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The weekly messenger. [volume] (St. Martinsville [i.e. St. Martinville] La.) 1886-1948, October 26, 1918, Image 4

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CR(O\VLEY, LA., BRANCHt
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You Shou!d Attend the
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SHREVEPORT
October 30 to November 4, Inc.
It is the school for the fatur. It teaches improved methods
of stock rtaising and farmng,
The U. S Government War Exhibit, the greatest exhibit ever
sees South, will be on d -play. FREE. Gladway attractions i
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The World's War" reproduced in gorgeous ireworks spec
Death.defying auto races, very spectacular and thrilling, in.
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Dntertatning and educational for all.
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"IT'S YOUR FAIR. SO BE THERE "
OUR PRESIDENT.
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DEMOCRACY'S PROBLEM
IS IN ITS SCHOOLS
By DR. CLAUDE NH. VAN TYNE,
of the University of Michigan.
[EDITOR'S NOTE.-The defects in
our educational system pointed out by
Dr. Van Tyne are the principal targets
at which the National Security
League's great nation-wide campaign
of "Patriotism Through Education" la
aimed.]
Certain fundamental American Ide
als must be impressed upon the Amer
lean youth. The crisis through which
this nation recently passed before it
could be brought to a whole-hearted
support of a war begun for the pur
pose of preserving the most vital prin
ciples upon which it was founded has
aroused educators everywhere like a
fire-hell in the night, to understand
that we must employ our educational
machinery more than we have in the
past to Imbue every American citizen
with a comprehension of democratic
principles.
If we can find some definilte means
of securing an understanding of demo
cratic ideals, we may expect as a
result a patriotic zeal in defending
them. If Americanism is a belief in
and a habit of supporting such ideals,
then we may hope that eauch a process
will produce it.
Opposing Theories.
The American's theory of the stat*
is that it exists to protect him In the
enjoyment of life, liberty and the pur
saluit of happiness; that the individual
is the important thing, not the state.
An opposing theory, and it happens to
be the German theory, is that the state
is the important thing, that to it
.the individual owes everything, life
and liberty and even blind obedience
of orders to do cruel and brutal acts.
Why not teach that difference to boys
and girls instead of mere dry facts
about the organs of government and
their functions. Let us not be so shy
and modest about the virtues of our
political system. The Germans are
not. Let us say frankly that democ
racy implies a nation in peace, that
autocracy Implies a nation in arms.
We can teach frankly, too, that our
great principle of local self-govern
ment is wholly at conflict with the
German ambitions for world-empire,
and with her whole tendency of gov
ernment in provinces like Poland and
Alsace-Lorraine.
"Teach Too Little."
It Is the spirit of our institutions
which we have failed to impart to the
'rising generations. We have been
,afraid to state that our democratic
philosophy upholds the Christian spirit
'of brotherhood, asserts the wisdom
of united action for the good of all,
and seeks to save the weak from the
aggression of the strong. We have
'refrained from saying that the auto
cratic philosophy operated to deaden
the sentiment of humanity; that in
affairs of stale it sneered at mercy
and gentleness, at love and kind
ness: that the foundation of that
philosophy was the stern law of
the survival of the fittest; that, to
be concrete. Belgium, a weak state,
had no rights when she stood in the
way of Germany, a big state,
We have taught the American youth
all too little about the foundations of
their liberty. The story of the blood
land suffering of the builders, of the
tempest that raged them while they
bullt, of the martyrs who were the
architects of those foundations. This
history has been too little told. Auto
crats see to it that their people are
!Impressed with their rulers' virtues
,and those of their ancestors, but de
:mocracles leave their citizens to take
their liberties as they do the air they
breath. Republics are ungrateful only
because there Is nobody whose later
ast It is to inculcate that gratitude.
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ANCE WHEN THEY MERELY HAVE A ..
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SFIRE makes every man think: "What company
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property owner's whole future. A clean record
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MNT TELEPHONE
AHr P. A. BIENVENU, AGENT,
Agency Establithed In 1903.te
Fighting Strength
Great military cities have sprung up all over
the land; and linking these training eamps, avia
S tion fields, coast defenses, naval stations and eva
most remote points where our forces are gather
ing, is the Universal Bell Telephone system-eink
Sing each with the other and all with the depart.
ments at Washington.
Upon the declaration of war the Bell system
was placed unraeservedly at the disposal of the
government, whose already enormous demands
for telephone service are continually .eareasim
Likewise, unprecedented are the servie regalse
ments of private business, which AnecNrTly mst
be subordinAted in times of emergweny.
So far as the local service Is ncrnmw e we am
not only unable to incresue our revenue by as
cepting a volume of new braines, but we are
in the awkward position of seeing our service
suffer and our present patron inconvsmaloed.
The delays and inconveniences due to theo
tion are more embarrassing to us than to the
public.
Any sacrlfce we may make i accepted cheer.
fully and if our difficulties are reflected in your
telephone service, we ask that you bear this in
mind. •
The patriotic American public can cooperate
most effectively with the governmnt by discour
aging unnecessary ue of the otiahnspL
CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Incorporated
H. GALLOIS, MANAGER
Do not borrow your neighbors paper
this year, subscribe for it yourselt, it
cost so little, $1.00 for the whole year.

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