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New c.u' l.itt-nient and resume of-grifiilliiral Condition iintl Prospects
I'rnm Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, I
Twelve months ago most of the iv
million f.iiinei-. of the United States
wcte stmtllig on the long haid elliuh
out of the valley ot economic ile
predion. They hie not vet nttniti
oil tin hi i trht -. which .nv liithed in
the ginti-ful iinlnne of prosperity.
Some, indeed, have fallen ly the
Tiny. Othets Hie still in the valhy.
Nevi ithcli , lis v.e utop a lilt and
look backward we inn see th.it ery
rnnidei.ih!e ground has been trained
by the cie.it mijouty, anil we tan
enter the New Yi-ttr with lenewed
hope and with that coinage whiih
comes fnm the tcali7.itton that we
are leallv. making piogiess.
A eai ago, lu-n speaking of the
prospects for fanning in 10J2, I aid
that while there whs no icison to ex-,
pott boom tunes for the fanner in
the near future, there was promise
of better times, both for the fanner
and for those whose business is
largely depend-nt upon him. The year
has brought ltilfillmcnt of that
promise. Spiaking genemlly times1
are better, mueh better, than a year
ngo. both for iigncultuie and for in
dustiv. flops have been pood, on the
whole l'riies of Uie major crops are
mostlj considerably higher. While
there has been n corresponding ad
vnnce in the prices of the tilings the
fnrmer must buy, the total sum
which farmer!, will receive for the
crops this year is greater by a bil
lion and n half dollars or more than
that which they received for the
crops of last year. This will certain
ly mean bettor times on the fann.
and faim folks will be able to ease
up a little on the grinding economy
they were forced to practice th pre
WRUCIUNG HIS TRAIN
Stops Whin Headlight Shows Tam
pering With The Rails
An attempt Monday to wreck ti.iin
No. f of the Simla IV Railroad, a
flier eari.ving mail and seveial Pull
man cars hound for Texas and Ok
lahoma, was iepoited by the crew
when the tiaiu reached ,Ioln-t. its
The engineer whs slowing down for
the station when he noticed several
figuies appaieiilly vvoiking over the
rails in the gbue of the headlight
nnd stopped so suddenly th.it passen
gers weie thrown from their scats.
He iepoited that an investigation
disclosed that fourteen spikes had
been drawn and the fishplates toni
aside. One complete section of the
rail had been loocncd
Railroad detectives who investiga
ted epissed the belief that the
wrecking of the tiain was planned by
a gang of robbers who desired to get
at the contests of the expiess car.
ENGLAND & MORROW
Fire, Tornado, Automobih
121 1-2 North Third
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both fresh and cured are always
sold heie -jui.t ask one of our
Our jince ro the lowest -that's
the icnson we have such n big
Your older received for NEW
YEAR'S DINNER will be appre
ciated by us and will reveal new
things too you In meat values and
Sanitary Meat Market
Albert Wolf, Prop.
in North Third.
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The labor uist of pioduclng the
ciops of l'.iJJ was still further re
dtii ed. Theie win- onn- substantial.
eductions in freight iate. Much'
helpful legi-lation has bun enacted
ami mine will be this winter. Inter-1
est lates aie lower anil the credit'
-Haiti has In en (ascil. This has made'
it possible for many fanueis who
ueie rather luaily inohed to re-j
fund their obligations and get them--elves
in condition to win through.
There are still some daik spots.'
In some sections weather conditions
weie unfavorable and uops were'
shoit, and fanueis tn these sections'
aie huwtig a eiy haul time of it.1
I'l eight lates are still too high, es-1
penally for tho-e who tin pay foi
a long haul to m.iike'
Taxes are high, hut this is hugely
due to the uniia i in local tuxes,
ovi-r wliu h l.uimis themselves must
Theie has ,i tn gratifying growth
in fanners' cooperative marketing as
sonations, and more of them are be
ing organized on a .sound business
Aside from the help which has been
given by legislation and by adminis
tration activities, strong economic!
fon.es are at work to restore a more
normal relation between agriculture
and other industries.
The peril in the agricultural de
pression is more keenly realized by
other groups than ever before, and
on every hand a sincere desire is be
ing evidenced to do what can be
done safely to help the farmer bet
ter his condition.
Everything consideied, we have
good reason to expect still better
things for ngiieultuie in the year
CALF HAD NO TAIL LIGHT
Because a ricsno tanner failed to
hang n tail light on a calf, a motorist
sues him for $22U damages to his car,
which complainant -ays collided with
one "young, black cow or heifer at
night, wonigfully, caielessly and
negligently allowed to stray nnd
loam the load, unaccompanied, and
without any lantern, light or any
thing to wain the public of its pres-."
Calves must kain to obey traffic
lulcs. In the meantime, what are
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In the midst of all the New Year Resolutions that we
make, we should not overlook an important one.
HERE IT IS
"I Will Not Sacrifice Quality For Price-In
So Doing I Suffer In The End."
Too many folks buy Kroceries for every dav use, not con
sidermg that a difference of a dime or twenty cents of
ten means a great difference in quality and food values.
Give Your Family The Best
It costs less in the long run means healthier bodies and
stronger minds. Start New Years off right send us a
trial order it will convince you of our superiority.
EITHER CASH OR TERMS
Wc specialize in fresh vegetables and fruits.
W. E. ENGLAND & SON
'Phones 116 and 149
212 West Main
PRES. HARDING ENDORSED
1'iesidcnt Harding indorsed the co
operative marketing of funn pio
ducts at the conference of the Na
tional Council of Tanners' Co-operative
Maiketing associations nt
Washington lecently. act ending to
W. L. Walker, president of the Ok
lahoma Wheat Grower's Association,
who attended the meet as lepresentn
tive of the wheat fanners of Okla
homa. President Harding .said, "co-operative
maiketing among the fanners
promises moie for the present re
lief and permanent settlement of ag
ncultuial conditions than any other
movement befoie the country."
The piesident .stated he had sin
ceie conviction to do eveiy thing pos
sible to aid agncultuie but declared
fai met s them-elves should co-operate
to make the government's efforts
'T k-i nv n" I'.i Mngle movement
that piomi-,'s nn,- i,,.f than the
'oopi'iative marketing plan," Hard
More than 2.1" co-operative associa
tions in the United States were rep
resented. Walker said. They repre
sented crops that were marketed co
operatively and valued at one billion
Other government officials such as
Capper, Meyer, Hoover and Miller
endorsed the "co-op" plan and pledg
ed their support it was said.
HOLLIS MAN IS SHOT
BY 7-YEAR-OLD SON
E. N. Scruggs of Hollis was shot
in the left arm Saturday afternoon by
his 7-year-old son. Tho child was
playing with a shot gun which was
thought to be unloaded. He brought
the gun into the room where his
father was and in .some manner it
was accidentally discharged.
We take this opportunity to thank
our many friends for their kind
patronage, and wish one and all a
Successful and Happy New Year.
Durant Marble Works
J. R. PRICE, Prop.
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WOMAN ASSAULTED AND
HER HUSUAND SHOT
nother M.m Relieved I'.it.illv Woun
ded Resisting Arrest.
A dulling coiiti actor fiom Ramona
is in a Ilartlc-sville hospital, believed
fatally wounded. Ho h said to have
bun shot when he lefused to hur-lendi-r
at Ramon.) to Chnilie Sear.s.
a special officer. A bullet lodged in
A party of five men committed nn
alleged assault Sunday night on the
wife of a Tulsa man. who was visit
ing friends in Ramona during the
holidays. Her husband is said to
have been beaten into insensibility
and shot once through the car. being
left on the load where the assault
Two men wete ai rested nnd placed
in the county jail at Ilaitlesville.
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS HOLD
A large crowd witnessed one of the
most impressive Knights Templari
services ever seen here at thel
Knights' aslum Monday afternoon
in observance of the birth of Christ.'
The Knights were in full uniform)
making a very impressive sight fori
the visiting Masons, their wives and
members of the Eastern Star.
The service was opened by a prayer
by the prelate, Sir Knight W. M..
Clcaveland. The Christmas sermon
was delivered by Sir Knight W. M.;
Crotchfield. in which he paid the
highest of all tributes to Christ, thet
bavior of all mankind. Ills subject
was "If Christ Had Not Come."
666 quickly relieves Colds and La
Grippe, Costipation, Biliousness and
THREE CJIILDREN INSTANTLY
KILLED AT RAIL CROSSING
Tiapped between two railroad
crossing gates, three childien weie
killed when the buggy in which they
wen- liding was struck and demol
ished by a Pennsylvania passenger
tiain near Ada Tuesday.
The lead aie Catherine, 14. and
Emerson, 10, childien of L. T. Hull,
and Irma Hedrick, daughter of Henry
Heidick. a neighbor of tho Hulls.
The gnls were returning home in
the country from high school. Emer
son Hull, who was cmplojed in his
father's saw mill, brought the girls
to school each morning nnd drove
them home in the evening.
C.IRL HEATS HER DAD AS
A RAISER OF CO'lION
Myra Baldwin, daughter of J. W
Baldwin, a Tillman County farmer,)
raised almost as much cotton on three
acres of land as her father did on
forty acres, according to S. D. John-
on, farm demonstration agent,
Miss Baldwin, by intensive cultiva
tion, produced two bales nnd 700
pounds of .seed cotton; her father
picked three bales.
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wash and save the trouble.
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We extend the Season's
Greetings to everyone.
When you want REAL
O. F. Kolb, Prop.
WHY INJURE YOURSELF
ONCE more we pass another milestone in the
history of the world! Once more another year
of progress in civilization! And once more we
stand on the threshold of another, year!
What 1923 will bring forth none of U3 can fore
tell. Such vision is not within our province. But
every indication points to the fact that the work
of reconstruction will proceed go onward with
a determination, known only to America.
We face the next 3G5 days with an optimism
that is certain to bring us to the coveted goal
an optimism that will eventually make America
a better and happier nation.
Let us remember that our goal can only be
reached through co-operation, a unity of pur
pose and a feeling of brotherly love.
To you our friends we extend the greetings
of the season!
The First National Bank
FRIDAY. DEn oft..
NEGRO SHOT BY KATv
George Gray, who vvas ,h , .,
ember 29. by three Bp(.cia, J,?
the Katy railway cm a croc, " "ol,0'
homa City train Just outside If ?k'a
died Saturday night at t mi8?'
hospital in Oklahoma CI y f "'l'7
fection in the wounds, accord '?
hospital 'authorities. atcord"1K to
Joe Palmer, special age.u Bnd .
eran policeman of Oklahoma Citv i,
recuperating from wounds rcceivJ
in the hand and leg when th0 n1
opened f, re on the agents who h?d
started to examine the contents of .
suitcase for evidence implicit!,,!
Gray in the robbery of the Ky S
tion at Agra.
C. L. England nnd Ben Moore Katv
special agents, were not wounded in
the fight. m
Europe seems to be afraid Hit
Turkey will demand an indemnity.
Through ita Officers and
extend the Season's best