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Page Twenty-Six THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 17, 1927 EliT +m~:llJtltli~l +ilfiiiimrJllBt ',m T~ml'i! l~i*~: [] ~i ~ :: m !i l i ~l:ii:~!'!l~|~ ,~q|i"~:i|I:ili|l'.llllllliltal;ilt|Jl!lllltlTl!Ufllillfl-~---- .... ~- +--~~- +. ...... : ........................ i~'* + ~llar even oy cm~eglans ]n tins coun-iruv.wl~ woKIvt I~P-ADIIN(. A~AIIN ....................... ,try." / -- = ~ ~ These expressions of opinion by aiDan McGann and Uncle Sam. ~ ri131 ~1t/I 11~ 1 1 recent writer might easily be paral- Said Dan McGann to a foreign man, i ~ne ~uexwan reop e lel~l by others of even more famous Who woi-ked at the self-same 1 Correcting a Common Impression of the l~exlcon People; ~ men regardmg .thew observatmns bench: ~ They Are Poor~ But Not Degraded. ~ either m Spa, Mexico or Chile. "Let me tell you this " and for em- i:'~ ! ~ Thus, for instance, a no~eo lierman . . " ' H a pnasm +-~ ~"~ Protestant writer of the latter half of i tgi' ~iEtTJil~llllll',lUllJllllll!ilN',il!lE, hilE~liJli Inlll,llD'll,IE~II:liltlillEill!llllllllEItlilNillltEIilitnllhlmlllillillllt (~entral Bureau Central Verein) unjustly described as lazy, swinish, From the very beginning of British brutal, filthy and drunken, he finds imperialistic policy up to recent times them to be "to an extraordinary de- the tendency prevailed in England ~o gree industrious, decent, frugal, pa. ~raduce Spain and its people. The fact tient and genial." He even consid- of the "great Empire. subject ~o the ers them apar~ from the beggars, Spanish e~own, standing in the way "the cleanest-looking unfortunates in of the ambitions of their country no the world." Moreover, in their ap- less than the vitupet'ating spirit en-. paret, cheap and patchy though it is, gendered by "0he Reformation, led ~ '"they betray an indefeasible artistic ]::nglish historians and writers to in-/taste." He admires their superb in invidious opinions regarding/carriage and their beautiful teeth. (t Utile everything Spainish. f"Where running water is at all ob- Unforttmately Americans at first trainable." Professor Heller writes, -permitted themselves to be influenced "they love to wash their clothes and by what had become the public opin+ bathe their bodies. Nay, even in the ion of England rezarding Spain, the slums, where water is scarce, they ~Spanish people at~d ~heir culture, can contrive not t() look gmmy, as Moreover, they transferred the dislike there is no smoke or soo~ in Mexico lot Spain and the Spaniards thus en- City." gendered to former Spanish colonials] Furthermore, and this is an ira- in our hemisphere and "their people, portant observation which should give The writings of the historian Prescott food for thought, Professor Heller de- contain numerous evidences to th~at effect, and it was only when Bande- lier, and other eminent Americanists, among them Chas. F. Lureis, had cleared away the rubbish accumula~= ed by several generations of biased writers, the average man could dis- cern the maltny great achievements of 'men of the Spanish race, the fine ~raits of character and the hidden uu]tural values both of the people of Spain and t~hose of such countries as Mexico. Moreover, the Puritan attitude to- wards poverty had much to do with -the nastily supercilious opinion re- garding those countries. Poverty, in the eyes of the self-righteous Puritan, was a sign of moral degradation, a ~oken that the pa~q~icular individual lacked both religion and virtue and di ~o~: belong to the elect of God according to the dactrine of Predes- tination. That virtue might go with rags and good common sense, and even intellectual attainments and love for everything that is good and beautiful, ~0he Puritan mind could not grasp. It was therefore so few Eng- lishmen or Americans could, for a long time, discover the many excel- tent qualities of the poorer classes of the Latin people or the mixed races of Mexico and South American ,.epublics. :, Although this attitude had not as yet undergone a co~nplete deversion, still much more frequently than :formerly one meets with fair and even generous dpprecia'cion of the in- habitants of Spainish specking coun- tries. Thus Professor Otto Heller, Washington University, St Louis, writing in St. Louis Post Dispatch, an "A Month in Mexico," declares elares: "In their native regard for de- cency and physiological modesty they excel all Europeans. The entire ab- sence of public obscenity of any sort is a gratifying relief from Parisian memories." He also found them to be "invariably civil, sweet voiced, oblig- ing and p:racious." And what, in his opinion is mos~ amazing of all, "con sidering their lack of schooling," is their correct and even elegant Span- ish, "in striking contrast with the murderous treatment of the vernacu- the 19th century, Count Frederick Schack, known as an eminent student of Spanish and Moorish literature, declares that he was able to carry on conversation with the lowliest mule- teer in Spain in a manner in which laborers in his own native country, Mecklenburg, would have not been able to engage with him. The new maid was not all that gould be desired. "Don't forget," her mistr'ess warned her before her first dinner paety, "coffee is served after everything." "Yes, ma'am, I under~tand," re- plied the girl. And during dinner she served coffee after the soup, af- ter the fish, after the meat and after the vegetables as well as after the dessert. Compliments of KLEIN BAKE SHOP PINE BLUFF, ARK. um| EARLY-JACKSON CHEVROLET CO. 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