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vol. xxxy
No. 25.
Prof. H. A. Morgan Say Co-Opera
Sheriff Roberts Arrests Men Near Arrange With Local Merchant
Will Open, Camp Jackson, Columbia,
Hail Badly Damaged Some Crops,
Lightning Shocked Several Per
sons Caused Other Damage
tive Marketing I the Only
Hope of the Fanner.
Hafriman Bridge Wednes- I Handle Your Products Fighting
South Carolina, July 18,
For One Month.
day light Him Pays You Nothing.
"Unless the agricultural interests of
this country learn the lesson and the
vision of co-operation, the tillers of
the soil will be reduced to a state of
peasantry like that which has charac
terized Russia for hundreds of years,"
declares Dr. H. A. Morgan, president
of the University of Tennessee, at
one of the sessions of the recent Easv
Tennessee Farmer's Convention.
President Morgan threw himself in
to the discussion upon hearing the
question from a farmer in the audi
ence in regard to how much interest
a farmer might expect from his mou
ey he might invest in farmer's co
operative buying and selling agency,
such as was established for the far
mers of East Tennessee in Knoxville
last winter, and where operations are
yet in infancy.
His impassioned appeal for the spir
it of co-operation among the farmers,
not for interest or money alone, but
for the uplift of the great agricultural
interests of the country, was easily
the feature of the sesion.
"What we need and what we must
have if co-operative agriculture is to
succeed is that vision that will look
beyond the interest on your money,
and clearly see what can be accom
blished for future generations. We
will not live but ten or fifteen years
Tom Christams and Otto Stevens, I In community co-operative effort
alias Wilson, were captured by Sher- strong marketing committee is neces
iff W. W. Roberts near the Harimanlsary to look after the sale of the pro
bridge Wednesday night. They were! ducts of the community and in the pur
taken to Knoxville that night and I chase of supplies in quantity.
lodged in jail. Later tney were taken instead of ooenine a new co-ooera
tive store, if there is a successful hon
est merchant in the business in the
community, it will be found more
practical and profitable to arrange
with him to act as your representa
tive. You can agree on the percent
age ot the volume ot business he
to Clinton and their trial was set ror
July 18. v
It wil be remembered that these
two men, along with Chas. Petree and
a man' named McClure, murdered Geo.
Lewis by cutting his throat and at
tempted to kill Andrew Crumley, be
tween Clinton and Oliver Springs May t0 have for his services.
30. Ihey atterward attempted to ron
the Oakdale bank and Petree and Mc
Clure were arrested. The other two
men have been hiding in the moun-
ains in the vicinity of Oakdale and
Harriman since, until arrested as stat-
Several Noted Churchmen Present
and a Time of Great Spiritual
Richness Was Enjoyed.
The district conference of the M. E
Church, south, that convened here
Thursday night of last week closed
its business labors Saturday and most
nf tVi rlplpcra tps returned to their u 1 u.. 1 : .u .
In,r., Inn't evnecf our sons " c Sciu.tu uy icuui-...8
.w..ew, ---- - iunm,e
He can afford to serve you for the
same or less than you could without
long experience in the business. You
could show him the volume of quality
product you would have to be market
ed, and also what you would require
in the way of supplies
Naturally he would realize that his
income would be more secure than it
would be in entering on a scramble
to hold his customers.
community co-operatton win suc
ceed only when the citizenship of that
community appreciate the fact that
their greatest success and prosperi
ty are dependent on the presperity of
the community as a whole.
I have no patience with the view
expressed by1 some that increased
and daughters to carry on our work?
Our great duty is to take the first
step, and be the pioneers of the great
era of agricultural co-operation
f ;f "Do you realize that for the first
-'time in, the hs.!tp.rjfJ((aflhft; United
V estates the consumers outnumber the
j nroducers in this country? For the
hrst time in nisiory ine tousumcis
number 60 percent of the population
of the United States and the produ
cers 40 percent. That is the great
problem agriculture is facing.
"Unles agriculture, which is the ba
sic industry of the United States, can
be made profitable, it will go down
and the United States will go down
with it."
There were several able and prom
inent churchmen present and a time
of rich spirituality was enjoyed. The
usual business was transacted and
several very able sermons were deliv
ered which were richly enjoyed.
acreage in cultivation. Keep every
acre busy; diversify your crops; pro
duce on the farm, as nearly as you
can, everything you consume.
By diversification you can solve
the problem xf over-production of
some crops , and under-production of
The following announcement from
Headquarters Fourth Corps Area con
cerning a civilian training camp is of
special interest to civilians residing
within the following named states:
North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, Alabama, Flarida, Tennessee, Mis
sissippi and Louisana, which are lo
cated within the territory covered by
the Fourth Corps Area.
Location, Date and Duration.
It is comtemplated holding a Citi
zens 1 raining Camp this sumer at
Comp Jackson, Columbia, S. C, on or
about July 18 1921, for the purpose of
t-T; u :..:f:
Rev. Dr. Kicks, one o the committee others. It has been repeatedly stated
that has in charge the erection of the that we consume in Tennessee three
buildings for the new church school
that is to be located here, was present
with his architect and they made a
bushels of Irish jotatoes for every one
we produce; that we have shipped in
to the State far more fruit than we
with the view to determining the
exact location of the first building.
Owing to the brief time from now
until October, when they plan to open
the school to receive students, they
Indications now are that the large
number of ragged and filthy one dol
lar bills that have been in circulation
tnr some vears will soon grow less.
The government is preparing to coin
silver dollars to replace the six hun
dred million it withdrew during the
war so England could have them to
coin money for India. The Indians
do not like paper money as they have
used metal money for many genera
tions, their preference is for silver.
The new silver dollars will soon be
gin to make their appearance and as
they come out the ragged and filthy
paper dollars will begin to disappear-
special trip to look over the ground market 0f the home-grown product
while it is a well established fact that
we have soil and climatic condition
unsurpassed for the production of
these necessaries of life.
Farmers in a community should
find it will be necesary to make the et together and determine what crops
first building a wooden structure, but and what ty.eeds 0f iive stock are
it will be built in such a manner thai best sujted to their partjCular local-
there will be no waste in the struc- itie whjle producing as nearly as
hire, for whatever use it may be putfp0ssibe enouirh for home consump
to finally. By another year they will tion of everythinr required on the
have completed several other build- farm. tIlen agree on the 0f crops
ings and the school wilt move for- and live stock tney win pr0(juce for
ward with energy and along the broad market( so that they may have quan
At this stage of the fighting between
the Greeks and Turks, the Greeks are
having much the best of it and since
England is backing Greece and fur
nishing her ammunition, there is ev
ery indication that the Turks will ul
timately be bardly .worsted.
j Some suggestion has been made
! that fighting cease and the allied pow
ers arrange a peace, but the Greeks
say the issue must be settled on the
field of battle once and for all time.
Talent is something, but tact
is everything. Talent is serious,
sober, grave and respectable;
Tact is all that and more too.
It is not a sixth sense; but it is
the life of all the five. It is
useful in. all places and at all
times. Selected.
lines planned from the first
The architect will begin drafting the
plans at once or as soon as the top
ographical survey of the grounds is
perfected. Chas. Comstock has been
employed to take the topography of
the ground and will commence Mon
day of next week, we are informed.
One of the first" direct moves is to
be indrilling a well on the property.
We are informed that they are about
to close a contract for sinking the
first well. In view of the present in
formation active work may be expect
ed to beein within a few weeks or
days at the furthest
Pagan Creed Concerning Fire.
That fire and water are tba habita
tions of aplrlta ta perhaps universal
article of the pagan creed. The aa
cred ever-burning hearth fire was, In
prlmltlTe days reckoned the special
abode of the household gods; It was,
therefore, considered dangerous to
giro a stranger a burning brand.
First Use of Muslo Notes.
Zt fa not known exactly. In the first
half of the Thirteenth century notes
of definite length were Introduced.
The first real school of composition
was in Fianaera, wuiiam uu nj db
big the first of the composers of thla
school. Ho was born shortly Deiora
1400 and died In 1474.
Importawt Step Upward.
We loan an Important secret f
living when we cease to pat off upon
Mdsbeay or sewtnlng the respo
tttHty far an failure. Exchange.
tity and quality product.
We have such a wide range of soil
types and elevation that we can sue
cessfully produce any thing in Ten
nessee tha can be produced in any of
the Southern States, except Florida,
and we can also successfully produce
many things grown in the Northern
Profitable markets cannot be devel
oped in a day. Buyers have their es
tablished sources of supply. We have
been dumping our products on the mar
ket without regard to condition. Deal
ers have been buying it at their own
prices and have added to the cost 10
the consumer in the majority of cases
far more than the price paid to the
prducer for grading it and preparing
it for the retail market a service that
should have been attended to by the
producer, through co-operative effort,
with very little increased cost, there
by increasing his pnfits at least 50
Community co-operative ettort in
producing quantity, quality and vari
ety product," with practical business
methods of marketing the product will
solve the 'financial problems for the
farmer and in a reasonable time. Will
a 'r,
we eo-operate or win we arm:
"Talks to Farmers" by Capt. T. F,
Peck, Commissioner of Agriculture.
training such civilians as may be se
lected upon their own application
rrooaDie duration ot camp, one
Eligibility And Qualifications
TJhose elegible are physically fit
male citizens who have passed their
ixteenth birthday and who are not
over 35 years of age. Applicants must
have average general intelligence ana
e of good moral character. No edu
cational qualifications are necessary
or required.
Application for Admission
Each candidate for admission shall
file a certificate from a qualified phy
sician that his health and strength are
adequate for the course of training
such certificate to be on official blank
furnished the applicant; also a cer-
ficate from a schoolmaster, clersrv
man, priest, or rabbi; to the effect
that candidiate is of good moral char
acter and average general intelligence
-, "-Expenses,
" Accepted candidate will be furnish
ed transportation from their homes
to the camp and return, and travel ra
ions for the necessary number of day
of travel, or, he may be reimbursed
by the Government for actual cost of
meals for time actually consumed in
travel at a rate not to exceed $3.00
per day. In lieu of such ransporta
tion and meals they may be paid five
cents per mile for the distance by the
shortest usually traveled routes from
their homes to camp and reurn.
Upon arrival at camp, the candi
dates will be furnished clothing, meals,
equipment, ammunition, etc., at gov
ernment expense, for the duration ot
the camp.
Scope of Instruction.
Scope of instruction includes duties
of the private in the school of the
soldier, squad, and company; small
arms rifle practice; guard duty; camp
ing and marching; individual cooking;
care of equipment; personal hygiene,
physical development; discipline anu
Civilians who are interested and de
sire application blanks or additional
information can obtain same by ad
dressing letter to Information Officer,
Civilian Military Training Camps,
Fort McPherson, Ga
Eyes of Night Birds Lars.
Tha eyes of the birds that fly by
sight are anally nearly doable the
else of those that go abroad by. day.
Galosh Not Modern Footwear.
The modern galosh la bat the grand
child of a long line of strong, sturdy
ancestors from the boots of Captain
Kldd down. The boot wearing fever
got so bad In England once that par
liament had to be petitioned to restrict
the making of boots. "The merchant
and mechanic walk In boots," so read
the complaint, and "many of our
clergy In shoes and galoshes. Univer
sity scholars maintain the fashion like
wise. Attorneys, lawyers, clerks, serv
ing men all delight In this wasteful
A severe rain and wind storm struck
Crossville and vicinity and Crab Or
chard Wedncfd.-'.t- afternoon of last
week with disastrbus results in some
ca3es and considerable injury in oth
ers, while the downpour of rain was of
great benefit to growing crops.
On the farm of V. C. Smith con.
was badly damaged by hail, a shed
was blown down and other damagg
done. At the home of Charles Well"
damage was done to crops as was thi
case at the home of L. C. Zirkle, af
neighbors. So far as we learn no oth--er
damage resulted- from hail.
A barn .yas .blown idown near the
porhousc, while on the farm of A. L.
Garrison a large silo was completely
demolished. In Crossville some trees
were blown down and fences damaged
to some extent, although the loss was
At Crab Orchard.
At Crab Orchard the damage was
very serious. John turner and son
and Emmett Turner, who were work
ing for D. M. Wheeler, had just hitch
ed up a team to attend the funeral of
W. C. Renfro, who had passed away
the night before, and as the storm
came up they drove the team into the
barn. Lightning struck the barn, set
it on fire and knocked the men uncon
scious. John Turner recovered con
sciousness hrst and seeing the barn
on fire he carried his son and Emmett
Turner ,ut of the burning building,
but was so dazed and weakened that
he could do nothing for the team,
which was burned , up with the barn,
as was a mare belonging to .Mrs. Lee
Noland, some harness, about 50 bales
of hay, some corn and other things.
Mr. Turner called for help and by
the assistance of others succeeded in
getting the two injured men to his
home, a short distance away. All who
were injured by the lightning have re
covered or are in a fair way to do so, .
it is thought.
D. M. Wheeler was sisting on the
porch the barn being to the rear of
the house some distance and did not
know that the barn was burning until
some people from Crab Orchard saw
the blaze and came running. He had
eard the noise when the lightning
struck the barn and thought it had
truck some object not far away but
did not think it was so close as his
barn. The barn destroyed was an old
one and Mr. Wheeler had been con-
idering buildidng a new one for some
When the people reached the burn-
g barn they thought the men were
side and were being burned to death
but learned in a short time that they
had been taken to a place of safety.
It seems the same storm set the
depot on fire by lightning running in
on the wires. The blaze was discover
ed at once by the agent and put out.
Mrs. G. L. Hill was slightly shocked
at the same time, but it resulted in
nothing serious.
There is enough rock salt, it is es
timated, in one large area in the mid
dle west and south-west, to supply
the United States for a million years.
' Sheridan and Cumberland."
The story Is told of Cumberland
that ho took his children to see "The
Behoof "for Scandal" and when they
laughed rebuked them, saying that h
saw nothing to laugb at In thla come
dy. When this was reported to Shert
dan, his comment was, T think that
confoundedly ungrateful, for I went to
see Cumberland's last tragedy and
laughed heartily at It all tha way
through." Henry A. Byera In "Tha
Oaaaoctlcac Wits and Other Essays."
G. P. Burnett and son and daughter,
Lawrence and Miss Daisy, Charley
Campbell and Miss Violet McCartt all
attended the State B. Y. P. U. con
vention at Nashville last week.
,The true glory of a nation is"
ati -intelligent, : honest,' industri
ous, Christain people. The civi
lization of a nation depends; on
their individual character; a
constitution which is not the
outgrowth of this is not worth
the parchment on which it is
written. Selected.

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