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NEW SERIES-VOL. Y XX ST. JOSEPH, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921 NUMBER 8
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Graduating Essays Delivered by Graduates of
Waterproof ligh School, Thursday, May 26th
Memrbers of elass of 'gfl Miss Mary Massony, Mr.
SMervin Kuillmaa and Mr. S. Dalton Watson, Jr.
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0 AMERICA'S OPPORTUNITIES 0
O By Mervin Kullman 0
Never before in the history of the
world has any Nation had a greater
opportunity for advancement and for
assisting the unfortunate nationd
t'ian that presented to America at
this time: Nor is there any country
which has greatbr incentives for
cultivating and developing its natural
Our land has always possessed ex
ceptional advantages over all dher
nations of the Old World. There are
mineral resources, forests, navigable
rivers and good harbors, each one of
which is an. important factor in t'.e
prosperity of a nation. Besides all
these things, our country is fortuhate
in having a fine climate and well
drained fertile soil. Then since tWere
are few mountains the opportunities
for the raising of agricuAtural pro
ducts are almost limitless.
And not only in the material
Ithings are we fortunate, but in the
fact that we have never been cursed
with a king or a titled Nobility. We
have no caste or class, and every
man feels as he has always felt, that
he will reap the fruit of his labors.
The lot of each one is detelminad
by his ability.
In Europe in early times, the land
was held at the will of the king, to
whom it reverted if the holder re
fused to do his bidding. 'ihis land
could t'hen be gr:tated to another:
Thus grew up the famous Feudal
System which madel the entire popu
lation servants of the monarcn. As
this system gradually died out and
men ceased to render yearly mii;tary
service for it, the land repiaised
in the hands of the descendants oi
'.iose to whom it was originally
granted. As the result of this a de
structive Landlord system grew up
and in some countries remains to
this day, acting as a militone about
the necks of the people.
It was not only in material things
that we found a great inequality, but
with this as a basis there was and is
a class distinction wilch those who
are born in this country find it dif
ficult to understand. In many coun
tries one set of laws applied to the
common people, another set to the
nobility, and no matter what a man
might do he could not overstep the
barrier which divided these classes.
This class distinction still holds good
in many countries tho' now all gov
erned by the same laws.
Contrast this if you can, with
our own beloved naion. Instead of
land being granted by tyrant kings
to make crawling sycophants of their
subjects, it was granted by Mother
Nature to those Who had the hardi
hood to redeem it from the forest and
the roaming savge. Those hardy
pioneers breathed freedom and in
dependence in their every day lives
and would brook no infringement of
their rights for anything a king could
Now that our country has grown
to be the great giant of the world,
the question arises, "What shall we
do with our Power?" Perhaps mili
tary men think we should build up
'an overwhelming army and navy
that we may, if necessary, conquer
and rule just as Rome conquered and
ruled most of the countries of the
world. This, no doubt, would furnish
an abundance of political jobs for
civilians and soft places for military
However I can think of nothing
Smore ignoble than this. It would be
turning back the clock 500 years.
it would be stooping to gratify
',e mercenary passions of self-seek
ing politicians and would be con
demned by every man or woman who
is working for the uplift of humanity.
America's opportunities are bound
less. Our people should develop our
natural resmources to the limit, the
land should be tilled economically,
the forests should be used but be
wn; the mies ould be scien
tificaly operated; the factories
should be run in a way muttally
congenial and profitable to owners
Of equal Importance is the mental
Alln LksI -m dl ths, 8** thatwus
9sed and resklased by -e. 't. hamaasa.
stateyour ed and we willdaudhe san quoe.
The ULMmWRITERA priatblg eee sumlr !
Ribbossar eelesideliwrd. Otvemu aid
model. Carbon paSaln M0 sd,~tbdliv'd.
and moral elevation of our people.
p As we have set before the world an
) example in government and material
p prosperity, so we should be an ex
) ample in the every day lives of our
people. Increase in riches would be
worth little if it did not carry with
it higher moral and intellectual 4tand
Every person should possess an ed
ucation and the surroundings of
children bhould ,be such that their
natural tendencies would be upward
to purer and nobler lives. Indeed the
greatness of our country should be
measured by the morality of its
America can and should teach the
world that war is a curse and should
be resorted to as the very last step
in maintainingiright against wrong.
If America can establish a permanent
world peace, es that the millions of
men who are employed at non-pro
ductive occupatons during the pe
riods between jars could be made
producers of~n whidrh supply
comforts to thi people, and .e that
the ships of e navies could be
turned into mechant vessels to carry
the products of released soldiers to
all parts of the world, she would
accomplish somehing which would
be worthy of praise for all gener
ations and a boon to all mankind.
These are some of America's op
portunties and just whether she will
seize them in the proper way only
the future can tell. 1
And now tonight we feel that as
we aue leaving dear old Waterproof
School, we are almost ready to enter
upon our dutie as citizens of this
great land of opportunity, and God
grant that we may not be found
wanting, Bdt, elsasmates, we ean no
longer work t4Wither. We part to
night to enter each a separate world
of work. We have been reoh dose
friends and coopanions that we dUll
miss each othb for some time to
eages :dia l a v-id that
nothing can feill. Let aus not for
get this comradeship, but ever nold in
memory the happy hours that made us
friends forever. Let us be true to
all that we have learned as we climb
to victories still ahead. True to our e
parents, our school, our class and
to ourselves we then mall be true
to all the world.
Let as be men and women in this
great land of opportunity-Friends,
0 OUR CLASS FLOWER. 0
0 By Miss Mary Massony. 0
There are many reasons why we
have chosen the rose to be our class
flower. First, because of its beauty
and richness which appeal to our
artistic sense; second, because it is
t'e universal symbol of love.
And tonigle we are very much in
love with life with all its lovecy
gifts. We love the past and all it
has mesntto ;s; we love the present,
and all it is hodi'n ou, to us, but
more than all we h.ua the future
because of its pro' .se ans' its dt
Gerts says: 'The rose is wont
with pride to a.w.!l and ever seeks
to riser We kno'a, the·r is much
ahead of ts that will reveal itself
in even more wondeotul radiance
than we have been able to absiorb in
these early stages of our career. We
shall surely find a truer, larger,
greater' work to do than wee have been
so far expected to accomplish. We
shall be lead to prove and Jo mani
feast daily in our lives the permanent
quality of our priniples, the fra
gamace of that inner life that, con
sciously or unconsciousldy, breathes
forth a little of itself to all w'ho
come within its inflence.
What a beauotiful flower
The glory of April and May!
But the leaves are beginning to fade
in an hour
And t'iey wither and die in a day.:
Yet the roes has one powerful virtue
Abohe all the flowers of the field
Wbhen th leaves ame all dead, and its
flu eolors cet, .
SWl hw sweet a perfume it will
Tbhe we does net bloom in a min
ut. It must unfold gradually from the
bud, -qein petal by petal and leaf
by leaf until it finally emerges from
its sheath uas the complete bloom in
all the beauty and hagrance for
'hieh it was created and which has
from the very first lain dormaut with
n i. bhelg awaiting tbe all of liS.
1 0 IMMIGRATION. 0
- 0 By S. Dalton Watson, Jr. 0p
I aall attempt to give you an im- th
partial statement of the facts re- pl
garding the question of Immigration, hi
which is causing so much discussion le
r in America today. Many who study or
I t'is subject reach conclusions which th
are diametrically opposite. There are'
clearly two sides to the question of s~
the restriction of immigration and bi
and many things one might write on a
" either side would find opponents as ri
Iwell as supporters. in
, On one point we are all agreed; st
that is in the early days of this in
country the immigrant was a neees- r.
Sscity. He came here in numbers after t,
- American Independence was estab-, !
.lilbed. These mistreated foreigners bE
i of the poorer classes realised that to
this country was free from kings and -A
the conditions that are brought abou' fe
by a monarchical form of govern- it
ment, so immigration began. lit
Our country seemed almost bound- ca
Iless. The great wilderness spread Ei
I from the Alleghemy Mountains to the
Pacific Ocean, but the immigrant did ww
not even then realise the vast poe- wI
aibilities of this land for, as late as 0o
I the Civil War, only a very small part m
r of that territory was actually cal-1st
tivated. Finally, however, they began jo
ito settle in the country around the' S
Great lakes, and Minnesota, Iowa, in
rNebrask, and Wiseonsin, as well as C
the States fult er west were taken
I up and developed by the Immigrant si
I or his children. They became the best' i
type of Amerisans, uad their do-a
seendants are today among the fore-'to
I most in the land. No one will ques- f
lion that this country as bsen th
I greatly binmfitted by this kind of w
The *"ll"t thatr the present im- as
mirants do t ilot Tmi'ti off 1n
Sptfittions is an old one. Former
Germans are now referred to as anl
English speaking race, and yet
Slate as the middle of the nineteenth f
century the rapid growth of German
colonists in our very large cities was ti
looked upon with the same apprehen- _
sion as some now view the influx of c,
the immigrant from Southern Europe. of
Statistics show that the new immi- cc
grant races number among them as
large a percentage of English speak-, of
ing persons as the Germans who have
lived in the United States for the
same length of tlme. in
Ine immigrant does most of the fa
heavy work in the Northern, Just as
the negro does in the Southern States.
He builds railroads, the houses, the' t
streets, he digs in the mines and th
wwrks in the lumber camps. The b
children perhaps, and the grand
children andeunbtedly, of these im
mirants will iefuse to do this class
of work. The. result will be that if we'
shut out these people there will be!
a grea deal of work necessary to She
proper development of the country,
which will not be done, and the
country as a whole will suffer by
Many fear that we are building up!
a lot of esparate races that will
not intermingle, but will continue
to all intents and purposes, separate
nationalities with their race cue
toms the same as the Father Ldand.
They sear th* they will not imbibe
the Ameria spirit and in case of
war we would have millions of one
mies witin our borders. If you be
'liove this, Just go into te schools
that ae filled with Immdigrant cdild
There you will faind the purpet p
riotism no matter whmt the nation-1
ality of an parents may be. Most
of these people ome to escape what
they feel are unjust eas or the
impossibility of a poor man's rising
We shal, therefore, grow slowly
but suraely into the rose of perfect
Character, emerging, little by little,
from the bad of obscurity until the
world scents the fragranee of ourr
personalities end makes way for the
I penetration in all the affairs of life.
SBut we leave Cinsd our lsn
and hope that the subtle aroma ofi
I our asoeltion will be an abidind in
flumee and sonue of anspiptron
t- thoe wh come after us.
I "Lang, lang may each room with our ,:
t memories be ffd led
' Through the bhlls where te sounds a
Sof our voices is stilled, t
r You may take, you may fill every ,
place, if yau will
But the semt of our class rose will
*in anag round It still."
from the caste in whidi he wab born
and they welcome the feeling of
libexty whom all enjoy here. Their
'children learn a similar language, and
when old enough to marry often go
outside their own national group.
children of these marrages grow up
and marry and soon they can hardly
trace the nation from whuich their
ancestors came, nor do they care.
They are full-fledged Americans
without an hyphen.
. This has been the history of im
miration so far and there is no
0 reason to believe that there will be
Sany chance in the future. None sup
0 ported our nation more loyally in
0 the World War than our immigrants
and their children.
Recent statistics have proven thqt
"- the birthrate among what we are
e- pleased to call native Americans is
n, hardly equal to the deaths, so if
In left to ourselves the population of
ly our country would hardly stay ' at
:h the present number.
re Up to this time this as been a
Df statement in favor of immigration
ad but as I stated in the beginning theeio
aire two sides to the aqution. Va
s, rious attempts hare been made doe
ing recent years to place some re
i; strictions on the free entrunce of
a immigrants. Our laws now forbid the
S1entrance of laborers under contract,
rr the insane, invalids, criminals, pau
bpers and others. Besides a bill bus
.rs been passed requiring all immigrants
tt to be able to read ip their own tongue.
id We do not desire to aim a restrietied
i clause at any particeulr natio. Yet
2- it is a fact th* the majority of fl
literate immigrants came from the
c eountries of Southern and Eastern
s These are the countres with which
id we have the least in common .and
whose people we find most diffletu
of assimilation. The number of im
rt migrants coming from Europe is con
" stantly increasing and the great ma
' jority come from the eountries of
as Southern Europe and those border
, ing on the Mediterranean, Black, and
In Many of these people are unde
st sirable, being mixed races -and of
these' Immigraat from Southern
',and Eastern Europe about 40% re
turn. Such a course is moseet ben
- fical to Europe and the athorities
there never diseourags Immigration
when athe Immigrant itsms to
torn and inve st ..vi i5
" It would be difficult
this enormous amount of wealth whkh
" eventually finds its way to Europe
Sfrom returning immigrants. The news
papers always herald th foreign mar
' riages of our heiresses to ana with
Stitles, dwelling on the millions that
" will go from America in the pur
chase of those titles, but the anount
e' of wealth lost in this way is small at F
" compared with the steady stream
" which flows every year in the wake
"- of returning immigralh.
In conclusion I will say that there
is no question in my mind but that
in the past the immigrant has done
L far more good thean barm for the
" country, but if the time has come
Swhen he is an injury I hope that our
' statesmen at Washington will have
d the courage to restrict or if it need
" be to prohibit his coming altogdther.
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