The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 19, 1920 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois · Page 1

Carbondale, Illinois
Issue Date:
Thursday, February 19, 1920
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Carbondale—"Athens* o&r Egypt." '' *01920 VOLUME 17. CAlRBONDA^E, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, FEB. 19,1920. NUMBER 110. PRESIDENT SHRYOCK IMAM'S fQtt IN or GROWS "It's a far cry from Rpjce to Carbon-.-' ,d$le and from Julius Ceasar to Wood-" •r'TOW Wilson,", declared .president 'H,' w:. Shryock of .'the frofmal; atUhe op-. . ening of his most impressive address j on "Over Urbanization" at the-even-j trig session of the Farmers' Institute;] ' last night. The address was one of J •'thfe features ,of the...evening session; -holding'the audience with breathless! ; }nterest during tbe entire time of th« /^address. .• ..."•••_'•_'•• |V.- - President Shryock declared -we are •'. living in'momentous times, some peo- ., pie are not worried, however. There are th'ree classes who see the:-times— , those who are' historically minded, readers of history, but not realizers of ; history. Those who say civilization is ,. _not • endangered ,and another group who is history minded and have seen nation after nation swept off the earth and reason that the same 'late might y befall our nation.Others see a way of preventing disaster , by approaching the problems which threaten to sweep the nation away. These are i. history minded in the right sense. *' Tne speaker pointed out the city- ward tendency in the "lime of Rome! The city was made attractive., Rome fell. The cities became so attractive -'by money from rich men, that the country went to the slaves. The couu- . try was drained of its "best people. This over urbanization may.have not been ..-the only reason-tor-the-fall-of—tie ^ Roman empire. Hundreds of reasons are given, immorality, luxury 'and other things, but almost all are found in over urbanization. These applications may be made to modern America. "It is time to stop '•excessive rush to the. cities. The city life is made attractive/'declared Presi-' " dent Shryock, "you see no endowments .'.to . make the country life 'more attractive as that of the city." He said it was the lure of the city toy its —. institutions, hospitals, high wages and social advantages. ' The native born has lost much of its leadership ability, its initiative. It was "pointed out that observation showed' this was almost, gone in the American youth and in this connection during the civil war, the enlistment system took the-strong spirits first, those'to enlist voluntarily. Both sides paid a frightful toll. President Shryock declared there is no land tor the adventurous spirit. I^Tie last white top wagon tias moved westward. The tide of years past is broken. The city now offers the only -place of adventure, it offers the fuller and more attractive life. The'young ( .-• man finds great throbbing realizations TJ. -S.-Senator Medill McCorrnick, of Illinois, the principal speaker of the evening session of .the- Farmers' JJnsti- tute at the Normal-Auditorium tonight. W. H. ASHLEY'S CAREER ANACTIVE(INE '' Came to Carbondale More Thah'.'..H«lf Century; Ago-—Banker for Years' : ;at; First ^National Here. William Henry Ashley,: Sr., was bora at Lebaaon, IH., .August' 14,. 1844, and died at his home in . Canbpnciale at 1:50 o'clock yesterday afternooia, aged 75 years,. 6 .months, and 4 days. His early life; was, spent' at Leb'an-. on and when the Civil War called fqr- volu'nteers for the, Union he was among the first too enlist.spending 3 years with ''the 117th Illinois Volim-' teers. .. • . . v .; . .',- -. He came to Carbondale in 1867 .as station .agent for the Illinois Central •railroad company. On May.-..10-,..;1871,: he /was married to Miss Louise Chapman of. this city amd their residence for .many years was the- present Baptist The deceased was an active member oE the Masonic order and a member of the First Methodist church. '. After having been, connected with the First National, -Bank as assistant Senator Medill McCormick. cashier, since. 1893, he active .life iii January retired from of last year for a much needed rest, His health had been'failing for some -timer and contracting an J Iln ess several weeks ago, he .gradually grew weaker until he passed away. Surviving him are ,.his wife and three sons, W. H. Ashley, Jr., of Bush, trainmaster'Mr the Missouri Pacific; Edgar AsMey, of Joliet and Chas. AsK- ley'of this city, I. C. conductor.- The funeral. services will be 'c< ducted from the First .Methodist church at !!:3p o'clock'Saturday afternoon.~,.Tae, Mks-ons will hayeilcharge.. Rev. A: C. Geyer will officiate. Interment at Oakland cemetery. Ihstitiite Sentiments in the pulsating: city life; ' They turn * t<r Ure -city •for-life.-for- convenience, , ijoy,. comfort and glittering stow and Vlhe enhancing - dazzle of the calcium lights. * -The city is the whirl pool •national resources, the call for greater productivity '-'• that -the hungry world may be fed, the call for "adequate means to "cGiie with disease, the S. O. S. for the service of- science. "Science," he said, "is truth at work for the benefit of the-world". Science -is truth applied to the service of man 1 ." "The feeding of our bodies is, next to spiritual problems, the greatest problem with which we cope." He spoke of the service of the physical and chemical sciences in their ministry to all our needs, asthetic as well as material; the service of- biology in increasing productivity through selection and breeding; the service of entymolpgy in saving^ Tributes to Dr. Hopkins: "He was "a " man . who loved truth and spoke it fearlessly."— Bro. Leo. "He had the lasting grace of [. McKinley Tells Fapiiers Coiintry is Back , in These Times SHERIFF GIBSQN GOES TO CALIFORNIA AFTER ALLEGED AUTO THEF Looms as ..Next U. S. Senator Froln Illinois to Succeed Senator .Lawrence Y. Sherman—Made Hurried Trip H^re %om Chicago—Formally Announced as Candidate for "U. S. Senate IV'.".•; '.'•- ••'.-*'•'.:?'•.•••" v : -:::•••• . ••:'• 'Chicago,; yesterday and : .•Corigressm'a'n, William B.M-cKinley,; of' Champaign, -who. ora-Mo'nday 'of. this week' was .torn candidates ior the Republican nomination aud^jthe election y>. the .United States senate," to succeed Senator.'!;. Y. Sherman', who has- made it'-known- that-.he-' will "npt/j.bje a candidate' to succeed himself,'was the distinguished visitor of 'the"week'in this city today. Congressman McKinley came down from Chicago this morning, - having made a huftied trip : from Washington to address the Inland Daily Press Association meeting at the-Hotel-'LaSalle, the. Illinois State/-Farmers' Institute in thisi city, this forenoon.. He .will, leave here ear-'j ly this evening on his return- to Wash- ingtori-'"They allowed me to/get away for three or four days," said he this morning, to a Free Press reporter, "be; cause it was known that no important measures would be brought to a vote during the week." Before going out of the institute the. Champaign" business- man-statesman^ found; time to make hurried calls on a 1 ' .few ; of his •••many- . Carbondale friends and; expressed deep regret that his limited: stay would not permit of his. seeing.;mpre of'them." "But," said he,"^'T s1Sf = corisfd'ei-"this"ohe a' visit to' the farmers and' not to my Carbondale .friends. "I have- made my plans to come here in the early spring, or er; farming. Interests than any. other. "Last .week 1 we completed and' pass ed th'e:'"agricultural ' bill, which' totals $130,000,000 to be expended in "the James W. Gibson turh With Chas. Thompson, Miich Indictgd in Connection With Auto Theft Scandal at Charles Thompson ^has been, arrest- which- it is 'alleged 'he received a .stolen ; Oakland auto, valued at. $800 for personal .gain.', says: the Independent; ,. (Sheriff 'James W; ,-Gibson departed^ Monday'night for Pomona, '-Calif.?. to. '"' take charge, of ; Thompson* and return.:him.-.. He left '.armed 'with- extradition papers as issued him in Springfield: last w.e.ek.:>, .•• -. - r - ... -.,.•'.-Young Thompson's predicament Is; the outgrowth of the complaJBt of his- ' 'brother, D. C. Thompson of Murphys- borp, who appeared before the January grand jury and- alleged that tiie^ indicted iiian sold him a 'stolen ' Oak : -'land car for which he -pajd Mm $550.00;. D. C. Thompson later sold the car t6' • Roy Craine of Murphysboro for $675, and/it-was'Still later during the course of raids on alleged- stolen autos. that this : Oakland!. was seized irt session of Crainp. ' " iu&=twp'years, more 'than, half- of ; this, or S75,'ObO,OQO, to go into.,'the ;bu'iTding of better roads." At this point'the speaker called at- summer, when I will make a real visit, j tention -to'the fact that the taxpayers I always feel at home_itt busy Carbon- of Illinois, in receiving their share of dale and all through' Southern Illinois the $75,000,000 for road buildng are for that matter, for a number of years [adding $3 to every "dollar, "which comes ago I saw fit to make investments in ..this section of the state and I'am glad to say I have never- regretted it. With each visit to Southern Illinois I see "simplicity. ...He could trust time' •? ] added,evidences -that- this section; of to revesil his worth. "r— Bro. Leo. "We have had living and walking among us one of the rarest characters the world has pro duced." — Dean Davenport. "millions,of., loss from insect pests the service of physiology, both- plant and araimal, in eliminating waste by teaching the laws of nutrition. ... .^ • [There is a significant increasing * Science removes the element of * * chance — lathes the gambles out of * * farming. * £ * * * . . * * "Civilization has its permanent * i* roots in the soils." * our great state is'finally coming into *'! its own." •• • ' i '• ' » i Cougressm'an. McKinley was brought * i to the Institute as one of the leading * speakers 'because of Ms commanding position as 'one of the .foremost members of-the .house"committee-on agriculture,'and because of-his extensive up .state,. The farmer is our civilization. the bulwark of * -•which engulfs pur., greatest spirits.. It faith in science but there is'still great, is the modern arena 4 of adventure: "The j need of carrying conviction to the -{farm must be the bulwark to saverour' icivi-lizatipn," /M,t. 'Shryock asserted, pie said the farmers can't bebullied and • :are free'moral'agents, people of the ' city are under dangerous influences. ' rTb.ey don't think or act for them. '''selves. The word he left with the .farmers urged them to keep the best spirits on'the farm. _ more attractive. up to you to keep civil"•• Mzation.intact, the farniers ^yere told. '" :'• Make high- citizenship. Love th'e word li-berty ' in its right terms. At the same time he said, there are no more .amoral lawless people than the Americans. But have law" in liberty and lib\- erty in law, was Mr. Shryock's final IV-eword. people,-that whole- hearted sympathy and interest may -be elicited for every scientific adva-tnce. We aire still far from being emancipated' from the tyranny o'f superstition. In closing Prof. Nolan said there is no conflict between religion and science. It is the spirit of Christianity to give a' cup of cold water; it is- the spirit of sciemce to see that no gernVs' are in the cup. It is the spirit .of Christianity to feed and clothe the; it is.-tJie spirit of science to relieve the n\eessity for charity. "There is la/bor io produce and always will be; there is art to beautify and always will be; there is science to serve and always will toe. Labor Art, Science, these three but the great est of these is Science." Prof. A. W. Nolan in Service of Science Prof. A. W. Nolan, state supervisor of Vocational Agricultural Education,'-J was the second speaker of the eyen- " V-ing. Prof.-Nolan's address,was.a eon- '.';.-vincing and moving plea for the serv- -;. ice of science. He sent "out the S. O. .-' : --S'. of the Ship of State—Jthe call for ' Forty-Two Swine Sold for ?21,985. Nehnwkn., Neb., Feb. ID.—What the owner saiu were world's record prices tor Hampshire bred sows were brought 'here at "a sale by Eayinond C. Pollard of this city. Forty-two .'head sold,for S21.9S5. an hverage of $!32S,. as .compared with the previous high price of 5360. One sow brought S2.650, a new top for this breed. Buyers from 28 "bread and the conserving of (all onr states were present. Brooks of the Univers'itv I Pi'oveiii by' even' the shortest time in ' hysterics at the present tim'e and all.of, ^ fon .' down .; at . -Washington.' ." !..•„ Tf n •!„..•„ „„ Airt^™, Irt. T,«- no virtnif! iKii-ir limihpv tn.hnild ourselves. '• ... . • • . Miss Addams Doesn't Appear. . It .was a 'very. great disappointment that Miss Jane Addams failed to appear. No explanation-was offered for ler failure to get .here. .-The,Free 'ress received.. her picture from er" secretary/who stated Miss' Addams would! appear. The institute officers received no intimation of her failure to come and have received no reason jp to this time. Mrs. J. .Y. Shamel, president :'ot the Household Science section, introduced Miss Fannie E. Illinois, who performed the very difficult feat of substituting for Miss *Addams.- Coming at a late hour-be- !bre a disappointed audience she did a* most remarkaible thing in transforming disappointment - into delight arid holding- the. vast audience by tlie spell of her personality. Miss Brooks saw fifteen months^ service with the American Red Cross in France. She took the audience on a trip to France, particularly to Chateau Thierry. It was a vivid narrative of arduous service, danger, hardship, anxiety and suffering, a story told;'.with rare' simplicity. The most thrilling incident was narrated as a farming interests further which make of. him a farmer; as well as a business man, and statesman/' : When the congressman was introduced at this forenoon's session he was given an'Ovation which brought blush to his "face." Rather diminutive in stature he readily.riJakes- up for-this in 'brain capacity and at once impressed those in the audienc^ who had'hot before' leoraet into personal (contact with him as 'a sound level headed, deep -thinking man .of the distinct •type which'is so -very.'badly needed: in both branches of the' nation's legislature this,'-what many deep thinkers consider'one. of; the .most" critical periods in our country's .history. ; -There are no frills about .Congressman McKinley;-his friends will tell 'ou that he abhores frills* and this is ofrthose in bis audience-some facts they had .not before, known respecting: the;fight,tb.e government is making on-; cattle, and: iogs. "When- I came'onto the committee 3 years ago,". said .he, "ILwas much impressed T from the federal government, and. said that he might also add that we'of'Il- linois pay 15 per cent of 'all federal taxes", -or more than the coiri'Mmed shares of all the Southern states. ' ' Congresman McKinley paid a high tribute, to the Department of Agriculture, -which,' in Us. opinion, is'by all odds the most' efficient of all .the departments' down at Washington. He touched briefly on a question which- is firemost .at present—that ,.of-'forest conservation and pointed to the vital need of this conservation by attention to the present paper-"'iant I ide'a'nd the constant ; increase -'in Jum-J ber .prices. •• -' • "The care arid protection of our j •forests is now' '$6,000/100 a year," said.he, "arid it is money well spent but we must pl^it" more trees-— if w f e. dp not, in 25''years from now-we will be depleted of commercial.forests I am'a.'great -lover of -my owri country arid much as I hate-tp do if, I must-ad^mit to myself,'-at-least,-.that =jltttle Japan's "metti'o'ds are- far in advance of the efforts arid. success made-in the. suppression- of tuberculosis among-arii- mals...It; was found in "Chicago .four- years ago that .10 per cent of all hogs- offered for slaughter were affected, .more-thaj; 20 per. cent, on the- •' •Mil\yaukee-;and Sioux City markets: and that in the dairying districts of the east- more than 25 per cent of the hogs were affected; ajiot very pleasant knowledge' to have, when you sat down -to your'breatfast of bacon ; and eggs-. We'appropriated $70,000 at ttiat time to fight the plague; -the amount- having now been increased to $1,500;- 000'and we have got results. In some- parts" of -the country the disease. Was; been practically wiped out among cattle and in hogs there has been a orie- n'fth reduction im thre'e years.", In 19X4^- '' 137 hogs out of each" 1,000 hogs | of cholera in 1916 the Ipss had been . 66 and last year 37 OUTS- in' some' resp'ects; at least. For irisiarice, there is a government ;la,w in Japan that for -/every tree you destroy TOU' inust plant the seed.-for. 3 to-take' that tree's place. .-It-, we .had sudh a law in this country; tbe n.ew.s- •p'apers- "puWishers- would ..not. be in and- or a. two-thirds reduction, cover- - ing-a period of'.6"or 7 years of actual . work." :' .-• . •:• .- •• ,• •-:.-; Mr. McKaniey'spoke in words of com.- mendatiptf of-the" Bureau of Markets, . whose work has been found particular- .- ly valuable. tio the 'sections .where-• fruit growing,. cattle and cotton rais- - ing are carried "on.' '.'1 believe," .saiS ; r ,he, i"that~'this : : w"or-k could functiojii perhaps better. in the hands of the - fariu advisers, but you.' geutlemeR know ibetteri about, that. tEan I," " Mr. McKi-nley's address ; was more; th'an pleasing., to .his • audience and;, when he had finished the visitors at: the institute were'found of the opinion: •tBat'^fir him '.the farming, cattle and: ti-uit'.interests of Illinois have - an en• thusiastic, able and synipathic cham- • r'ninn l^n^wll • n.f ITlTa c-Viin'p-tnn--'" • -.- i his presence. He claim, . ing ail orator, either, but just a plain talking'business -man and those who us could buy lumber to .-build ourselves homes as in the-olden-times." The speaker : paid: a .high tribute to heard him today were impressed with J the work being "done By. the-, county his sound, straight-from-the-shoulder farm-advisers; particularly in Illinois, talk. . •' ' He .pointed out thiat out of 2,800 coun- : I have journeyed here from Wash- "ties in the United States, the-.great ington not so mii'ch that yon ladies 1 work of the advisers is Toeing parried and gentlemen might get my ideas,", on at the present time in something said lie, "as that I might get yours; more.than 2,000 and. that the list is We members; of congress are con- -being' constantly, a'ddecT to. "These fronted with -great questions or,-to" , me n are doing a work the value of state it ditterently,.you are confronted, which none of us can compute^" said •with these, questions have ha, '.^and the .later work:of the/home matter of course, all 'in the days busi-1 for myself, •: ness. It'was a story'that mingled.advice.". chosen us as your spokestnen.We cannot wisely arrive at the proper things ot do without your advice and speaking -I am always seeking that laughter with every tug of the heart, story whose very' telling Continuing, the' congressman said: : 'I am a member of the committee on keeping with the heroic-light-heart- agriculture,'which to my mindis the edness which characterized, our boys S.mosf important committee of. all of all through the most .tragic events of them in so far as we people of Illinois the great war/ ' • ' are;, concerned for; OUT state has "great- COMMITTEEWd'MAN ATTEND- yisitor, the trained-, woman' who- ad- visesx-with the .farmers' wife on the perplexing questions :6f'farm. home is equally, valuable. While the,-federal government, appropriates, about $3,000- per year to each county, .for-this'work, the counties' and farmers •themselyes : are adding much more'-out of'their ;-own : pockets and .'have 'learned that it is money well expended." Congressman -McKinley i : told many !NG INSTITUTE:. •Mrs. 'Cicero Barber-of .Taniaroa is aj. delegat.e to the. Illinois Fanners' Insti-" tute. from the- Domestic. Science .Club- at Tamaroa. . While in Carbondale she- is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. t. A. Mini-her. Mrs. Barber is onoe of tbe wide; awake.women of Illinois. For a nunv- ber of years she has been a mem'ber. 'of .the Perry CountyTJemocratto Committee one of the- first women of Ill- be recognized, in this" manner. Stie. was recently appointed chairmant- ,of the Fair Commission of Perry cbunv- ty. and. is."engaged, just, now to the fight.-against th'e High Cost "of Living. MARRIAGE LICENSES Stephen Pyle'a, .Carbondale ..;..... .38 • Nancy Plu'mmer, Oarbondale

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free