PATRON^^E OUR ADVERTISERS M)/. 1^21 Cattler LET’S ALL BOOST OXFORD , N. C. DISARMAMENT It seems that the job of disarming is big enough to put the whole army of unemployed to work permanently. The League of Nations seems to have made a failure of the job and it ap pears that the present disarmament conference is a half-apology on the part of the present administration for having thrown a monkey wrench into the League machinery. Our former al lies are coming to this conference with the' feeling that they would like to see it done but they hardly think it will be done. Just so that if any thing happens they will be on hand to get their share. France especially is out of sympa thy with the whole thing. She can’t see why the conference should con sider naval disarmament or Pacific problems of greater importance than that vital question of disarming the nations of Europe. The scene of world interest may be shifting to ward the orient but certainly we can not hope to settle the future with the present in such a state as it now is. France is keeping up a large stand ing army at an enormous expense because she, and she alone, can see the great danger in Germany as she •now is. There is a large class in Germany now which confidently awaits the next war with France and they believe that Germany will b? ' victorious. France thinks about the | same way Germany does and there- ' fore she insists on retaining her land forces. Germany has sixty million ' people to France forty million and i i* ranee .5-j'njy Hope is to keep a'bet-i ter trained and equipped army than | Germany. | Would it not be better fob tbs | conference to settle the German men- ! ace first and then strive to put the j land armaments of the great nations on an equal footing before consider ing the more remote naval and paci fic problems? Ivey Allen. THE NEW PLAYGROUND I Our new playground, although I still under construction, is a very I beautiful place. The large, sloping [ lawn on which the grass is just be- I g'inning to come up, makes a beauti- I ful background for the athletic field. There are borders of boxbushes all a- round the lawn, and many shrubs which prevent the view from becom ing rnonot* noiis have been planted, j The situation ’ of the playground, as ' a whole, presen' a lovely, uniform ap- : pearance from a near or distant view. Aside from the standpoint of I beauty, the new playground affords j many kinds of amusements which i are greatly enjoyed by all of the children. The equipment, which is I now in use, consists of swings, slides, I giant strides, tennis courts, and foot ball fields. Although all of the ma terial has not yet been procured, plans have been made to get what other things are necessary as quickly as possible. This playground, besides being beautiful and affording amusement, is of great value in developing the body. This will help greatly in school work of all kinds, for a person with a well-trained mind is not able to do good work, if he has a weak, poorly- developed body. Games with other schools, which we are able to have, thanks to our new playground and equipment, will also create school spirit and develop self- reliance on the part of the pupils. This will not only be benefieial in school work, but* will influence the fu- tnro liv.js of tViosa who takr, nart i** the athletic games and exercises. We are indeed grateful to the wo men of Oxford for this best of all gifts! Bessie Faulkner. NO. 1 1916, that same man was re-elected I'resident. In 1920, a miserable, s/andered, wounded martyr left the Vhite House. While in his office, Mr. Wilson erected a living monument to him- s?!f by his noble works of discretion and foresight. He received recogni tion from the foreign thinkers of the ^7orld. His histories are recognized £s authority. His name has become £ household word in many homes of the United States. Organizations jroudly Hame themselves for Wood- i^w Wilson. But Mr. Wilson lived ahead of his t me. Time will prove the true worth f his works, though the shallow- T.iinded mistake their ignorance for I’s inbecility. So goes this old world: ^1. great man is never fully under stood until he is dead, when the flow ers and tardy tributes cannot pierce deaf ears nor help to brighten his leaven. For these reasons, and for more \.hat can be felt but not expressed, ' think it appropriate that one of our ^•ocieties be named “Wilson,” in me morial of that immortal benefactor of the American people. With such a man as our model, the society work ers will become so, encouraged that they shall bring the organization be fore the eyes of the public, and who .vnows but what someday Mr. Wood- row Wilson will hear of his little namesake down in the little town of Oxford. North Carolina, and his heart be thu. brightened by the knowledge that we admire and support him. Our last meeting was on Thurs day night, October 27th, at the home of Miss Helen Clement. Most of the members came dressed in Hallowe’en costume. One had a spooky feeling as he sauntered in and out among the white statue-like forms. There were attractive contests and the refreshments were in the form of witch hats. Everybody enjoyed the evening very much and things went along smoothly until ten o’clock, when Mr. Livingood marched in and demanded that the fcolball boys re tire. The boys scattered in ail di rections. Mr. Royster secured the left-hand corner in a close little, clos et, while Messrs. Allen and Floyd scrambled out to the back yard. Mr. Livingood followed but failed to see a lonely figure perched on the coal box.. The amateur detective returned to the closet which he opened and im mediately led Thomas forth by his ear and took him home accompanied by the others with the solitary ex ception of Joe—thanks to the coal box. Annie Gray Burroughs. ASSEMBLY SPEAKERS Thanks to Mr. D. G. Brummitt, Speaker of the House, most of us now have a fairly clear notion of how a law gets on the Statue books in North Carolina. Mr. Brummitt’s lec ture was the first of a series which have been promised us by represen tative, business and professional men of Oxford. If his talk is a fair sanv pie, we have just cause to congratu late ourselves. On Wednesday morning Dr. Hors- field, rector of St. Stephen’s, ad dressed us at general assembly. Dr. Horsfield spoke on the Spirit of Unrest which Agitates Modern America. His text was taken from Psalm 55:6, “And I said. Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest.” Dr. Horsfield re minded us that it is prayer which lifts us above the sordid things of life and puts us in touch with some thing stronger than ourselves. We are looking forward to Dr. Horsfield’s next visit. We are also hoping to have visits from the other pastors in the city. While she could hardly be classed as a speaker, there is no doubt that Mrs. Blount Bryan made her violin talk on the two occasions on which she has paid us a visit. If our gen uinely hearty applause doesn’t convey our appreciation to her, we want to go on record right now as giving three cheers for Mrs. Bryan. She’s all right! DURHAM FLORIST PRAISES OXFORD FLOWERS The flower show which is held an nually under the direction of the Wo man’s Club, was an even greater suc cess than usual this year. Mr. Hib bard, a florist from Durham, was ask ed to come over and act as judge. He was very warm in his praise of Oxford flowers. In fact, Mr. Hib bard went so far as to say that there- were none in North Carolina that^ could be put in a class with ours. The chrysanthemums, he said, were the most perfect in form and coloring he had ever seen, comparing favorably with those of the great St. Louis Ex position. That it was difficult for Mr. Hibbard to select the prize winners can be readily seen when we tell you that in several cases he had to give two first prizes and a second. One lady, Mrs. Pete Bullock, was awarded more than thirty dollars for her en tries. A. G. B. WOODROW WILSON (In Appreciation) In the mind of the average Ameri can citizen there is a name which stands out above all the names of the great men of our country—that of Woodrow Wilson. No one truthfully questions the great work which this man has done for his country. There are some politicians who slander him in words ^v‘ith all their ability, but in their hearts there is a feeling of admiration for this greatest Ameri can of his time. In 1912, a happy, healthy man was cheered into the White House by mil lions of appreciative Americans. In JOB VS. SCHOOL Since there are jobs that boys ca". get with a man’s pay, it is tempt ing to most boys to stop school and get a job. The boy begs his parents to let him stop. If they will not agree to it he will tell them that it will only be a loss of time for he doesn’t intend to study at all. When they give their permission he will get a job at hard labor. Sometimes he will make as much as four dollars a day. For a while he thinks he is happy. He looks at the other boys going to school and thinks what a simpleton he was to ever go to school. He even tries to discourage the other boys who go to school. After a year or two the work becomes tiresome. It does not fas cinate him like it firsx; did. He gets timid and ashamed to even walk down the street with his school friends. About this time he begins to see his mistake. Although he is timid, we sometimes find a boy who has the backbone and courage to go back and finish his ed ucation. It is quite embarrassing for him to go back in the class with boys who are younger than he is. It is only one case out of ten in which the boy goes back. Most of the boys who quit school to go to work grow up in ignorance. They are no help to the community in which they live and always have a hard time keeping the wolf away from the door. Clarence B. Burch. DON’T MISS IT The first successful aeroplane was flown at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, by Wilbur Wright in the summer of 1902. Their crude machine stayed in the air only two minutes but that was enough to prove their success. The first public demonstration was* in 1908, when Orville Wright stayed ' in the iair sixty-two minutes and : fifteen seconds. Now that aeroplanes ; have become so common anybody can "enjoy rnei exciung sensation ot feel ing the ground drop from under him and seeing his friends and fellow citizens gazing up at him. He or she has only to go out to the flying field, hand Mr. Filmore ten bucks, hop in to the plane, and away he goes. This is a perfectly safe ride because Mr. j Filmore knows his business. He was instructor in the U. S. Army in Fiance and has done much night fly ing and night bombing. Mr. Fil more was recently in the U. S. Air Mail Service from New York to Washington. He has had the plane he now offers you a ride in for four years and has flown more than two hundred thousands of miles over nine states. The aeroplane ride is safe for old, as well as for young, because Mr. Filmore carried up a man eighty- seven years old in Burlington, North Carolina, and he thoroughly enjoysld the ride. The pilot incites everybody, young or old, large or small, to beg, borrow, or steal ten dollars and take this ride if he, or she, does not wish to miss the most thrilling joyride of all. MR. LIVINGOOD TURNS DETEC TIVE Everyone knows about the Chris- cian Endeavor Society. Now let me tell you about one of its features in which you will be interested. Once each month there is a social given by one of the members in honor of the other members. HAPPENINGS IN OXFORD LAST ; THURSDAY The Public Ledger was printed. Mr. Council sold four baby rattlers. The. clock on the Granville Bank stopped. A Standard Oil Company’s aero plane flew over the city. Lee Fuller’s new Ford stopped when it was known that there was to be a Hallowe’en party at Oxford College. (Strange to say, J. D. Brooks, Jr.’s Ford started at that time). GET OUT YOUR TENNIS RACKET The Athletic Association has ap pointed a committee to buy three ten nis nets and two basket balls. Get. out your tennis racket and oil her- up. Let’s have a little fun!

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