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The Somerset Journal
Cecil Williams, Editor and Proprietor
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper In The Mountains of Kentucky

Somerset, Ky., Friday, September 19, 1919.


Learning to Know Your Neighbor.  One of the direct results of the war just
passed through is that nations know one another as never before.  Through the
intimate contact brought about by daily association on battle field and at
conference table a new respect and higher regard has come into being for the
thoughts, habits and actions of the other fellow.

Men that have gone overseas have returned with a vision that chaffs at the
narrow bounds circumscribed by the limitations imposed by reason of living in
the smaller cities and town.  They wish to come in contact with one another
and to derive the benefit of the other fellows view point.  The home folks
have caught the vision and are looking about for means to learn to know their

Agencies are being created for bringing the people of the city to know one
another, in other words to be neighborly.  In our own good little city one
was struck with the cheerful visiting that went on during our band concert
nights.  Folks sat about, chatted, talked and got to know what the other
person thought about the affairs of the city and state.  The union services
on the square of a Sunday night fostered the same underlying idea.

In a number of cities scattered from one end of the country to the other the
church is taking under its wing and using for the god of the city a plan that
includes all that has been mentioned above beside a number of features that
attract the boy and girl from the street and give them clean healthful
amusement and recreation.  The young woman each have their special
departments for exercise and amusement.  The grown folks come together in the
evening for a visit, for consultation, for debate and once a week for an
evening of music, pictures, lectures from prominent speakers, etc.

In cities where such a neighborhood church, a church for the use of all the
people without distinction as to creed, as long as they are of character, has
made influence felt; a new feeling of civic pride has come into being, people
speak well of their town, they are interested in what is being done for their
good, they see to it that men who have the good of the town at heart are put
into office and as a whole become better acquainted with their fellow

Somerset needs a sewage system badly.  We need permanent construction of
streets.  The best way to get these improvements is to vote a bond issue.  We
have talked to many of our prominent citizens and they all favor it.  Are you
for these improvements?  IF you are talk to your neighbor.

Both capital and labor owe it to the country and to themselves to reach a
better understanding and a closer cooperation.  Both are under obligation to
President Wilson for providing the opportunity to meet face to face and talk
as man to man.

It will be noted that although Republican Senators on the Foreign Relations
Committee pretend to discount the effects of President Wilson's tour, they
made haste to send the peace treaty to the Senate much sooner than they
originally intended.

Already the Government's income from taxes is sufficient to meet current
expenses and leave a balance with which to retire loans.  One of the many
bright spots in the present administration is the fiscal department.

Senator Lodge must wince with chagrin when he compares mental pictures of his
little gallery full of claquers with the multitudes who are applauding
President Wilson's utterances on the League of Nations.

The Republican "investigation" committee in France is doubtless indignant
because General Pershing refused to make its members famous by appearing
before them as a witness.

Appreciation.  We desire to express our appreciation for the delightful
surprise party given us by our friends and neighbors on Sept. 17th.  We
thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and hope they will come again.  Mr. and Mrs.
A.W. Ferrell, Science Hill, Ky.

Card of Thanks.  We desire to thank our friends for the many kindnesses
extended during the sickness and death of our brother Hiram and to especially
thank Rev. Clark of the Methodist Church.  We shall always remember you. 
D.A. Davis & Brothers.

Personal Mention.

Mr. A.E. Barnes and family motored to Richmond last Saturday and spend the

Miss Barthenia Sallee has returned from a visit to friends in Danville and

Miss Fostine Cooper will leave next week for Washington, D.C., where she will
enter school.

Dr. Robert Richardson, Chas. Cundiff, Tom Jasper and others are enjoying a
fishing trip.

Hon. C.J. Ross has returned from Washington, D.C., where he went on business
for his coal company.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jeffries and Mr. and Mrs. Eben Pettus have returned from
Philadelphia, Pa., where they attended the Knight Templar Conclave.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grabiel spent Sunday in Cincinnati.

Miss Mary Roberts will spend the first of the week in Lexington on business.

Mrs. T.O. Sechrist of Louisville is visiting relatives and friends here this

Miss Sabania Eddings has returned to her home at Ghent, Ky., after a visit
with friends.

Hershul Humble has rented a flat in the Litton building and will move about
October first.

James B. Williams left Wednesday for Ames, Iowa where he will enter the Iowa
Agricultural College.

Sergeant and Mrs. Bourne Gover, who have been visiting the family of J.M.
Roberts, left this week for Detroit, Mich., for a visit.

Mr. T.J. Jones of Akron, Ohio, has been in the city this week.

Mr. John Butt and family motored to Bethel Ridge Sunday and attended church

Mrs. Morris Harkins and Miss Maggie Adams are in Chicago buying goods for the
Fair Store.

Mrs. R.E. Higgins and Captain Solander Taylor are visiting relatives at
Jellico and Middlesboro.

Harry Keene of Strunk, Ky., was in the city with his father Judge A.T. Keen
for a few days.

Judge Archie Davis of Dayton, Ohio, came down last Saturday to attend the
funeral of his brother Hiram.

Mrs. Beatty Buehler and daughter Curtis have returned to Lexington after a
short visit with friends.

Joe H. Gibson and William Waddle were in McCreary county last week looking
over some of their property.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Neikirk have returned from a visit to Kansas City, Mo., and
Indianapolis, Ind.

Mr. John P. Hill left yesterday for Lexington to see about entering State
University for the fall term.

Dr. M.E. Tate and family and J.A. Cassada and family motored to Danville,
Lancaster and Stanford last Sunday.

Hon. R.B. Waddle has returned from Louisville where he has been under the
care of a physician.

Mrs. George Eillinger and son of Cincinnati are visiting her mother Mrs. Mary
Brandon of the south end.

Joseph Claunch who has been employed on a farm in Tennessee this summer, will
return home next week to enter school.

Mrs. George Moriorty of Covington, Ky., is the guest of Mrs. Edwin P. Morrow.
 Mr. Moriority is expected today for a short visit.

Mr. M.F. Reddish is at home after spending a month in a hospital at
Lexington.  He was operated on by Dr. Dandridge Reddish.

Rev. J.W. Gardner, who has had charge of the church at Millersburg, was
changed by the conference and will go to Versailes.

Mr. J.M. Cundiff and family left this week for Bethel, Ohio, where they will
make their home.  Their many friends regret to see them leave Somerset but
wish them well in their new home.

Mrs. Summerfield and daughter Marguerette are visiting W.J. Gilmore.  Miss
Summerfield will leave this week for Flint, Mich., to take a position as
supervising teacher in sign language.

Hon. Claude Minor of Boyle county was in the city Wednesday on business.  Mr.
Minor has represented Boyle county in the Legislature for the past two
sessions and is a candidate for re-election this fall.

Mr. and Mrs. Able Cable have moved to Somerset where they will make their
home.  Mast Earl Mills will attend school in Somerset this year and will make
his home with his sister, Mrs. Cable.   - Danville Advocate.

Mr. Lyman J. Parrigon of Burnside, Ky., was in the city Wednesday for a few
hours.  Mr. Parrigon is now with the Ayer-Lord Tie Co. and is located in
Alabama.  He was accompanied by Captain Parrigon who is thinking of locating
in Somerset.

Chas. Richards, who has been overseas for the past sixteen months, returned
to Somerset last Friday.  He was attached to an ammunition train and spent
most of his time in the fighting zone.  Mr. Richards, like most of the
returned soldiers, says that he is glad to get on the "civies" and that he
lost no time in getting to Somerset after being discharged.

Mrs. William Waddle was hostess at a reception and handkerchief shower last
Friday afternoon from four to six in honor of Mrs. B.L. Waddle.  The
beautiful home was decorated elaborately for the occasion.  After the guests
has assembled Mrs. Waddle was ushered into the dining room where little
Misses Virginia and Katherine Waddle raised parasols over her which showered
the handkerchiefs.  Ices and cakes were served, the color scheme being

Trimble (deferred from last week).

Mrs. Lizzie Marcum and Virl Albertson spent Friday with Mrs. W.E. Munsey.

Carson Baker enjoyed a trip down the beautiful Cumberland last Monday.

Mrs. Joe Wright was the guest of Misses Sallie and Bertie Koger Tuesday.

Miss May Brown is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fannie Hines at Mill Springs.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cumbess visited Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Munsey at Mill Springs,

Miss Eva Brock took in the Somerset Fair last week.


Mrs. Shelby Garner and children have returned to their home in Cincinnati
after a pleasant visit here.

Henry Garner and son Jess left Sunday for Plainsville, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ashley and son of Cincinnati are visiting relatives here
and at Science Hill.

Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Duncan visited in Somerset Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ashley and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Vaught took supper Sunday
night with their sister Mrs. Robert Hollers.

There will be a pie supper at the Campground school house Friday night,
September 19th.  Everybody welcome.

Small Fire.  The rear of M.L. Gover's store was damaged by fire last Sunday
afternoon.  Boxes had been piled against the door in the rear of the building
and asset on fire.  It is thought it was done by children playing in the
alley way.  The "Red Devil" responded to the fire alarm and little damage was


The W.M.U. met with Mrs. Belle Clark Wednesday afternoon.  Miss Davis of the
Louisville Training School was present and made a splendid talk on the
$75,000,000 campaign to the enjoyment of all present.

Mrs. Sallie Huffaker and children of Albany, Ky., are visiting her sister
Mrs. J.L. Wynn before going to join her son, Bradley, in Indiana.

Cleo Sandusky and family of Monticello visited her brother Rev. G. Sandusky,

R.N. Swink of Dundee, Ore., was a pleasant visitor at the home of Mrs. P.L.
Ford last week.

The work on the Sunday school rooms are progressing nicely.

Miss Greene Baker of Somerset was visiting Mrs. Ina Baker Friday.

Mrs. Lucy Lorton of Oak Hill is visiting her daughter Mrs. Jim Owens.

W.A. and J.C. Ford were callers at M.R. Molens, Sunday.

Several from here will attend the Association at Pleasant Run church Tuesday
and Wednesday.

Miss Minnie Hansford and Charlie Wilson were married at the home of Mrs. John
Fulton at Burnside, Ky., by Rev. Sloan, they returned to Ferguson Saturday
where they were entertained by Mrs. Ford.  They left Sunday for Cincinnati to
make their future home.


Rev. Burnside filled his last appointment for the year at Mt. Zion Sunday.

Clarence Robbins has returned home after nearly a years service in France.

Verlie Lester spent Sunday with home folks.

Fred McDonald spent Saturday night with Clarence and Chester Robbins.

Among the guests at George Crawfords Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Robbins,
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hall and Mr. and Mrs. John Calder and family.

Messrs Chester and Clarence Robbins and Fred McDonald were in Somerset

Johnnie Dick and daughters left Sunday for Cincinnati.

Misses Lillian Smith and Martha Wilson of Ansel were visitors at J.D.
Sipple's Saturday night.

Emma Baugh was the guest of Martha McDonald Thursday.

Sherman Godby, who has been working at Dry Ridge, visited home folks Saturday
and Sunday.

Work Started.  Columbia Street will soon be paved with asphalt.  Work was
started last week and a force of men are hard at work.  This will be the
first asphalt street in the city and we make the prediction that it will not
be long before all the streets in the city will have the same kind of

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