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TIIE UNION COUNTV PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT"
'THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL. 27. NO. 28.
MONROE, N. C TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1921,
$2.00 PER YEAR CAS. J
GEO. E. FLOW IS APPOINTED
FEDERAL LAND APPRAISER
l iii hi County Man 1-ateK n UU Ii
"1'liim" From lit Harding ,
HIS SAI.AKY SKA Kit Al. THOl SAND
COINTKY MAY WEAK SHoLS
MAIK OCT OK COTTON
The Harding administration has
appointed Mr. Geo. K. Flow, of Mon
roe, a life-lone Republican, federal
land appraiser al a salary of several
thousands of dollars a year. Mr.
Flow received his commission Satur
day, and will enter upon his duties
at once. He is the first to he shown
recognition in this section. It is un
derstood that he received the endorse
ments of both Messrs. John M. More-
5 V 4
f ' i
in y j
t ,:: r-
head and Frank Linney. who control
Republican patronage, in this state.
Mr, Flow has been a staunch friend
and admirer of these two G. O. P.
leaders for many years, and It Is said
that they took great pleasure In re
warding him for his services, rang
inR over a lone period of years, to
the party. His experience as minority
members of the I'nion county board
ol' appraisers and review also en
hanced his claim upon the office.
It will be Mr. Flow's duty to ap
praise land on which the owners have
applied for loans through the Fed
eral Farm. Loan Dank at Columbia,
of which Mr. D. A. Houston, a native
of Monroe, is president. - His terri
tory will consist of the states of North
Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia and
Florida. The nature of his work Is
such that he will be away from Mon
roe most of his time.
As federal appraiser. It will be his
duty to appraise all of the Union
county farms on which applications
for loans, said to aggregate over a
a hundred tnousana aouars, nave
MEKTINti OF HKOWM.Vl S(K i F.TY
Very Interesting I'rtigrani Carried Out
liy Mineral Springs Young People
Mineral Springs. May 9. The
Drowning Society met with Miss
Marie Gordon last Friday afternoon.
The meeting was called to order by
vice-president Kathleen Winchester,
after which the secretary, Miss Viola
Polk read the minutes and railed the
roll. A very Interesting program was
carried out by Misses Viola l'olk, Nel
lie Helms. Marie Gordon. Kathleen
Winchester, nnd Bernlce Winchester.
This was followed by discussion for
hummer amusements. An Ice course
was served by Marie Gordon, assisted
by Mrs. Oscar Porter.
Quite a number of the Mineral
Springs people attended the memorial
exercises at Old Waxhaw Baptist
Mr. Anion Helms who Is In the navy
stationed at Charleston. S. C. la
spending a while with hU parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Helms.
Misses Myrtle and Cora Lee Long
who have been visiting relatives in
this community for sometime have
returned to their home In Lilesvine.
Their cousins, Misses Mae and Blond
Coan accompanied them home.
Mr. Thomas Franklin of Charles
ton, S. C, Is visiting his friend, Mr.
A large number of our young peo-
nlrt attended commencement at
Hebron last week.
.Misses Bessie Howie and Etta
SecreBt are vlBltlng In Wlngate.
Mr. George McCorkle who Is In the
navy stationed at San Franslco Is vis
iting his parents In this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Long of
Monroe spent the week-end with Mrs.
I .one's narents. Mr. and Mrs. u.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Baxter McCuirt
nf Krauswood spent the weeg-ena
with the latter's parents. Mr. and Mrs,
W. T. Broom near Flint Ridge.
Interesting Ss: linens nf Imitation
Leathers 31.uK. from Lintel oil'
Imitation leather made from the
linters of ioIIc ii Hd grown in the
F.lizabeth City territory and ginned
by the Eastern Cotton Oil Company,
is so cleverly manufactured and fin
ished that only a trained eye can dis
tinguish it from genuine kid or other
fine leather, says the Elizabeth City
Independent. Specimens of imitation
leathers made Irom these lintera are
being exhibited by W. T. Culpepper.
manager of the Eastern Cotton Oil
Company of this city.
Linters are Just the fuzx that Is left
on the cotton seed before the seed Is
pressed into oil. The Eastern Cotion
Oil Co. is primarily interested In the
crushing of soy beans and cotton seed
for their oil and fertilizer. But be
fore crushing the cotton seed into oil
it is necessary to remove the linters
It was only a few years ago that
cotton seed were binned on the farm.
there being no commercial demand
for them. And then some genius dis
covered that cotton seed contained
more lard than hogs and cotton seed
came Into use as a vegetable fat for
culinary purposes. Then use was
found for the linters. Those little
short fibers are highly combustible
and the World War created a de
mand for millions of tons of linters
to be used in the manufacture of gun
Millions of dollars were Invested
in the construction of ammunition
plants similar to the great Du Pont
Works at Hopewell, Va., Just to man
ufacture gun cotton from 'cotton lin
ters. With the end of the World War
the manufacturers of gun cotton
found themselves with millions in
vested In buildings and machinery for
the working of linters Into gun cot
ton, and the demand for gun cotton
terminated by a peace treaty. But
the munition makers had anticipated
all this and while the World War
blazed in Europe skilled chemists
peacefully at work In American lab
oratories found other uses to which
the llnter could be put and the use
of the gun cotton mills machinery re
tained. Imitation leather Is Just one
of the peace time products made from
Besides Imitation leathers, skillful
manufacturers have perfected a wall
covering that can be duplicated in any
wall paper pattern and which Is as
durable and as Impervious to water
as rubber sheeting, i Mr. Culpepper
has some interesting specimens of this
new wall covering made In mills In
Connecticut. Then radiator hose, tire
tape and other fabrications requiring
great durability and tensile strengtn
are made from tne same uniers.
The Eastern Cotton Oil Co. at Eliz
abeth City manufacturers six thou
sands of tons of cotton seed annually.
taking from these seed two hundred
tons of linters for which there Is an
Besides the manufacture of oil and
linters from cotton seed, the same
company manufacturers thousands o'
ton of sov neons into oil. But sov
bean-oil is another story. From the
oll or the soy hean Yankee Ingenuity
13 mnkln? thousand and one things.
from bt'Uons and automobiles tires
to chees". coffee, buMer. salad oils.
soaps, pc'iits and varnishes.
.CONFESSES HE WAS PAID
S5 TO KILL FUNDERBURK
KEMP HELMS OF WINGATE
IS AGAIN ELECTED MAYOR
(DEATH TERMINATES ONE OK lltUinil CIMIIin linr iv rnwii
THE KOMANCES OK THE VAIs!UMUH 3I1VULJJ fLAI ill I
Abraham Lincoln, Ako Colored, (.ot a MeMi. J. L. Austin. A. C. Small, ami
Like Amount, At-roiiliui; in
Will lln)d'M StitU'liietil
J. A. liiieiift Will Serve on the
Hoard of Ahleimcn.
W AS KLIBKUATKI.Y I'l.AN NED .SCHOOL LOMNti HISEAT si 'CESS
Monroe It. F. D. 7. May 9. Mrs.
Sallie Walden of Kershaw is visiting
her daughter. Mrs. J. D. Melton.
Mrs. M. It. Pisg U suffering with
The funeral of the little io-niontns
old shlld of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mc
Coy. who died Sunday evening, was
held at Midway Monday afternoon.
Mr. Ed Davis and his niece, miss
Bessie Davis, attended a play at Page-
land Frldav night. They report a
Mrs. M. M. Melton spent Friday
night In Pageland with her son, Mr.
W. J. Melton, who Is connected with
the telephone exchange there.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Lowery left
Saturday for Mt. Holly where they
will make their home.
Mrs. H. J. Funderburk has return
ed to her home In Concord after a
visit to friends and relatives.
Our pastor. Rev. Ft. K. Brady, who
was stricken In bis pulpit Sunday be
fore last, is still confined to his room.
Under Thou Circumstances
"Say. wilt you mind this suitcase
for me for a few minutes: asxea a
young man In a railroad station of -fellow
Sir!" replied the other, drawing
himself no. "Do you Know wno i
mmt I am a United Se Senator?
"Well. In that case," sstd the other
doubtfullv. "in that case and seeing
I've got everything I own in there.
maybe I better take It along myseit.
Oh, Come, Come
There had been a quarrel over the
bark yard fence.
"You're no lady!" screamed one
"Say," shrieked back the other:
"if it wasn't that I was a lady maybe
I d be abl" tell you the kind of a
lady you ain't." I
The CoNt of the War.
One editor, with a turn for figures.
The total amout o the Idenmity
demanded of Germany by the Allies
would, if converted Into five-dollar
gold pieces, make a golden path sis
inches wide and long enough to girdle
the earth at the equator.
The News and Observer goes this
editor one further, however, and
gives the real cost of the war. This
paper says editorially:
And the blood that was shed by
reason of German greed for world
nower would glrdje the globe with
wholly ohlltrating It. And If tears reflect upon It
and anguish could be converted Into a
black border It would girdle the gold
a dosen times. It Is but a small rep
aration the gold can 'make for the
blood and tears that drenched the
old man S:eve Seegars. weil-to-dc
negro of the Bethel rommii:iit. paid
Abraham Lincoln and Will Bovd. his
uephews. five dollar., each lor killing
Gauson and Kelias Funderburk, two
negro brother, according to a con
fession made by Boyd to Sheriff
Fowler early Sunday morning.
Extradition papers granted. Boyd
and Lincoln were carried to Chester
field county yesterday afternoon by
Slier iff Grant and his deputies. Be
fore they were carried across the line.
however, Mr. J. C. Sikes. counsel em
ployed by a negro lodge of which
Lincoln is a member, examined the
witnesses, permission having been
granted by Judge J. Bis Ray. To him
and in the presence of Sheriff Grant
Boyd re-iterated the confession he
made previously to Sheriff Fowler.
Lincoln, who is well-known locally,
denied emphatically his alleged part
in the killing, maintaining that he
was at home on the day the offense
was committed, and claimed that he
could establish an alibi in court by
both white and colored witnesses. He
said he hadn't been down in South
Carolina for some time.
Early Sunday morning Sheriff Fow
ler and the Jail cook, when they en
tered the prisoners' quarters, found
Boyd crying and praying. When his
cell door was opened, the weeping
man said: "Sheriff, what will they
do to me?" "Nothing, If you are
innocent." replied Mr. Fowler. "Sher
IIT," continued the man. "after pray
ing I've decided to tell the truth."
Before he began his confession, how
ever, Mr. Fowler told him that he
was not demanding a statement, im
pressing upon him the fact that what
he said must be voluntary, absolutely
free from coerolon. With this under
standing, Boyd related the gruesome
tale of the murder, apparently spar
ing no one, not even himself.
Approached By SeeK"1" Here
The Saturday before the killing.
which occurred on Wednesday, April
20th, Boyd declared that a son of
Steve Seegars approached him on the
street, uear the English Drug Com
pany, and proposed that he assist In
the murder of Funderburk to avenge
the killing of his brother and Boyd's
first cousin. He refused, he said, to
entertain the suggestion, returning
to his home near Mineral Springs a
short time later.
If Boyd's story Is true, he would
doubtless be a free man today had
ho stayed at home the following Mon
day instead of coming to Monroe, for
that was the day he met the Seegars
bov and Lincoln, who again tried
to induce him to become a party to
the crime. Again he refused, leav-
l.i.r hn nul.. t un In a Kull troittn'
out, later in ine aueriioon, iney en
countered him once more, and he
finally consented to get in the buggy
bound for the Bethel community with
On their arrival at the home of
Steve Seegars, Boyd said, they found
the widow of Will Seegars. the son
who was killed by Gan.son Funder
burk when he thought Will, who was
restating arrest, was about to kill
Constable Rogers of Pageland. They
had some whiskey, supplied by Steve
See tars, and that nieht and the fol
lowing day, whllh was Tuesday, they
made their plans. Late In the eve
nlng Seegars' son drove them to the
woods near Funderburk's home.where
they hid themselves until the next
Plan Slightly Miscarried
Shortly after daybreak, they ap
proached Ganson, Reliaa and Laney
Funderburk, he continued, while they
were plowing In the field. Pretend
lug to be fleeing blockaders, they
explained to Ganson that they were
cold and hungry. Atlanta, Georgia.
they aaid, was their destination. "You
needn't be afraid, we won't hurt
you," is the salutation lioyd alleges
they made when they first greeted
the Funderburk brothers.
Here Boyd explained that It was
their Intention to kill Ganson as he
started to his field, but that this plan
was abandoned when they saw that
there were three In the party, and
besides the Funderburks had spotted
them before they could kill them un
On hearing their story, Gauson
said to his brother, Laney Funder
burk, "Go and get these men some
thing to eat; we may be away from
home some time and these very men
may feed us." Laney started on his
mission, as heretofore related
After Laney's departure, said Boyd.
Lincoln exhibited his pistol to Can
son, who likewise showed his. They
fondled each other's gun. admiring
their good qualities, and making vari
ous comments upon them. Lincoln's
Wlngate. May It1. It is the gener
al consensus of opinion that the lyjl
commencement exercises of the Win
gate school, which have Just come to
a close, were up to the usual high
standard set years ago bv this splen
did institution. All of the events brought his helmet
livtty French Id Me of Uile (.iill.int
Oftiifr Ketiiriis tit Home, A I5e
Anderson county's first and only
one of i tie many French bride., ot
American soldiers who went over
seas during tlie war. left Anderson.
S. C, the other day on the long jour
ney back to her home, death haviiu
stepped ill and brought to a Midden j
I'.itn.ui i-uinax a war romance,
by claiming the gallaul young oiii.vr
of the I nited States ariuv. who h:ol
OF POLITICUAYS STONE
Head of I aimers' Organization Is
0Mrd to .Making Two Made
row in the Place of One
E.Lt lTE SESSION w S HELD
The Candid Hote.
"Do make yourselves at home.
ladies," said the fluttering bride when
a group of friends. called to congrat
ulate her on her marriage. "Ini at
home now and I want you all to be."
"Any other load is easier than
load on one's conscience."
pistol barrels were highly polished,
and. he stated further, causing the sun to
In the faces of the
pair. "I don't like a shining gun,"
Ganson Is alleged to have said.
Boyd stated that he also showed
I uis pisioi, nanuing ii over 10 uanson
Lincoln and Ganson. he went on,
began firing at a stump, causing all
four of them to cross a low place
to view the target. Boyd and Lin
coln, however, held back, and as
Ganson and Rellas were bending over
the stump. Boyd said he heard Lin- He.nil on the Strei-t.
coin fire several times. LookltiT "How 'ong rime you've been
around, he saw both Ganson and. toxlcnted?
were largely attended, especially the
annual play. So great was the crowd
that thronced to see the produciio:i
that to performances had to be iv-
en. lietting the school over three hun
dred and fifty dollars.
inners or tne medals this year
were: Debater's, Carl Bigger; dc
claimers, Broadus Haney; orators
josepn Beach; reciter s Christine P?a
body; scholarship, Oleene Braswe!)
improvement medal from Philosoplil-
an society for fall term. Joseph
ueacn; improvement medal from Phi
losophian society for spring term
Robert Townsend; improvement med
al from Gladstone society for fail
term. James Sherwood; improvement
medal from Gladstone society for
spring term. Henry Snyder; and mu
sic. Miss Kate Baker.
The srho)l this year was under tin
efficient management of Prof. C. M
Beach, who announces the begitinin-;
today of a six weeks summer ?hojl
in charge of Miss Annie BracVett. the
lady principal; and Prof. C. C. Burris.
'A number of the citizens here a
compamea Kev. Y. T. Shehane to
Heath Springs, S C. Sunday atter-
nocn where the remains of the infant
child Of Mr. and Mrs. Shehan were
Mrs. Marion, who has been conilned
to her room for several duys on ac
count of sickness, is reported joiji.v
what better at this writing. We hop?
she will soon be out again.
Miss Mae Bostlc of Laurinliui g vis
ited friends here and took In the
commencement last week. She for
merly taught in our public school and
is always a welcome guest.
IMIss Cathleen Helms, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. 1. Holms, has been
right sick for the last few days, but
ia consluerahly better.
A very Interesting primary was held
here last week for the election of of-
flftfs' of the town. Esq. H. K. Helms
was re-elected mayor, and Messrs. J
L. Austin. A. C. Small and J. A. Biv-
ens elected aldermen. Congratula
Mr. Hazel Wright has been on the
!slck list for a few days, but Is able to
be out again.
Rev. A. C. Sherwood, Prof. C. M
Beach, Rev. R. M. Haigler, Mr. W. M
Perry, Air. and Mrs. Thomas Perry
are all expecting to attend the ses
sion of the Southern Baptist Conven
tion which meets this week at Chat
The write! supplied for pastor
Sherwood Sunday at Rock Rest and
Brlce, the ten year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Rape of Lanes Creek
died at a hospital in Charlotte yes
terday morning at an early hour of
appendicitis, nnd kidney trouble, and
was brought here for burial. The
funeral services were conducted by
Reverends A. C. Sherwood, and R.
M. Haigler. Brlce was a bright little
fellow, and it is sad to think he had
to give up life so soon. The bereaved
family has the sincere sympathy ' of
their friends and neighbors. May the
God of all comfort sustain them in
this sad and trying experience.
When Esq. H. K. Helms was asked
by the writer for his opinion as to
to tills eon nl rv
ui a iew niontns ago. She is Mme.
Martha Ernestine U. Oliver, who was
married in Tolouse one year after
the close of the war to Lieut. Wil
liam B. Oliver. Sixth Inited States
infantry, whose father the Kev. Wil
liam B. Oliver, is pastor of Lebanon
church, this county. Lieutenant Oli
ver, instructor at Camp Beuniug, Ua.,
arn.y training school, died a few
weeks ago and since his death his
little widow has been staying with
her husband's people. During her
residence here she made many loyal
friends who were loath to ses her
return to France.
On the eve of the little widow's
departure the local post of the Amer
ican Legion, which has manifested
a great interest in her and rendered
valuable and unselfish service in her
behalf, presented her with a little
token of esteem and goodwill which
she may carry back to France as a
constant reminder of the friendship
of these young veterans of the World
War and comrades in arms of her
late husband in the great struggle
for humanity. The memento pre
sented her was in the form of a
minature sterlin silver loving cup.
bearing the inscription: "Martha Er
nestine G. Oliver. Affectionate re-
gnard and good will. W. A. Hudgens
post No. 41, the American Legion,
Anderson, S. C, I'. S. A., April.
A sister of the dead officer, Miss
Lucy Oliver, will accompany Mrs.
Oliver to France and spend the sum
mer with her. To this young lady
the American Legion post presented
a handsome little diary, appropriately
inscribed with a message of affection
and goodwill. i
COMET W ILL BE VISIBLE
A BO IT MIDDLE OK MONTH
According to Astronomer's, it Will lie
Apiuiient to the Naked Eye An
other One Later.
Two cornels, Reid's and Pons-Win-
necke's will be visible to the naked
eye in May and June according to a
Wilmington astronomer, who says:
Astronomers are following two
comets with a great deal of interest.
Decause both are nearing the earth.
Reid's comet, discovered at Capetown,
South Africa, March 13, has been
growing rapidly brighter and is or
will soon be seen by the naked eye.
It passes nearest the earth about the
midle of this month. It is now in
the constellation Cepheus. which is
not far from the North Star and may
be found by following the pointers of
the Big Dipper towards the North
star. It is faint as yet with a small
tail, but may be seen with a good pair
of opera glasses.
Pons-Winnecke's comet was dis
covered in 1858 and having a period
of five years and eight months, has
returned frequently, but unfortunate.
y Is too faint to be seen with the un
aided eye. It was discovered on this
return by Professor Barnard at the
Lick observatory by the aid of a pow
erful lense and ca,mera. The Inter
est attached to this comet Is Its near
approach to the earth about June 27.
line actual aisiauce in passing oeing
tne reauciion in acreage ot couon ne, gm8 ,t g t0 be Mpected th
said. "There Is not such a great re-,. flne digDlav .hootin gt.r.
my be seen some evening around
duction in acreage around here, but
there Is not half the amount of fer
tlllzer sold In Wlngate this spring as
was sold last year." Very little cot
ton Is up around here at this writing.
and many of the farmers are plant
ing over, as It Is feared them will not
be a regular stand.
Corinth Farmers lleplnntim?.
Monroe, R. F. D. 5, May 9. Rev.
A. C. Davis will preach at Corlrth at
4 o clock In the afternoon on the
fourth Sunday Instead of at 11 a. ni
as erroneously reported in this cor
respondence in the last issue.
Rev. J. S. Simpson delivered a
very Interesting and Impressive ser
mon to a large congregation at Cor
Rev. H. C. Biles and Mr. T. W.
Hearn of Albemarle came up Satur
day and spent the night with their old
frlendrMr. J. S. Spittle, of South
Monroe township. They attended
church at Corinth Sunday.
Your correspondent learns that a
singing class will be conducted at
Corinth, beginning about the first of
August, If a competent Instructor can
be secured. The Sunday school plans
to pay the tuition charges.
Mr. Edward Spittle left Sunday tor
Albemarle to visit friends.
'Many of our farmers expect to re
plant their cotton this week.
Preaching at Corintn next Saturday
and Sunday at the usual hours.
Tenderfoot "What Is persever
First-Class Scout "Oh. that is
something that when you start It you
don't give up, even If you have to."
Continued on I'nge Eight.
"Why, you lnsultin' pup! I'm
June 22 to 27, in some psrts of the
world, a preliminary shower having
been observed by Denning, In Eng
land, last year about June 28. This
shower of shooting stars Is caused
by the dust and fragments of the
comet entering the earth's atmos
phere at tremendous vclo-lty and
Ing heated white-hot so as to give
the appearance of stars falling. It
will be worth while to look up at the
sky around these dates."
The other day a stranger entered
the Indiana National Bank and want
ed to borrow $5. He was told that
the bank did not loan such small
"But." he went on, "lending mon
ey Is your business, isn't It?"
The banker admitted that It was.
"Well, I have good security," said
the stranger, "and I want to borrow
Finally, the banker, half from fa
tigue and half ifrom amused curiodty,
agreed to make the loan. When the
note was all drawn and the Interest
of thirty five cents paid, the stranger
drew from his pocket $10,000 worth
of government bonds and handed
them over as security. Before the
banker could express hU astonlsment
the stranger said:
"Now, this Is something like It.
Over at the other bank they wanted
me to pay $10 Just for a safety de
posit box to keep these things In!"
H out son Post.
An ex-doughboy was relating his
experiences somewhere over there.
"I'll say It was some battle. I was
i'P in the air for the time being with
my back against the wall, but I re
solved to die in the ditch rather than
to yield an Inch, so I continued to
advance regardler s of the Jerries who
were pressing me from the rear."
By ovis HOMO
Waxhaw, It.K.D.I, May .Ninth
The county unit of the farmers'
educational and co-operative union of
this county met. by invitation of the
genial secretary of the Monroe Cham
ber of Commerce, in the rooms o!
the Chamber on Saturday. May 7th
at 11 a. m. in a general informal ca
pacity, n was agreed at a former
meeting that some speakers of note
should be obtained for this May meet
ing and that a committee appointed
for the purpose should advertise the
occasion, and a full house should as
semble to take in the spirit of the
It seem."'! that the aforementioned
committee h:ul obtained the speaker
all right, but had neglected to pro
vide the full house. However a num
ber of representative Union men were
present and a very profitable session
of the order was enjoyed by them.
Bro. Stone, our state president, be
ing with us. was introduced and he
proceeded at once to deliver a mos:
earnest appeal to all union men to be
loyal to the order and to stand firm
on the principles laid down In our
constitution and laws.
He reclied various measures of
benefits championed by the leaders
of union principles and union ambi
tions, which hid recently been effect
ed by the untiling and persistant ef
forts of the order and declared that
no higher or Juster aims of any secu
lar organization were to be found
than those set forth In our union
Should Fight Shy of Politics
He stands four square for Justlcs
and righteousness in all our delibera
tions and in all our purposes, and is
fully convinced that right will event
He believes that the union should
"play shy" of partisan politics but
is Just as firmly convinced that it
should be very active in business
politics. In explanation of this ex
pressed conviction he pointed out tb
activity on the part of all other un
ions or organizations of men of
various crafts in their purpose to
shape and frame measures of legis
lation beneficial to their particular
necessities and thus making them
selves initiators In the law making
departments of our commonwealth.
He Is not so very enthusiastic over
the campaign for making two blades
of grass grow where only one blade
grew before until we have first pro
vided ways and means for market
ing the one blade at a profit to the
producer. As soon as we have ac
complished this important task, he
thinks the producer will not have
to be goaded into bringing up the
other blade. In fart he says the pro
ducer has already brought It up and
can hardly give it away.
Executive Session Is Held
After the speaker had .ln'dudjd
his address the body e.itertd into a
short executive session and tin mat
ter of more fully organz..i!; the coun
ty was discussed. It was ch? (on
sen mis of opinion of al! pveetu that
a larger county orga.iiz.uton (tight
to exist here and not ou'y tier' but
throughout the state nni" natl , end
that the time had been ripe, 'or some
considerable period for lust such ci
sistance as a well equipped organi
zation of farmers could render If they
were sufficiently aroused to the Im
portance ot the situation.
In view of this fact it was agreed
that In the near future, some per
sistant efforts must be put forth to
arouse the farm laborers the food
producers to a deep sense of the
duties and privileges of the present
time and also of the responsibilities
resting upon them as citizens of a
great country In this black period of
Another meeting of a like nature
will be held by the farmers at the
same place the Chamber of Com
merce rooms on the first Saturday
In June at 11 o'clock. Some speake
of note will be present at this second
meeting and we hope to have a large
gathering of farmers present to listen
and to take Inspiration from these
Knrnlite Hud Belter Get Busy
We are fully aware of the fact that
a great many good men are dis
couraged and gloomy and that when
approached on these matters, say,
"What's the use?" "We have had
things 'put over' on us until we are
tired." No matter what we do or
what we say, c"rtain Interest and
certain "cllquera" are going to have
their way. They are going to do Just
as thev please and we are going to
carry th smutty end ot the chunck,
so let's let Vr go. This is a bad state
of mind to be In nnd thousands, yea.
millions are In It. and since such Is
the case. It becomes all the more nee- '
essary to try to find a bloodless exit
away from this gloom. It has been
asserted over and over In the recent
past that the salvation of civilization
lies with the rural Inhabitant. It
this is true, my! what a responsibility.
The ruralite had hetter get busy.
"These new dances are gonna get
"That's right. Watch your step."
"To lift another's burden Is to
have the weight taken from your