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\ IK' y i ■ Page Tw o THE PENN VAN EXPRESS. PENN VAN. N. Y.. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 1, 1923 P e n n Y a | n E x p r e s s Entered at the Post Office at Penn Yan. N. Y„ Second-Class Mail Matter Subscription Price, $1.50 in Advance Brothers All THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 , 1923 We're brothers place. Brothers whether Brothers all, by all, whatever the in rags or lace, the efood Lord's grace Published By THE PRINT CRAFT SHOP. • Incorporated Masonic Temple, Jacob Street, Penn Yan, N. Y., every Thursday. W hy Censorship is > Futile The publisher of Gertrude Ather­ ton’s novel, “Black Oxen,” will no doubt be grateful to its critics who Tiave demanded its removal from the public libraries in Rochester. Where, but for this ado, one per­ son would have read the book, hun­ dreds will eagerness stimulated now whetted devour it with an by articially expectations. Attempted censot-ship works that wav.way, which always proves its futility and folly. If Mrs. Atherton’s book were de- it should, of Some may sit in a royal Hall, Some may dwell where the rooms are small, But under the skin we are brothers all. r Some may toil ’neath a burning sun, Some may dream where the waters run, But we’re brothers all when the day is done. Dreams of splendor and dreams of rest Warm the proud and the poor man’s breast; What is best for God, for us all is best. By the sun that shines and the rains that fall, By the shadows flung on the garden wall, By the good Lord’s grace, we are brothers all. By the hurt that comes and the falling bier, And the grave that awaits, we are brothers here. V Copyright, 1923, by Edgar A. Guest. praved or vicious, course, be condemned by public opinion and subjected to restraint as provided by law. In the opinion of ,the great major­ ity of its readers it is neither, but an interesting story dealing imagin­ atively, yet with ah accomplished artist’s restraint and skill, with the social possibilities of rejuvenation by gland transference. It shows, in brief, how vain and disappointing wou|d be the change back from were physical the mind thatat left to youth mature. It old mind in a warns us m an ypung body would not fit. Mrs. Atherton is realistic but never nasty. If the central idea of the book is objectionable, blame at­ taches to the scientists who have injected it among the problems of modern life, not to the who has simply pictured how it might work. Were fiction to be denied free­ dom to dramatize the facts and pos­ sibilities of scientific research lit­ erature and education would both suffer serious loss. However, the issue here runs deep­ er. It involves the whole question of the rigid of a few to decide— or try to decide— the reading of the many. Except as regards children and the weak minded, Such assumption of censorship is, we believe, not orily futile but also indefensible. The wisest course for the library would be to directors to pursue label the whole matter. Journal and Post Express. Rochester ♦ Able Address The fact thaf the Tammany in­ terests of the State of New York are wholly against the temperance * sentiments of the people, was clear­ ly put forward in the address given Sunday at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. George A. Fowler, of the Anti-Saloon League, He compli­ mented the voters of Yates County upon the attitude of Congressman John Taber, Sate Senator Cole and Assemblyman Franklin Sampson, in their sentiments against the repeal of the Mullan-Gage law. Mr. Fowler made the most sensi­ ble address ever given in this local­ ity upon the subject of law-enforce­ ment and one which appealed to his hearers from the standpoint of straight Americanism. He pointed out the danger which is threaten­ ing our State unless the voters who stand for the biggest things which the State represent^, decide right now, whether they are willing to al­ low a law-less element to prevail in the greatest State in the Union. He the pictured ingenious manner in which the interests, standing for the breaking down of the present laws, are working and said that the big liquor interests are planning upon having the other States follow the example of the Empire State, in making void the Mullan-Gage law. While there are many men and wo­ men belonging to the Democrat par­ ty who are opposed fo the attitude their party is taking on the liquor question, it is true that the rank and file of that party* stand for Tammany interests. Tammany has openly declared its contempt for one of the amendments to our Con- ■ stitution. It will be the safe thing at the coming election for all Re­ publicans to sick to their own tic­ ket and not be fooled by the Tam- of “voting- for proproganda many the best man regardless of party.” The best man is the one who stands fos a platform of honesty and Amer­ icanism .and who is not willing. to help Tammany gain in the rural district. a §trong-hold Discovery of a new process by which fruit can be kept fresh for an indefinite period is announced by the College of Agriculture of the University of California. The fruit is put up in a cold syrup of 20 grams of sugar to 80 grams of wa­ ter, ,and sealed by a process, in tin cans which preserves the fruit in its natural state, according to Prof. A. W . Christie, credited with devis­ ing the method. A farmer of Canisteo, N. Y e, re­ cently shot at what* he thought was* a giant hawk. When the bir,d fell the farmer discovered that it was a American eagle, with a wing spread of seven feet, from wing tip to wing tip. Many lambs have disappeared in that section this, summer and it is thought that the eagle has been the robber. 1 Constitutional In the general election in Nov­ ember, there are five amendments to the constitution of New York to be voted upon by the people. The Constitution is the fundamental, or­ ganic law of our state government, embodied in written documents, lay­ ing down written rules, that re­ strict the Legislature from acting in certain cases, reserving to the people certain rights and privi­ leges. The people of the State ob­ tained all these rights* won all of these privileges, when the 13 colon­ ies -won their independence. When we launched out as a state, creating a Legislature, that body being our agents’ could act for us as a body, ,and do everything that we reserved in the fundamental law, our con­ stitution. So when the Legislature wants more power, that power is asked for by having the constitution amended. Tihese ’ five amendments asked for, were embodied in resolu­ tions of two successive Legislatures as required by the constitution, are now submitted to 'the people .asking them to give up certain rights and privileges now enjoyed as safe­ guards, Amendment No. 1 is to amend Article 7, empowering the Legislature to create a larger debt. Amendment No. 2 is to amend Article 12, giving cities certain pow­ er in local government, K Amendment No. 3 ,is to amend Article /, also in section 7, to place in the hands of future Legislatures the right to grant to private com­ panies water power rights now en­ joyed by the state, and to give up our rights in the Forest Preserve now vested in the people. Amendment No., 4 is to amend Article 8 of the constitution, remov­ ing the safeguards now protecting cities, and counties in debt limita­ tions. Amendment No. 5 is change section one of Article 2, authoriz­ ing the Legislature to provide for absentee voters further rights in general elections. Proposition No. 1, is to make pro­ vision for issuing bonus to the amount of $50,000,000 for construc­ tion of buildings for public institu­ tions. As a matter-of-fact this work can be carried on by the Legislature making appropriations from year to year, sufficient to build the neces­ sary structures, instead of voting a lump sum for one administration to spend through favored contractors for political influence, no matter what party is in power. If the Leg­ islature makes the appropriation from year to year it will be spent more judiciously as the party in power will be responsible for the expenditure. Several New York papers, are against all propositions, on general principles, as it is held there is no necessity for any one of the provis­ ions, besides there are several jok­ ers in the amendments which will prove detrimental to the public good. The Rochester Union calls amendment No. 3 the Adirondack Grab. The Democrat and Chronicle, the New York Herald, and other New York papers agree that the people would do better, all things considered, to vote their disapproval of them all. All are objectionable for one reason or another; some are blind; others deal with matters which should be subjects of legis­ lation; others are indefensible. Are we ready to surrender cer­ tain rights now reserved to the people? Shall \v 6 ves,t in the Legis­ lature hereafter, the power to dicker with corporations in regard to re­ served rights? Let every voter exercise his right on these questions, by voting yes or no according to his conscience. If you do not unherstand the question vote no; it is the safest way. Ex­ ercise your precious right of fran­ chise in regard to the rights reserved in the constitution of your state. When one notices the young men and women who have every oppor­ tunity to receive an education and whose parents are willing and eager to spend as much money as is neces­ sary, for them to receive the same, and then see those same young people scorn the opporunities and instead either fritter away their time while in school and col­ lege or leave school and wander here and there from one ordinary “job” to another, one cannot help but mar­ vel at the spirit of the Kentucky mountain girl, who whs crippled by infantile paralysis and unable to walk. Her intensd'desire for an ed­ ucation, and that just a common school education, caused her to crawl on her hands and knees to school over a mountain more than a mile and a half away. The sharp rocks, despite pads, cut her knees so she could not make the trip more than a few times. A Louisville phy- scian heard of the case .and taking her to the city he operated on her. By breaking and resetting the bones in her legs he made it possible for her to walk in a year’s time. She learned to read and write in the hospital and was taken to Berea College to finish her education. A man whose name is withheld de­ posited $ 1,000 to her credit in a Louisville bank. ♦ Four more weeks until Thanks­ giving—Thursday, November 28th. Then will come Christmas. \ A N O L D B U S Y B O D Y SAMPLE CENSORSHIP rl” 'Sing Onp of | to and ilt-n. is rr M • The good people of New York State who were not aroused by the book censorship measure of last spring may now be aroused to the very real danger of granting cen­ sorship power to any individual or small group of individuals. ■ The Mayor of Rochester, acting on request of the local W. C. T. U., ordered “ Black Oxen,” a novel dealing with rejuvenation, with­ drawn from library circulation. The novel is by Gertrude Atherton, who has always had the reputation M 1 leaning over backward on the :dof propriety rather than in- in questionable writing, her novels, based on the times of Alexander Ham a classic of Americanism, ■'p present work deals with a romntific problem being freely and w'delv discussed everywhere. Yet, at the instance of a small group, Poohpster executive takes it himself to order the book withdrawn from library circula­ tion. ^•e result of the attendant nub itv wa« that the Rochester book 5 **/v«<* sold several hundred copies of “B’ack Oxen” in a day or two and were forced to order a new s*ook to ke*p up with the demand. That is the trouble with the cen ^or^hip idea.— the twofold trouble F*>st of alb there is no telhng begins or ends, to what lengths it may be carr:ed the most well meanin^ what misdirected zeal it rc^v be applied. Second, it resu!t> i^ focussing public attention di- rce*iv and violently on the thing which the censorious group con- s ders undesirable, thus attracting more attention to the work so pointed out than it would ever re- oeH-^ otherwise. Library officials and book dealers are at one in agreeing that attempts at suppres­ sion almost inevitably result In more barm than good. And over and above all other cons derations there is the still eravpr fact that censorship is a d>Hnctly European system, a thing horn of political intolerance, and tbrv it is an ill g”nft from the dark agos on the republican inst tutions of a free people. Autoist Settles be- he and In it a ?*b tr^rv t* V'*rt hv f*r with Frank Race was arrested by Chief Wren recently on a charge of in­ toxication. He was arraigned fore Justice Randolph, whe^ pleaded quilty to the charge, was fined $10 which he paid, the course of the arraignment Judge Randolph gave Race a severe lecture and put him on probation for six months. The lecture was the out­ growth of an automobile accident in which Race figured earlier in the evening of Thursday, October 18th. Race was driving down Jacob street and in some manner lost con­ trol of his car, whihe swerved upon the left side of the street and into ,an iron guard rail which is placed about a basement' entrance in the front Of the W . C. Demming Cor­ poration’s store in the Lown Block. The guard rail was bent and twisted and loosened from its and a plate glass show the Demming store was Race' was eager and anxiou^ to settle the damage which will amount to nearly $200. The window alone will cost in the neighborhood of $ 100 , and the oj_her damage will total the remainder. Race promised not to drive the car again for six months. He of­ fered to surrender the license and license plates, but his offer was not taken. Mrs. Corbin Will Be District Chairman fastenings, window in- smashed. * When a voter goes into a caucus and helps nominate any man for an office, he assumes moral, obligation to vote for that candidate. It is presumed that eacli man and woman belongs to his party because he ap­ proves of the principles of that par­ ty. The candidates for office repre­ sent the principles that party stands for. Then why do voters occasional­ ly declare that they are going to vote for the best man, regardless of party? Are they thus voicing the sentiment that they willingly helped place an unworthy candidate upon their party’s ticket? A Irish gentleman was astonished to receive the following letter from his son in London: “Dear Father— I ,am in a deuce of a hole. Kindly send me 10 pounds, and oblige — Your loving son, Pat. “P. S.— After writing this letter I was so striken with remorse that I ran after the postman and tried to get it back. I can only pray that it will not reach you.” But who could be more .astounded than the son when he received his reply: “Dear ^on.— Your prayers are un­ answered The letter did not reach _ . me.— Father”. A tennis court surfaced with rub­ ber and colored green is a new idea from London. It appears to have everything to recommend it except the cost. Mrs. Louise Corbin went to El- s mira on Tuesday, October 30th, to meet with the workers for the Christmas Seal campaign for this section of the state. Charles H. Hall, state campaign director for the Christmas seal campaign presided. The goal has been set for $50,000 in order to take care of the re­ lief work which is to be done dur­ ing the coming year. At the meeting plans were cased for the most intensive paign ever waged in New York to finance the tuberculosis and lie health work for the According dis- cam- state pub­ coming year. to the reports of the different county committees the past year has been one of unusual accomplishment in this particular field of health work. A strenuous campaign has been planned for next year. The counties to be represented at the conference are: Chemung, Tioga, Delaware, Chenango, Cayuga, Cort­ land, Tompkins, Schuyler, Steuben, Seneca, Yates, Alleghany. The Christmas seal campaign in Y.ates County has steadily grown from year to year, and as the resi­ dents have become to realize more fully the work which is being done from the proceeds of the sales of the tiny stickers the sales have in­ creased. They are used to seal Chrismas packages and are .also placed on mail as a symbol of the great work. The flapper looks in the mirror, shakes her bobbed head, smears on a little more paint and says: “Well, clothes, I’m going down town, if you want to come .along, hang on.” M. L. Davis, of Elmira, has moved to Penn Yan, and has formed a part­ nership with William S eager, for conduction of general insurance business. Supper at Nov. 6 th at price 35c. Presbyterian Church 5:30, open to public, The Hollowell & W ise Co. F o u r u a r t A l u u m T e a K e t t l e f The next twelve months will be important ones, in politics, and it is necessary that the Republicans of Yates County present a solid front at the coming election. W h y should any part of little Yates flaunt the banner of Tammany November 6 th? Our county was the first dry one in the state and that alone in the re­ peal of the Mullan-Gage act, should make every man and woman go to the polls and vote a straight Repub­ lican ticket. No matter how good a man a candidate is, if he is elected on a Tammany platform, he is part of Tammany. ♦ A woman’s idea of being prepared for the emergency is to have three lettuce leaves and a can of sardines always in reserve. Steamboat navigation closed on Canandaigua Lake on Saturday for the season. W e honor the ancients too much, Alexander conquered the world but he never pitched a no hit game. WEAREVER ALUMINUM a h a n d y “ W e a r - E v e r T e a K e t t l f e p r o v e y o u TRADEMARK MADE mUSA. h a v e p a y s y o u r k i t c h e n u t e n s i l s m a d e o f e x t r a h a r d , t h i c k s h e e t a l u m i n u m . C l e a n , b r i g h t s i l v e r - l i k e H e a t s p i d l y a n d W e a r - E v e r ” k i t c h e n e q u i p m e n t c o m w i t h o u t “ W e a r - E v e r ” T e a K e t t l e . Y o u c a n s e c u r e m o s t u s e f u l W e a r - E v e r ” T e a K e t t l e ( c a t a l o g 1 7 4 ) during week a t a n u n ­ u s u a l l y a t t r a c t i v e p r i c e , t o - d a y ! $4.65 FINE QUART ALUMINUM TEA KETTLE. LIMITED TIME PRICE WHILE OUR SUPPLY LASTS, $2.95 o n e Famous last wor;ds: “Watch me pass him at the next curve.”- Sale on Nov. 8th, 9th, 10th The Hollowell & W ise Co \ * Series Meetings Conferences the county They arc to Tiu Young People’s Division of the Yates County Sunday School Association is planning for a series of Older Boys and Girls to be held throughout Nov. 12, 13, l4 and 15. be held in the:- Rush ville Congregational Church Nov. 12 th Bel Iona Baptist Church Nov. 13th Dundee Baptist Church Nov. 14th Penn Yan Methodist Church Nov. 15th Workers from the~ Young People's Department of the State are to make up the program. The ses- s.tart at 3:30 P M. with ban- at 6.00 P. M. and evening ses- from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M. The registration fee will be $ 75 This fee includes the banquet. sions quets sions Attends Important Meeting Mr. and Mrs H. K. Armstrong*, in Geneseo, N. Y., recenlty £ tending a meeting of the directs of the Newark State Institution? the feeble-minded. A colony v been started in Geneseo, consisti of nineteen of the better grade * men who are allowed to work ^ by the day. °6t The State Institution at Rome Y., tried the same experiment iut great success. This also temporal ly lessens the congestion in the sty Duilctmgs which may be permanent ly helped by voting yes to the 000 Buns issue at the coming % ember election. Saturday was “Navy Day”, pj^ '] aispi..yeu in the business $J tion. ^ I B i n O H I I I I I I I I I I I I I D U l S l l U I I I I H I I I U m R l l | | R | | | ^ I W h a t W o u ld You Do If You ! Had $ 1 , 0 0 0 in Cash? s s a a You have probably said to yourself at different times— If I only had a thousand dollars just dow I could do so-and so,” but you did not have it and, the fellow who did, got the good bargain. V Five Dollars deposited weekly in our Interest Department will amount to a thousand dollars in considersbly less than four years. The Four Per Cent. Interest which we pay helps you mightily in reaching your goal. A home of your own is possible in a short time if you saving and allow the money to accumulate in the will start bank. Start the account now and become independent. Baldwins Bank o f Penn Yan ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ n a H M M H i i e M M f i M B M e e e M B H a e B e M H M M M M m n i A r e Y o u Ready? The Hunting Season is Here W e ’ r e H E A D Q U A R T E R S for the accepted, reliable G u n s — A m m u n i t i o n — F i s h i n g T a c k l e AND WE ALSO HAVE A FINE STOCK OF Foot Balls, Basket Balls, Punching Bags, Volley Balls BICYCLES, TRICYCLES, CUTLERY, GOLF GOODS, SUNDRIES MAIN-STREET W ilkins & Elllis PENN 1*1 ♦ □ n □■■□D a e n Q M D O B B n o e B a D M n n a e c iD M o n Better Baskets Build Business □ Cl YOU WILL WANT BETTER u □ CRATES and BASKETS ?2 q S 4 Qu-art: Climax Baskets □ □ BUSHEL a n d M A R K E T B A S K E T S ' GUILE & W IN D N A G L E . Inc □ n PENN YAN, N. Y.— Phone 233 W h en Better Baskets Are Made, W e W ill Make The; DOBBDQMOQIKD 0 D I I 9 I I ■ a i i 9 a a a ■ i v i ■BDDBBnnBBDDBBDnBBDClBBnDBBDDBBDDBBDnBBDnBBDDMDDl □ U □ □ S t e a m P r e s s i n g D y e in g □ □ n □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ c c Penn Yan D r y Cleaners and D y e r s ALFRED B. JENSEN I I I I I 1 0 I J Over Reilly Bros. Music Shop P l e a t i n g Phone 247-R D r y Cleaning 0 a 0 A r e T h e y Sad and O M E poet spoke o f the sad, sere days o f Autumn. Personally, we don't that falling leaves arid falling spirits should go t o ­ gether. notice that people seem fairly happy these days. Perhaps the one man entitled to regret is the ice man. He sees people veer off from the ice-taking habit in a way which leaves no doubt as to his falling sales. And habit is People who really give the dietary the thought to which it is entitled know that ice is a year ’ round necessity. Food costs just as much now ; needs protection just as much— and ice will save it. Y e t ice costs much less these days because it lasts longer— thereby making product times over. D o n ’t drop more th a n . ever, one pays itself many z ice habit. Continue putting up your card or asking that our driver c a ll Y o u ’ll find it profits you. K E U K A L A K E I C E C O . , PENN YAN, N. Y. MEMBER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ICE INDUSTRIES 1 6 3 W e s t W a s h i n g t o n S treet, C h ica g o , I l l i n o i s This Emblem Your Protection I _ r.

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