed to meet that note, you'd like" the words wont pass your throat. The banker lays his pen aside and says: "Well, Bill, well let it ride." Outside tha bank you fairly dance end go and buy your kids some pants and several books about the yaks and get your wife a bran-new axe. That chap in there behind the bars helps head off half your family jars. Oh, when I leave thia earthly sphere I hope soma banker will ba near to supplement my stingy roll in case I cant pay Charon's tolL . , t .. Unmistakably a part of Being Well Dressed ROLLINS Jlrmor Plate HOSIERY Stockings that combine style and long wear at a low price in silk, mercer ized, cotton and wool. We sell them because we can recommend them. a ( THE FASHION Ladies' Apparel Shop WE SELL THE BEST FOR. LESS" Y:.f URGENT Quotation from letter written by Director of War Service. Under the "Deficiency Bill," ap proved June 16th, 1921, applications for training are limited to eighteen month following the passage of the act -You will aea that thia makes December 16th, 1922, the time limit All ex-service men, who have been interested in training, but hava de layed filing their applications, should be urged to do so Immediately and to consult with the Sub-district Of fice regarding feasibility of training. We might add, that a man is required to begin training within on year after he haa received notice that he ia eligible. The time limit for filing applica tions for vocational training should not ba confused with applications for compensation, although the two ap plications are now filed on tha same form 626, revised March 1922. The time limit for filing applicationa for compensation remains the same, that is, within five years from the data of dWharge, or if disability occurs after discharge, within five years from the beginning of such disability. Plesse bear in mind that compensa tion is psysble only for a disability which occurs or is aggravated in ser vice, or if it develops following dis charge from service, within one year after such, discharge, with the ex ception of active pulmonary tubercu losis ' or neuro psychiatric disability more than 10 percent in extent, when the time limit has been extended to two years. Very sincerely yours, Royal Clyde Agne. Director, War Service. 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Also, parents who desire their children christened with hantiem or dedicated without tha rite of baptism wMl be given opportunity at this same date. The Sunday night service is at 7 p. m., and Rev. C. Rexford Raymond will preach on the subject, "Faith in All Men." Prayer meeting subject for No vember 16, "Reverence," and for No vember 23, "Modern Christian Epis tles." The Church Invitation: To all who mourn and seek comfort, to all who are tired and reed rest, to all who are friendless and need friend ship, to all who are lonely and want companionship, to all who are hope less and want sheltering love, to alt who desire to worship and find inter course with tha Friendly Power be hind the world The Union Church of Berea opena wide ita doors and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, bids you come to the services next Sunday. Members, workers, students, tha peJ pie of the community, the stranger within our midst, all are welcome. $6.00 ) $1.50 THE CITIZEN BEREA, Chbking Otter $5.50 $5.00 $6.00 $1.50 $1.55 $4.50 KENTUCKY DONT FORGET that we want to do your shoe repairing. With our years of experience coupled with our up-to-date equip ment we can give the public the best service. We also make harness and sell factory harness. Rivers & Hubbard In tha now brick building on Short Street Berea, Kentucky i? PREJNVENTORY SAI E Having sold out my business to E. C. Carson Company, who will continue to run the business at the Douglas & Simmons Building on Second street, we will put on a cheap sale in order to reduce our big winter stock of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear before taking invoice. The sale starts Wednesday Morning, November 15 and continues to December 1st. After that date we will open a Ladies' Ready-to-Wear store at our old stand in the Soper Building on East Main street, and will be glad to welcome our old friends. Now is the time to get bargains in your winter apparel, including Suits. Coats. Blouses. Underwear, Hosiery AND A BIG LINE OF HATS This is positively the biggest sale event ever put on in Richmond, and you are urged to come early and get the best selections before they are picked over. Remember, the sale will continue only to December 1st. B. E. BELUE COMPANY Douglas & Simmons Building Second Street Richmond, Ky.