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BY C. H.
COOPERATIVE COTTON MARKET
Jn a few days the farmers of ou
cunty will have the opportunity t
join the Cotton Growers Marketing
Association, the object of which the
will be told is the obtaining of bette
prices for their product.
Now as better pricers is what w<
all desire, and as some of our farm
ers seem so positive that this organ
ization will accomplish its .purpose
let us endeavour to find out for our
selves if they are right, and if they
are then join with them so that wE
too may be benofitted.
In Texas they began marketing
cotton through their association sev
eral months ago, and they state tha
,members are getting about ten dol
lars per bale more than outsiders
Yet what the actual profit will be can
only be told at the end of the season
'hen final settlement will be made
Z heir statement of what results s<
fr have been is interesting.
But mucji more conclusive evidence
of what we may expect is furnishe<
by an investigation begun by the Bu
reau of Markets of the Departmen
of Agriculture in 1916. Ample tim<
was taken, and nothing was left un
done to make the investigatioi
thorough. The object was done t<
.,determine the difference between the
price the farmer got for his cotton
and the price the mill paid tb th,
cotton factor. After more than twc
years of study a bulletin was issued
and we would be glad if all our farm
ers would send for it.
Arrangements were made witl
a number of large and small mill:
to furnish the, bureau with sample
from bales they purchased, togethe:
with the date when bought and the
price paid. The samples were al
carefully classed. Over 15000 sam
ples were thus obtained.
During the same period covered it
securing samples for mills, county
classers in the state classed abou1
120,000 bales for producers and ob
tained information as to the date an<
place of sale and price received foi
a large part of this cotton.
Now as to the results. We quot<
from the Bulletin, "A comparison o1
all coinciding sales as to grade, stapl<
and date selected from the sale o:
ap:roximately 200,00 bales sold it
North Carolina, South Carolina an<
'Georgia, showed that the mills pail
an average of 232 points, or $11.61
per bale, more than the average price
received by the farmer on the sam
date for cotton of the same grad
and staple." So we see that th
results so far claimed by the Texa
association seems to be reasonable
A difference of ten dollars a bal
is enough to make a farmer begin t
think, and his first thought is no
very coplimentary to the mills. Bu
if we farmers are going to turn ove
a newv leaf and become business met
we must not let our feelings ru
away with us; but must look at th
- atter from a business standpoint.
Some yeas back a bill was introdu
-ced 'in our state senate that refere
to cotton, As it was of interest t
the mills the president of a chain c
mills appeared before the committe
in charge of the bill. In the cours
of his argument he said that he pr<
ferred to buy his cotton from a facd
or rather than from the farmer
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This declaration ,brought out a vig
orous protest from some of the farm
ers present-Josh Ashley exclaiming,
r "Colonepl, I thought you were the
farmers friend; I am surprised to
hear you say that." The committee
paid no attention to the interuption,
nor did the president of the mill.
But we knew he had reason for tak
ing the stand he did, and we soon
had an opportunity to ask him whet
his reasons were. Expressing the
I pleasure, it gave him to explain his
position, he said that their exper
ience was this: Wishing to buy a
large number of bales of cotton it
was an easy matter to place the o
der with a factor. Its staple, grade
- and general character could be stipu
lated. Now in such a large number
of bales some will be found which do
not come up to the contract. That
it will be so is well known to both
i parties. So these bales, when found
. by workers handling them at the
mill, are set- aside, and representa
tives of each of the contracting par
i ties meet and adjust the differences.
I There is no feeling whatever-it is
- simply a matter of business. But
he said when the mills buy direct
from the farmers these same defec
- tive- bales will get into the mill, but
how will it ever be adjusted? Of
course if it appears that fraud has
been attempted we could punish the
guilty party but that is not business,
i and as to the minor losses, there
I would be no pleasure in trying to
collect from the farmer.
- Again he said a mill is organized
to manufacture, and not to speculate
in cotton. When we get an order
for cloth we place with a factor an
order for the number of bales of
just the kind we need. We know
what we will get for our goods, and
I what we can pay for cotton out of
which the goods will be made. All
this is a simple business transaction.
But suppose we are buying from the
farmers, a large part of the cotton
they furnish is not suitable for us.
and we must turn around and sell
it. Of course we can't take risks
as to price, and so like any other
business we must look out for our
safety. The losses from damaged
cotton is enormous, we must take
that into consideration and as we
are never certain which bales may
contain such we must make allow
ance by fixing a low price for all.
I So it appears we suffer all this
loss year after year, and blame every
body but ourselves. The remedy is
in our own hands. Let us study
a the plan that has already been adopt
ed by six states, and if we wish to
s be ben, 'ited let us, too, adopt it.
And let us bear this in mind
e Only those who cooperate will be
y benenitted. Any one can see that
t those who refuse to come in will be
t just as helpless as they now are. C.
i We have stated probably a hun
*s dred times that wve cannot publish
an article of any kind in The senti
- nel unless we know who the author
I is, yet every week we r'eceive letters
S for publication with nothing to tell
f us who wrote them. Unsigned let
e ters go to the waste basket.
e We will not publish a correspon
-dent's name if requested not to do
- so, but The Sentinel must know who
-. sends in every article we publish.
dant is entitled to y our trade I
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY, OF PICKENS
By N.. A. Christopher, Esquire, Pro
Whereas, L. J. Jewell - and J. E.
Jewell made suit to me to grant them
Letters of Administration of the Es
tate of and Effects of Samuel Jewell
These are therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and Creditors of the said Samuel
Jewell deceased, that they be and ap
pear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Pickens Court
House, S. C., on the 27th day of Jan.
1922, next, after publication hereof,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
Administration should not be granted.
Given under my Hand and Seal,
this 17th day of Jan. 1922, in the
146th year of our Independence.
N. A. Christopher,
.audge of Probate, Pickens Co. S. C.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CRED
All persons holding claims against
the estate of the late J. H. Durham f
must present the same, duly proven,
on or before the 10th day of February, ]
1922 or be debarred payment; and all
persons indebted to said estate must
make payment on or before the above
date to J. W. M. Durham.
J. W. M. Durham,
MARTIN & EARLE
Pratice in all Courts.
Pickens Office in Court House.
Greenvlle Office opposite Postoffice,
C. '. CH!RISTOPHER
Pratice in all Courts.
Office over Pickens Bank.
Pickens, S. C.
B. F. Martin, Sam B. Craig
E. M. Blythe O. C. Keith
Greenville, S C Pickens, S C
Martin, Blythe, Craig & Keith
Pickens, South Carolina
Practice in State and Federal Courts
Pickens Office Phone 39
J. R. Martin J. H. Earle
Greenville, S. C. Pickens, S. C.
DR. J. L. AIKEN
Masonic Bldg., Pickens, S. C.
Onbroved FarmO in Pickens,
Oconee adGreenville counties. City
proprty G enville, Easley and
RE.BRUCE, Pickens, S. C.
willbrek aCold, Fever and Grippe
quicker than anything we know, pre
rt.He is your neighbor anc
ity, where the business men
aar in this directory are know
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If y.ou wish to knowv something oi
vice, ask any of our owvners. All a
We, the undersigned, hereby warn
all persons not to hunt birds on out
land, under the penalty of the law.
T. B. Robinson
J. M. Brazeale
P. M. Brazeale
O. C. Crenshaw
J. L. Hunter
J. A. H. .Townes
S. L. Simmons
J. T. Massingill
W. M. Martin
J. B. Brazeale
W. P. Long
The time for taking returns for
he fiscal year 1922 will open the
econd day of January, 1922,"and will
lose February 20, 1922, after which
0 per cent penalty will be added, as
rotided by law for non-returns.
Reassessment of all property' will
made in 1922, as provided by law.
Tax return blanks for 1922 may be
ound at the following places:
Central-Farmers Bank, Central
3ank, Isaqueena Mill.
Central R 4-W. S. Gantt, J. L.
Calhoun R 1-T. S. Ramsay.
Cateechee-L. L Leopard.
Norris--D. C. Garrett.
Clemson College-P. S. McCollum
Liberty-Liberty Bank, Farmer
md Merchants Bank, W. B. Glenn,
Casley Mill No. 2 office.
Liberty R 1-M. Joe Boggs.
Easley-Ea-ley Mill No. 1 office,
lommercial Baik, Easley Loan and
[rust Co., Magistrate Jameson, Alice
dill office, Glenwood Mill office.
Easley R. F, D.--L. L. Smith, J.
Dacusville-N. B. Williams, G. W.
Marrietta R 2-... S. Edens.
Pickens R 2-D. E. Garrett.
Pickens R 3--J. B. Chastain.
Pickens R 4-S. B. Edens, A. C.
Nimmons-!. C. Bowie.
Eastatoe-W. R. McKinney.
Six Mile-J. L. Dillard.
Sunset-A. T. Winchester.
HENRY A. TOWNES, Auditor.
Million Packets Of
Flower Seeds Free
We believe in flowe rs around the
homes of the south. F1kwers brighten
up the home surroundings and give
pleasure and satisfaction to those whc
We have filled more than a millior
packets of seeds, of beautiful yet
easily grown flowers to be given tc
our customers this spring.
'ouldn't you like to have five
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There is no obligation to buy any
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rs In Greenville
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ill, S. C.
In every large stock of mor<
from time to time-Maybe the bo
doesn't injure the quality of thei
as O4 and Ends.
For the neoct few days I shal
various kinds of merchandise at s
I need the room-so these go(
Here are a few things found
things not listed here. Come let
One lot Boys' pants
One lot Lalies Swea
'. One lot Children's i
One lot Men's Swea
One lot Children's SI
32 One lot Men's and Bc
One lot Ladies Coat
One lot Ladies Coats
One lot Children's C<
One lot Ladies Shirts
One lot Men's Overc<
Bring us your produce. 'Couz
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Can furnish odd sizes
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You are aiwa
handise a lot odds aid ends will be found
K for a pair of shoes gets misplaced--thi.
hoes--But never-the-less they are classed
1 place on sale all Odds and Ends of
in amazingly low prices.
)ds must go.
in this sale. But there are various other
usshow you through these goods:
ter- - -
trade is appreciated.
A BINET WORKS
ash, Doors and Mouldings.
ne of Builders' Hardware.
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ck at the right price.
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