Vol. 6. No. 1.
GASTONIA, N. C., JANUARY 4, 1912
One Dollar a Year
owi McNamara Case, Barrett Drams Les
ions, Declaring That Delusion That Organ
isation’s Worst Foes Come From Without,
^^Fist Be Dismissed.
a the Officers and Members of the Farmers'
lamentable McNamara case, which no
*^^^nient deplore, regrets nor repudiates more
^“^^ndly than all genuinely law-abiding mem-
of the American Federation of Labor,
a pointed lesson to members of the
■" ^^•"•ibers of organizations like our own and
^ Federation of Labor are too apt to believe
^ man is baptized of all sins the moment
initiated. Because he is affiliated with
they, or at least many of them, cannot
^^^ceive that he can do wrong. Hundreds of
*^^sands of members of the Federation were
into the belief that there was a gigantic
from the outside to crush union
and that these two men were scape-
e have had, and still have, in the Farm-
crs’ Tr • .
th ^ class that is firmly convinced
the entire world is arrayed against the
must be admitted that a certain per-
antagonistic to farmers’ organ-
we believe that the larger part of so-
y-at-large is in sympathy with our pur-
nave scourged many false prophets.
^^cbrands, many malcontents from
nut the Farmers’ Union. We must
^ more, until the membership is made
tri of faithful, law-abiding and indus-
%ar^ *^^^viduals. I make the assertion, un-
and , without fear of successful
’^^^iction. that every farmer’ movement,
istory owes its collapse not to outside but
"j tUsin •
foeg influence. Here and there outside
of course, be watched for and com-
th^j.^ • there is no hypocrisy within, if-
^^sh‘ aligning of class against class, no
^y other popular movement, that has fallen
\v^t prejudices, and if there is incessant
A nllless tn di«;tinyiii!h til#' fmm the
ss to distinguish the false from the
^^ilcl ^ by merit, to refuse to be be-
evp ^y flattery, no outside combination
^Ov can disintergrate a great popular
You can look at the national
political situation today, and see the asser
Do not come under the delusion that all men
are holy just because they join the Farmers’
Union. Make up your mind vigorously to
watch out for, discredit, disbelieve and cast
away those who are unworthy, who misrepre
sent and who mislead you. That way lies
salvation or the Farmers’ Union, or any other
CHARLES S. BARRETT.
Union City, Ga., Dec. 21st, 1911.
Special Holiday Offer.
For the next few days we want to get all
those who took advantage of the 10 Cent
Offer on our regular list, and in order to
make it easy for Agents or Local Secre
taries to get up clubs, we make the special
offer to send The Carolina Union Farmer
to new subscribers from now until June ist,
1912, for 30 cents, where they are sent in
clubs of 10 or more.
This offer applies to all who are not now
taking the paper and to those who took ad
vantage of the 10 cent proposition, but does
not apply to renewals.
Local Secretaries, or any Union member,
can send in a club of 10 or more subscrib
ers on this Special Holiday Offer. (From
now until June ist, 1912, for 30 cents.)
THE UNION LABEL.
An Announcement from National Secretary
and Treasurer A. C. Davis.
To the Membership: The organization has
for several years been making an effort to se
cure a copyright for a union label. My ef
forts to the National Union have repeatedly
shown that the Department has for various
reasons refused to grant the request. In jus
tice to the Department it may be well to say
that the chief reason has been this: Before a
trade mark will be copyrighted there must be
evidence that it has been upon all kinds of
goods for which protection is asked. Because
of the multitude of commodities grown by the
membership we have not been able to make
this proof to the Department. I am very glad
to say that our troubles along this line are
about to end. Upon advice of a prominent
attorney I hereby give notice to the member
ship that they mau use the emblem of the or
der, the plow, hoe and ranke, with the inscrip
tion running around the border of the Farmers
Educational and Co-operative Association, as
a label upon any of their products. The opin
ion of the attorney is that any peculiar emblem
that has been used for a number of years by
a fraternal order will be protected in the
I hope that this statement will come to the
notice of every member of the organization
and that we may see a more general use of the
emblem, either as a paster or a tag upon the
articles produced by the Union farmers.
A. C. DAVIS.
Rogers, Ark., Dec. 26th, 1911.
Pee Dee Local No. 413.
Notwithstanding the very inclement
weather, a goodly number of our staunch
members met at the appointed time and place
on December 21st, and transacted considerable
business. All elections of officers were spirit
ed, showing our members determined to start
right for the new year, and push forward to
ward success as never before. Most of the
old officers were re-elected, and some new
Our official board for 1912 is as follows;
President, W. H. Downer; Secretary-Treas
urer, Chas W. Poplin; Vice-President, G. W.
McDuffie; Conductor, J. N. Lowe; Door
keeper, J. B. Brooks; Chaplain, Rev. P. H.
Seago; Executive Committee, J. B. Downer,
C. R. Clark, J. E. Chapel; Organizer-Lect
urer, H. B. Smith. We are showing our de
termination to press forward by paying up
our dues for 1912, and renewing our sub
scription to The Carolina Union Farmer, and
pledging ourselves to support our Union store
at Lilesville, run by Bro. J. A. Seago. It has
saved us a great deal of money during the
past year. We all feel that the crisis is past
and that brighter days are in the near future
for the Farmers’ Union.
A' Happy New Year to all.
CHAS. W, POPLIN,