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VOLUME XXXVII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1922. NUMBER 6
VRDICI Of MS[JG1
_ AGINST I
Judge Wilson -Gives Eath
10 Years
CASE APfEALED
To HIGHER COURT
After a Three Day Trinl Two Clin
ton Men Charged With Murder ofI
Hosea Martin Found Guilty of Main
slaughier with jilecommendation to
3Iercy3.
"Guiltylof manslaughter with recom
Ineldation to mercy" was the verdict
returned by the jury Saturday after
noon at 5:45 o'clock in the case or the
State against Luther 'lmm1ons and
Mcnrce Willard, young Clinton 'men,
Aried for their life last tweek in crim -
inaal court for the death of City Po
licemuan Hosea Niartin, killed on the
night. of December 14 when Martin, in
company with four other peace officers,
attempted to intercelpt Timmnons and
Willard on their return from the moun
tains of North Carolina with a cargo
of whiskey en route to Clinton. They
were given a sentence of ten years
lcach hy the presiding judge, John S.
Wilson, and after a motion for a now
trial was 'denied were granted bond
hi the sum of $5,000 each pending an
nippeal to th supreme court.
Thus ended the first chapter In the
strugglo Wvhich the two confessed Ii
quor runners are mtting Ill) to gain
their freedom fr'om the charge of mur
der laid agaInst them iby the state.
The next chapters iwill )e written as
the ease progresses through the su-,
preme court unless they decide to
abandon their appeal and accept the
verdict of -the lower court.
Called for trial Thursday morning,,
the case has attracted more interest
than any ot'her trial in the county ini
years, such crowds pressing into the
court room on the first da9'of the trial
that the -presiding judge had 'to nollid
-ip the machinery of the court for 9ver
a (uiarter of an hour at ope time un
til -the bar of the court could be suf
fleiently cleared to allow court ofll
lals, jurors and witnesses to find seats
and until. the doors and windows had
been sufficiently cleared to allow pro
iper ventillation. Many speetators
were here from time to time from out
side the county, among them being
Chief of Police M. B. Chandler, of
(Ireenwood, and Siheriff , I ugene S.
NBlease, of Newberry.
The .trial twas markedby sharp legal
clashes from the time that Ur. S. C.
Hays, ,flrst witness for 'the tate, was
'put on the stand until thedefense clos
ed with its last witness in rebuttal. So
hlicitor Blackwell was aesistel in the
prosecution by J. .Robert -Martin, of
Greenville, and'jiames H. Sullivah'anil
Phil D. Huff, oek the local ,bar. The de
fense was represented ' y the firm of
(Featherstone & Knight, of the local
'bar, with W. R. Richey, ' associatc
counsel. 'Mr'. Richey -wad unable tQ
address the j'ury in 4tho case -when he
'wa oxpected to Saturday .morning on
account of a ibereavement inihis family
the night before.
After the jury wp~s dismissed Satur
day afternoon, It wats currently rum
ored t'hat on the first .ballot six jurors
stood .for conviction id various degrees
ind six for acquittal. Bly a~ processof
conmpromise and dissection of testi
.nmony, the ratio was changed 60 that
advocates of 'lon.ict-ion -gained~ a' de
cided majority, but a resolute stand on
the part .of. a small milnority lead to a
report' to the presiding judge from the
jury' that they were' 'hopelessly' dis
agreed. After insti-upionso from the
judge to deliberate' further, the mihori
.ty was finally brought over by com
promise to the verdict which' was
bfinally rendered. The juryr remainedI
out fo'r five 'hours and te'n minutes.
'It appeared early in the trial -that
.the state would 'base its case ern the
facts as related' in the testimnohy
at the inquest, substantially in effect
that 'either Timmons or Willard de
Ilberately shot dowd~ tble police officer
-in their .attempt to evade arrest and,
that both,' in the absence ,of. a confes
eonm, wore parties to the crime,
The main plea of the' de'f~nhe wasI
,. Tat neithier Timimons nor .Will ard gigt
01) the1 nI~ht, of the 4ragedy~ bhtthat
the 'death of. PoliensMa ?rtiry. was duie
'to a 0tray 'biutlt fired y1 one athe.
jolice officers 'themselves,- 'thes intima- 1
1tion-by the.'itddMtetion of rirtrs'
e"sperts ing thete strEiybull~t was
bred by (ameos W, Oi'qWa;:Luroe qhibt
IT[R R[TURN[D
IMION AND WILLARD
of police, who Was a ieimber of the
raiding party. The defense's other
contention was. that A1artin, a city po
licenian, was without his authority in
loing pol-ice duty on the county high
way and that Timnons and Willard, al
though -on anl unlawful errand, .were
niot subject to arrest by him anfl that,
wenl thoudh they had known who he
vas, which they denied, they had 'the
:ight to def'end themselves. It. is- said
hat the latter plea had strong weight
vith the jury in its deliberations.
To substantiate -their case, the state
ntroduced the examining physician on
lie night\of the tragedy, Dr. S. C.
ays, who gave the course of tile bul
et from the leftabdomen1 in a slightly
nelining direction to Its exit in the
,ear about four inches to the right of
he median line, and the four othd*
>flicers, Itural Policemen C. L. Owens
ind T. 1). Abrams, and City Policemen
[as. T. Crews and 1Robert Wham, nwo
f whom testified to seeing the flashes
rom the Tinnons car which -brought
,he deceased ofilcer to his death.
Outside of -the general denial as to
aking iart in the shooting that night
ind the attempt to show the inprac
icability of either of the defendants
iaying shot with precision under the
,onditions as they existed when they
)assed Policeman Martin, the defense
ttempted to support its theory that
tlartin -was killed by a fellow ofider
)y proving that the bullet which kill
d Martin and was later found in a
ocal undertaking establishment came
rom the same gun 'yhich fired the buil
et found lodged In the back of the de
endant's car the next morning. As
Thief of 'i'olice Cri~vs admitted firing
he -latter bullet th'e inference, though
lever directly brought, out in the tes
imony, was that he also fired the Mar
in bullet. It was on this point that
he greatest struggle of the case was
ought. The two bullets were adlmit
ed by .the state to be of the same cal
bre, 45 steel jacketed, and that Chief
3rews fired such a -bullet on the night
)f- the killing. But, the defense had
he obstacle to overcome Qf a dissili
arity in the 'bullets themselves. On
Jhe butt end of the Martin bullet a let
:er "U" was found imprinted, but
here was no such letter on tile butt
md of the bullet found in the Timmons
.ar and admitted by Chief Crews as
imving been fired by him. The infer
3nce of the defense nwas that sonic one
Interested in Chief Crows' behalf, real
izing 'the hazardous position of the
itate, had willfully tampered with the
Wfartin bullet by stencilling- the letter
'U" on it to make it different from
tie other bullet. To lend color to this
inference, the defense introduced four
witnesses claiming export knowledge
3f fireavms and ammunition, including
three ex-army. ofice's and,, a former
ammunition dealer, who testified that
in their emperience they had never
known before of a 'bullet having any
kind' of letter imprinted on the butt
enid. !!Dach of them, alsontestifled that
the flash of a amobkeless powder buml
let, such as caused the death of Mar
tin, was shorter than .that of the old
fashioned black powder. and that a
p~erson standing some distance ahvay
6oul4d not tell, as tihd police officers
claimed in this case, from 'what direc
bion the bullet was fired.
The defense's . exper't Ibullet testi
mony 'was 'introdtuced Friday morning.
The state .evidently took advantage of
the neon recess to' secutre further in
formation odu the bullet question,' for
dliring the aftern'oon, ll its re-direct
examination of Chief Crews and Its
introduction by reply of W. P. -Hud
gens, local ammunition dealer, it
sprang a sturprise by having these wit
nesses oppn builets of the R'emington
Arms Mu'nition Combany plainly sho'w
ing ethe letter "U" imprinted on the
butt end. Eeolying to a question fromn
Solicitor Bllackwell, 'Mr. Hudgens itaid
tfiat lie did not have'this kind of bul
let 'in giock now ,though he had han
dIed it at ~ne time. Replying to Mr'
Kfifthmt, Mr. Uudgensewais tnable te
say whether or npt Mr. Crdwa had
mpde'- a puirchase of bullets of this
makei and calibre from him previous
the night of the hojnicide. Hie was now
carrying, he said,Mnly 'thQ Western
Automatic Arms Company shells o1
this ca~Ubre, Mr. Crows flajizi'g prei~
ously testified that this was the nigke
of 'bullet which he- 'bought tror~n Mr.
fibidgns some.. tinte last' ye~r, 'theet
. (ontuued 6n Page Three.)
'HOND MONEY AltiIVES
City Fathers Pay 07 Debts Made in
A' ileiptill of Bond Stiles.
City Council met in extra session
Monday iight to dispose of 1part of the
$55,000 water, sewerage and street
bon1d finloney (which Was reecived from
the puretasers last week.
Mr. Lamar Sith tit, secretary of t(he
1liurlens Mill, had beeni askd to be
present. with ian account of the money
advalled by the milIl for sewerage and
4treet work inl the ilii village and lie
was preent with a statement showing
I total of around $31,000 expended. On
motion of Alderman Dial the iayor
1u11d clerk were instructed to repay tile
mil III(he eitire amount voted for sew
%rage, $20,000. and approximately
f9,000 fotr street work, Mr. Smith In
limtatinig that It 'would he satisfactory
Lo the imill to carry the balance and
thle small amount neleded for (op)le
tion of the work tiliIii it was convel
en t for the city to pay it.
At motion of Alderman Dial's was al
;o carried to reimy the Watts Mills tle
16,000 advanced for North Iarper
itt.t work and also to repay the cIty's
eneral fund $9.000 used on this street.
With the $11,00 left inl the street
)Ond iseIC antd the $9,000 carried to
ie genleral fiuid, coul ci I(stiiates
1hat it will have sulicient fiuds to
0miuuplete tile work in view oin Iairlins,
Ililirch, (ordon and Lee streets.
WOXNI'S AUXILIARY ACTIVE
Micees of Women's Auxiliary to .imer
leani Legion Elected an Plans Made
for the Future.
The Wonen's Auxiliary of the Amer
can Legion, which secured its charter
Mly a ioith ago, is now a live and ac
ivo organization boasting of a mom
)ership of fifty of the wives, modtheirs
and sisters of ex-soldiers.
At a recent meeting of the auxiliary
.he following officers were elected:
Mrs. Dave Childrcss, president; 'Miss
[Ieriy Wright, vice president; Miss
Cebecca Lake, secretary,* and Mrs. J.
D). 'M. Smith, treasurer.
,One of the plans of the auxiliary for
lie future is to conduct a luinch stani
:n. 'Satui'days on the court house
r'ounds. The first of these stands met
bvith considerable success last Satur
lay. Mrs. Childress, presldent of the
tuxillary,' expects that in the future
:he lunch stands will furnish the
neans for the auxilIary to carry on an
xtensive program.
CIVIC LEAGUE TO
PLANT MORE FLOWERS
L'1y Divided by Wards. Flowers in
Large Nubers to be Planted.
To make a good city better and a
pretty city prettier, are the motives
behind the Women's Civic 'League, who
tfter making the Court -Hous grounds
is attractive as, they are now, are
planning to make the city at large as
attractive as is possible.
The league ha divided its activities
atlong theso lines accordlpg to wards,
each 'ward having a leader' and~ a ward
flow'er. ' It is ipinnedl to hav'b the se
bected1 flower in each ward -planted in
large numbers.
In Ward 1, wvher'e Mr'sr S. D). Chil
dress was elected leadei', "Red Verbe
na" has been selected as the flower. In
Ward 2, "Nasturtim" has been agreed
upon as .the flower, and the program
there wvili be 10(d by .Mrs. M. 1I. Hun
ter. No flowver has yet been chosen in
Ward 3, butt Mi's. F. -M. Smit-h, its lead
er, expects that planting wvill begin
soon after a flower is accepted. Ward
4, led by Mi's. WVilliamn Solomon, will
plant the "Petunia" and Wai'd 5, 'where
MIss Sadie Sullivan 'ls leader, the
"Salvia" will be planted. In Wir'd4
Mirs. Albert 'Dial was eleeted feadei'
and the flower accepted Is' the "Pal
sam" or "Touch-Me--Not".
The ofmiers of the Civic 'League are:
President, li's. J. S. Bennett; Vice
President, iMrs. W. L., Gray; Secretary,
Mrs. B. L. 'Jones; Treasurer, Mi's. J.
N. Hludgens, and Publicity Chairman,
Mrs. L. G. Balle.
Mr;' Iamar' Smith, secretarf~ of the
Laurens Mill, states that his compatny
'has set out 750 water oaks alonig the
new sti'eets ,recently completed utnder'
the village beautifying plan which his
comipany -is carrying on. With the
new 'houses,\new~ streets, shade trees
and the interest which the 'people of
Che community are already 'taking in
a' "village .b'eautiful," Mr.. Siith 'pre
diets t'hat 'in a few years th~e Laitrens
iMill village 'will. be one of the pretti
est epotp tj -the country.
I'allh 3Mills 1aund wIll PlnyonPb
lie isquare.
Ily special arnentthe Walts
.\ills Concer't lnd of mlore than11 thlir
0y i)eces will give a fre' (oncert in
ILantren s next Sat urday afterinoon at 1
o'clock on the pblic sinIa re.
'I'he b'an1d, organ izedi several years
ago, has e:irned an enIvi::bC reputa
tion for' itsell as a musical org:iin
tioni. iTnd1er the ieadershipl of i:rector
W. S. Nickerson, wil) gained lutsi<-'
rapu la ion n ll d proficiency wiWe vwiHI
Sousa's all d, the Watts .1111 ! i en'
ipromises to ,Com111ar11 favorhIv ivith
the mlore widl(iy linowln orgizatiins.
he'l following I prog"n has xeen ar
ranged for tle tree 'coicert tihat will
be givoeni next Satunrday:
"larchl ---"ibevrty\ 'l-ads" 0. 1'. smith
Overt ur ie--"Dit erin nator" ". ~CwellI
Orieital--".\larch to Mecca", F'. l)ewcli
Itariton e Solo- "True .ove Pol ka
WV. 11. Ko ifo-.
Trombone llag--"I'aggy Troimone'
W. -11. eifer
Oriental "T..... Phe Iajah" Stihern
Serenade-"Minight 1Echoes" Ilialon h
March-"Hattle of the Winds" lable
NEW ('OUNTY AGENiT ARIMIIVES
C. L. Vaughni, Who hals Had Wide Ex.
perlIlee iI Boll Weevil Terrilory,
Took Up Ils Duties .oinday.
C. IL. Vaughn, an agriculturist of ex
cellent training and varled experlience,
has been appointd county agent to,
Laurens county to take the place of J.
E. Trevathan, who resigned receitly
to take up coulity agent work in North
Carolina, according to aninotincemen t
just made by Director W. W. Long, of
the 'Extension Service. In 'Mr. Vaughn
Laurens secures an linusually strong
man, who is in position to lead a strong
fight against the onicomilng boll weevil
in that county.
Mr. Vaughn arrived in the city Mon
day and entered upon his ditis imme
diately. Ills oflice will be in the same
room in the court house formerly oc
cupied by Mr. revathan.
Mr. Vaughn is a graduate of Clemson
college in the clhss of 1915, 'and has
had two ye'ars''experlence In teaching
agriculture in 'Darlington county and
in. North Carolina; one year's exper
Cnce in county agent work in North
Carolina; two years' ex)erience in
cotton breeding work for a large South
Georgia farm company; and two years'
experience as county agent in Georgia
in the midst of the 1boll weevil infes
tation. iHe is therefore well fitted for
leadership in agricultural affairs in
Lau rens county under present. condi
tions. ,
Having spent. several years in the
Georgia boll weevil territory, Mr.
Vaughn is particularly alive to the
needs of farmers in the iresence of the
boll -weevil. In his county agent vork
in Georgia, he was very successful in
arousing the interest of business mIen
and corporations In heliping to fight the
battise of diversified farming, and had
much success eslecially with livestock
work, sweet potato storage house %work,
boys' club wvork, etc.
SCHOOLS WILL BE AIDED)
Rural Oraded Schools in Laurents
County to Receive State Aid.
,RL. 'P. Wilson, County Superintend
ent of Education, has been notified aby
the State Departament of Education
that all applfTations for state aid of
rural -graded schools in *Laurens coun
ty will be paid, probably before the
end~ -of this month.
I-n spite of this, however, several
schools in -the county may have to
close due to lack of funds, Mr. Wilson
statedl, although lie was unable to say
at this time howv many a1ndl which of
the schools will be affected.
. MRS. SUE MYERS
Mothier of Mr. Boyce Myers, of This
Qity, ied In Gastonia, Friday.
Mrs. Sue Myers, iwidow of 'the late
R. C. Myers, and mother of Mr. Boyce
Myers, of this city, died at 'the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Bolster, at Gas.
tonia, 'N. C., last Friday, amn was
'buried in theo cemetery of that city.
The deceased moved to Laurens from
Greenville about 35 or 40 years ago
and was a resident of this city up un
tul a "few years ago, when the and
her htuaband moved to Anderson, where
Mr. IMy'ora (lied abotut three years ago.
T1ho deceased was 78 years old and
leaves six children, three sons and
three ,daughters.
Site wg's a good 'woman, and the
older people 'who knew her deeply
sympathize 'with these left behind i1
their sorrow,
C. E. PAlKii)It )EA1)
$on-ini-Lai of I. It, Itichey Died 8ud.
deily in IBlriingiami Early Satur.
day Morning.
News was received in the city Sat
urday morning of the sudden death in
Birmingham, Ala., of Claude E. Par
ker son-in-law of Mr. 'W. It. Richey,
of tis city. .r. Parker, who fwas oil
a tou r of inspect ion or government
l'iii(lings, arrived at his hotel in
Birmingham Friday night complain
ilg of what physicians calleI In to see
him diagilosed as acute Indigestion.
-lie showed signis of recovery, however,
and was left in his room with medi
cine to take. A hotel clerk going to
his room later.-In the night found
that he had passed away.
The reimaiis were ;brought to La
rlens via 'Clinton Sunday morning and
Snday afternoon interment took
Vlace in the LI4llrens cemetery, sdrvic
es being conducted )y Rev. C. T.
Squires, assisted by local ministers.
Among those'attending the services
was a representative from I the office
Iof -the superviing architect in Wash
ington, the office force also sending
a )eautiful floral wreath to place on
his grave.
Mr. 4Parker was an insipector out of
the oflice of the supervising architect
in Washington and 'held a reSponiSi
ble position with the government.
While supervising the construction of
the local post ollice 'building a few
years ago he married Miss Annie
Richey, of this city. Sinte that time
the nature of his profession has pro
vented them from living here very
much of the time, but by occasional
visits lie had retained many friend
ships which were made during .hin
residence here. ie is surviv'ed by his
widow, who was visiting her parents
here at the time of his death, and two
children, besides his father, Robert E.
Parker, formerly of Washington and
Virginia ibut now a resident in Neov
York with one of his daughters.
ANNOUNCES FOR RE-ELECTION
~Supervisor " Watts -States Deciniitely
That lie Will be in the hiace This
Siummer.~ ~ ~ sae
Sulpervisor J. D. W. Watts stated
definoitely yesterday that he would be
in the race this sunmer for re-electioui
as supervsor of the county. He sai41
that his .platform would be the recordI
he hasimade during his-ternm of dfilco.
There have been until now, no other
avowed candidates for this office.
AUGUSTUS HUFF
PASSES AWAY%
Prom inent CitHzn of Laurens 'asses
Away Shortly After Midnight Sun
day.
Augustus Huff, for thirty years Iden
tifled witt the business interests of
Laurens, passed away at his home in
-this city shortly aftey midnight Sun
day night. imr. IHuff had been in de
clining health for over a year, but
had a sudden turn for the worse titr
ling Saturday night. Sunday morning
lie appeared better, but during Sunday
evening hie sank rapidly and shortly
after twvelve o'cloclf passed away.
The funeral services wvere held at
the house ,Tuesday .morning at 10
o'cloolt and from t'here the body was
en'rried to the Laurens cemetery anu
laid .to rest. Service were conduted3(
by his pastor', Rev. 'P. F. Kilgo, of the
First Methodist church, assisted by
other pastors of the city. The aciy
pall bearers were mainly selected from
aipong 'the stewards of the Methodist
church and the 'honorary pall bearers
were a number of his business friends
and associates.
Mr. 'Hluff was .born. -in GreenvfIlle
county, but early in .life 'look up farm
ing in the western ipart of this coun
ty, where he married.a Miss Sullivan.
His first wife died many years ago and
he later married a 'Miss Richardson, of
the Mountville section. About thirty
years ago he moved to Jaiurens andi
entered the fortilizoer business,. repre
senting the Virginia Carolipa Chomil
cal Company and its predecessors cein
tinuously since that 'time. By close t
tention to his duties and sqiuare deal
ing 'with his customers, he ,built lip a
very large business 'in' 'his county.
Besides his wvidaiw, the deceased -Is
taurvived by E., A. H-uff, of Greenville,
a son iby lis 'first marriage, and the
following sonls and daughters by his
second'marrlake: .P. D.. fuff, of Lau
rens; Otis Huff, a lay student at the
University of South Oodrolina; hir's. I.
El. Cartledge, 'of Augusta; 'Mrs. Dan
uSawyer, ,:of Bailey; and M(iss annie
Huf:who -Is teaching at NLumberton,
N 0,.
10 ADDR[8S F RtR8
Another Big Mass Meeting
Friday
TO DISCUSS
COTTON MARKETING
.lle i i.:s o4 be) IId in Held 1-11 La1nrens ald
Clihiltn szlday of 1ii WekIi. Fm
iii'l l'g dtovl .ien Ithe 1 cel ina and
br ie''dll on rktiI llitns,
Thomins C. .\! a. ii.ofl hish pville,
one oftesae. b et:wles a
hv'in sve'ured tl;irr~ te f'amer'; of*
1::1tt-ire s county :1 . ' 11ublic mass
mu tinigs wvhich wvill !.I t-ld Friday,
.\iren :12 11h. at 1.1 a. 1m. inl t his cit yanld
at 2 . m1. the same hy in Ciniton.
Tlhe lleetiligs are binc*g arrani ged by
.1. 8. Craig, cfharian r Iilireis
(nuny:1 of the South Carolilla Lottoni
Gro wers' (Co-operative association, and
are be ig ellel for tle purpose of
ealinlilig 4alren1s count1y farmlers to
furlther aceluailt thlliselves with what
the- cotton mariketin ig planl of ,e asso
eiation is, andl( what it inte.-Is to do0
for the illdividual falmersi joilili; with
it.
Mr. Mc Leod is a farimei. anad has
signed tievontract or the association
himself. lie will tell at t lihese ectilgs
why lie 111 done So, an1d what it 'will
m1qa1 to others who joiin inl tlie sign-pil)
('ampiaign./
The plans of the South Car-olima
associatIon tt to secure Pledges or
-100,000 bal0 of cotton by lay first,
in order that the program for cotton
pooling may continue. A1r. Mclieod
will tell what co-operative Ilarketilng
of cotton -has meant for the farmers
of Texas, Oklahona and other states,
wiele mole than 125,000 fairmeirs have
al ready pledged 2,000,000 bales of cot
ton.
Ilaving matie a study of the co-oper
ative 1p1lan of selling cotton, Mr. Mc
hLod is in an excellent position, those
in charge of the mneeting sta'te, to tell
farmers how tile association will save
every peniy lost througlih weatile'r
damage, iimarket (hiiping, inder grad
ing and other wastes in tle present
system of selling, and all fariers are
urged to be present at either _or both
of the meetings to hear him.
BANKER ENDO11SES 41OTTON
M1AltKETING ASSOCIATION
.,. 1oper Sees Advaninages to Farm
'rs of Co-operaltiVe Seliliig.
That tile Southern farlmeir knows how
to grow cotton and needs n1o cotton
growers organization. but a market
Ing association to profitably sell his
cotton after it is grown, was tle opil
ion of Mr. C. I. Rolper, cashier of the
lEnterprise National Bank, 1who, when
ilteriIcwe(l on the subjliect -by the Ad
vertiser irepoter, endorsed ine mar
keting plan of tile South Carolina Cot
toi Growers' Co-operatve Association.
Mr.-Rloper has made a careful sur
voy of the farmuers' lproblems and was
of the opInion t'hat the selling en'd of
cotton was of as much, or more im
portance thlan that of Its growinlg, aind
that this Important part of thle bust
floss of farmIng has been sadly neg
lected.
"The marketing plan of thle South
Carolina Cotton G rowcrs' Co-operative
Association Is at present the only
movement that. can remedy the condi
tios nlow exIstIng, and will r'esult in
Inestimable good by minimizing the
weather damage of cotton, since one or
Its lplans Is to hlave the cot ton that is
pledged' to thle association, shipped to
their war'ehouses as soon as It Is
gInned," said 'Mr. Roller.
Whlen asked Iwhlat plossile effect thle
association may have On th% price of
cotton, Mr'. Roper stated that while
that was hard to ascerltaIin, he0 was in
cdined to believe that cotton sold
thriough the assocIatIon wold returin a
better price Lhan dcatton1 sold otherwIse,
since0 thle association -would sell in
large quantIties of a .specItied grade
and few IndIvIdual far'mers are, able
to sell in thlat mannei'.
"It .would be well," concluded Mr.
Roper', "tor every farmer to acquaint
himsolf wIth the purpose of the niar
keting association, and realizing Its
-great possibIlitIes, gIve It Is full co
operation,"
Winthrop Daughters'
The Winthrop Daughters are to
meet 'FrIday afttornoon at 3:30 o'clock
with Mins Lilly 'Miller.

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