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The Manning times. (Manning, Clarendon County, S.C.) 1884-current, June 14, 1922, Section One Pages 1 to 8, Image 2

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Open Forum for Expres
sions for or Against Co
operative Marketing
Six thousand new members-thirty
million pounds more.of tobacco, added
to the Tri-State Pool of the Tobacco
Growers Co-operative Association
luring the past three months prove
the irresistible prgress of the move
ment which now includes over 72,000
tobacco farmers of the Carolinas and
The directors of this largest to
operative Morketing Association in
America, who are tobacco farmers
elected by their fellow growers of to
bacco, predict that this recent in
crease of members and pounds will be
doubled before the warehouses open.
When 175 warehouses of the or
ganized growers open their doors,
those who have failed to sign the con
tract, must trust their crop to the
auction warehouses for another year,
according to the directors.
The minority of growers in three
States who are waiting to see what
the auction system will do with their
tobacco this year becomes smaller by
hundreds every day.
Since thousands of Eastern Caro
lina growers heard the message of
Aaron Sapiro and the doors of four
big warehouses towns swung open
in Eastern Carolina the campaign
has taken on new life.
Several Eastern North Carolina
counties have now passed an 80 per
cent sign-up and intense campaigning
continues by warehousemen of the as
sociation to bring the average sign-up
of the Eastern Carolina counties to
more than 75 per cent of their pro
Celebrating the successful sign-up
of 85 per cent of Surry county to
hacco, thousands of farmers from six
counties staged a mammoth meeting
at Elkin, N. C., last Saturday where
Oliver J. Sands Executive Manager
of the association assured the grow
ers of the successful progress of each
department of the marketing asso
ciation. Hundreds of contracts from
Virginia and South Carolina reaced
Raleigh headquarters last week.
We must confess that we are not
impressed with the campaign of Mr.
Aaron Sapiro, the California lawyer
who is in this state seeking to line
up the farmers for co-operative mar
keting. He seeks to arouse the feel
ings and prejudices of those in his
audiences, against the warehousemen
who dare to conduct their business
as they have a right to (o under the
law and the constitution, just as
much as Mr. Sapiro has the right to
organize the farmers to sell their to
bacco in a pool.
In other words it is nothing more
or less than a business proposition
and that is all there is to it, and it
seems to us that Mr. Sapiro is rather
hurting his causes when he criticises
the warehousemen who dare open
their warehouses and refuse to come
into his pool, for we repeat who can
honestly blame them for not being
willing to give over a business in
which they have spent their lives, to
an uncertainty where there is no
guarantee, and there can be no
guarantce that they will even come
out whole with their business intnct
as it was before and their property
free of encumbrances if they should
accept the dlictunm of Mr. Sapiro and
qluietly acquiesce in his plan.
13ut there is another reason wvhy
The Times cannot sit idlly by and
publish articles that the Co-operative
Marketing- Association is sendling out
bronadcast in quoting from Mr. Sapiro
without eriticism- tor it reaches quite
as deepl y the morale and the confIi
d ance of the people* and their intel
ligence. and sane development as the
e'conom ic side of the situation in the
stale of their tobacco, and it is this:
What if the farimers of Eastern
North Carolina take Mr. Sapiro at
his wor'd and believe that the ware
housemeni of Wilson and Eastern
North (Carol ina who darec to sell their
tobacco on the open* market are
wvolves, hypocrites, and blind sheep?
M~r. Sapiro may be able to any that
and( get away with it because he will
re(turnl to his home in California and
the spaice (of ai continent will' dlide
mmm~'~'. i~ty where he has dropal
pod the seed of his meendliar'y doe
trline and where he abides. But
wha: of the' folks in eastern North
<aretina, if they shall believe all that
Mr i. Sapiro has pictured thenm?i The
'only thing in the wvorld worth while
is eaiontidenc'e, on that our homes andl
e'redtit are built, and imer ftrade and
rely (on the word oif eac((h other, but
if they are wolves how can they have
any faith in each ot herb
We ha v' noticedl that nearly every
farmers move ment. generally ends in
'tn appeal to pr'ejudlice and paitison
rathIr' thban reason. Why is this?
Iit bau se the leaders oif these
movemen1i't s lel iive the farmers are
tools ant cannot, he aroulsed in any
other way, or that they really feel
that every business men who has
anything to do with the farmers starts
out with the sole intent and purpose
>f skinning him.
WVe are thankful to say that the
W.L. I 60ES9
farmers of Wilson county have,
learned in the sad school of expe
rience that every one Who comes
along with such talk is not to be
relied on, and whonever'they do, they
take what is said with a grain of
salt ami they should. The whole
truth of the matter is that the farm
ers have a right to pool their tobacco
if they feel it is to their interest, and
on the other hand the farmer who
does not care to pool his tobacco and
sell it on the open market has an
equal right to do so, and the ware
houseman has just as much right to
open his warehouse and sell tobacco
as the warehouseman who so desires
has the right to place his in a pool.
We are simply writing this edito
rial to say that any campaign that
seeks to array one class of people
against another .is not. properly con
ducted. The Times has always
sought to keep our people together
that they might cooperate in the best
sense of the word, they cannot co
operate with their hearts full of bit
terness towards each other. We feel
that we must condemn such tactics
whenever they appear. The appeal
should be to reason and not to pas
Time will tell whether selling to
bacco on the open market and the
pooling is the best. It will be the
better demonstrated on account of
the competition between the two sys
tems. If the Co-operative marketing
system has secured al lthe territory
except Wilson as they say they have,
they certainly have sufficient to as
certain whether their system will be
G better of the two. Let's keep
cool while we wait and see.-Editorial
taken from the Daily Times, (Wilson,
N. C.,) of June 2, 1922.
New York, June 12.-The fury of
the electric storm that swept New
York late today dehtroying prop
erty and life, broke suddenly over a
little amusement park at Clason's
Point, the Bronx, lashed into a Fer
ris wheel crowded with young peo
ple, crushed it to the ground and
passed on leaving six (lead and more
than forty injured.
Shrieks of mirth broke from the
steel cars of the wheel as it car
ried its cargo of youth high up
into the breezes. Then the storm
and maddened cries of fear and
agony as the upper half broke away
and was catapulted by the winds
into the shallow waters of Long
Island Sound. The lower half
buckled and fell a twisted mass of
steel, wooden girders and human
bodies. The hundreds of men, wo
men children in the rester were
thrown into a panic. Amid the
lightning flashes, the thunder's roar
and the rain torrents, women faint
ed, and men fought and children
were brushed aside in frantic ef
forts to reach shelter and to lose
sight of the ghastly pile that so
shortly before had been a wheel of
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But marty rushed to' the wreck
and worked madly to extricate 'the
bodies of the living and the dying
and the dead. Efforts were made
to telephone 'for ambulances and
physicians but the storm had .taken
the wires. Men in commandeered au
tomobiles were sent to nearest hos
pitals two miles away 'and seen
corps of physicians, surgeons and
nurses were at the pork, Four 'am
bulances responded and they worked
in relays removing the injured.
Many of the frail buildings of
the concessionaires in the park were
blown away or badly damaged. As
the bodies were taken from the
wreckage of the wheel they were
placed on the bathing pier. After
an hour, more than forty persons
had been extricated. Five were dead
and a number of others were said
to be dying.
Members of 'the crew operating
the wheel declared the storm broke
so suddenly that it was impossible
to remove the passengers.' They said
about sixty persons were in the
cars when the storm struclk.
Night feel asa half hundred men
were set to work tearing apart
the wreckage an dthe removal of
the victims progressed slowly. nU
der one huge piece of steel, in a
depression in the ground, lay a boy
of fourteen and .his ten-year-old
sister. As the steel was removed
they stood up unhurt and ran to
the arms of their sobbing parents.
The boy said they were in a car
that had just left the ground gyhen
something happened, he did not
know that he was stunned for a
moment and the next thing he
know; that he was stunned for a
him by the arm and asked:
"Are we in a tunnel, bubbie?"
The dead were taken from the
cars that were thrown into the
sound. A wheel 1.00 feet in diam
eter was constructed only recently,
park ,officials srtd, and was con
sidered one of tne best in construc
Dust Explosions, a back containing
the results of 7 years of investiga
tion by the United States Department
of Agriculture, is soon to be issued
by the National Fire Protection As
sociation, Boston, Mass., in the inter
est of reducing fire and explosion loss
es. The book was prepared by David
J. Price and Harold H. Brown of the
Bureau of Chemistry of the depart
ment, and is expected to be a welcome
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addition. to .lhe meage lterAtire on
a subject that has been found Of. great
economic importhue to divers indus
tries. It is of interes articularly
to .manufacturers in dust-roduing
indstries, operator's of grainithrash
.' outfits, coal 'mine diprators, own
of cotton gins fire and accident
insurance compaq fes, inspection de
partments, engineers, architects, col
leges, and libraries.
One of the numerous tables shows
that in this country there are now
about 21,000 manufacturing plants in
which combustible dust is an unavoid
able by-product. These factories, al
ways under the menace of loss
through dust' explosions, annually
turn out products to the value.of near
ly 7 billion dollars. That there is
widespread danger has been proved
by the occurrence of d isastrous ex
plosions of dusts' of aluminum coal,
cork, cottonseed flour, grain, leather
malt phonograph records, rice rubber,
sawdust, spices, starch, auger, and sul
phur. The authors have Investigated
every notable dust explosion in the
United States and Canada many of'
which are discussed in the new publi
Chapters are devoted to nature and
theory of dust explosions, industries
producing dust and their extent, eli
mination of sources of ignition, pre
vention of explosions by control of ex
plosive mixtures phenomena of ex
plosions, dust collection and removal,
static electricity, explosions in grain
thrashing machines, plant 'construc
tion, cotton gin fires, coal dust ex
plosions, and review of explosions.
Most of the work with wilt-resistant
tomatoes in the South, where Fusar
ium wilt is prevalent, has been suc
cessful, and further effort is being
made by the United States 'Depart
ment of agriculture working in co
operation with State agricultural -col
leges through county. agents to im
prove the varieties of tomatoes grown
and introduce the wiltless varieties
into new communities.
All the 5 resistant varieties, mar
vel, Norton, Qolumbia, Arlington, and
Norduke, sent t9 boys' and girls' club
members have been grown aucce
fully in many localities where regular
commercial varieties 'failed because of
wilt. Although these varieties are
not immune, they possess enough re
sistance to insure a good crop if oth
er conditions are favorable. A few
reports of failure have been receiv
ed, but the real cause in all such
cases investigated was root-knot, bac
terial wilt, or blight. It therefore
seems wise to urge the general in
troduction of these and other wilt
resistant varieties wherever Fusarium
wilt is prevalent, says the department.
From the 3 years' work already ac
complished it seems that these variet
ies will have to be tested repeatedly
to determine which is best adapted to
the local needs and conditions of any
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ties of any other crop; it is pointed
out. In some gardens' the resistant
tomatoes were free from blossom-end
rot 'and in no case reported did they
suffer more from this leases than
the varieties formerly grown.
An instrument for testing soils on
which roads are to be built has been
devised by the Bureau of Public
Roads of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture. It consist of a
metal disk resting on the soil and
supporting a cylinder into which shot
can be poured. The apparatus is held
in position vertically by means of a
tripod at the top of which is mounted
a small dial that tells to one-thousand
th of an inch how far the disk sinks
into the soil as shot is poured into the
cylinder. By means of the instru
ment it is possible to get information
as to how the soil will act in wet
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The kind of soil beneath a road sur
face has a great deal to do with 'how
it will stand up under modern trail.,
and engineers look upon this as an im
portant consideration in determining
the kind of road to be built,. This is
confirmed .by a number of instanoe
where twohections o fthe same road
have been built in exactly the same
manner- nnui subjected to the same
traffic but on different types of soil.
One section has lasted wel lwhile the
other has broken up in a manner that A
can only be explained by a lack of
supporting power of the. soil beneath
the road.
The bureau has fo} some time been
investigating this question along var
ious lines both in the field and in the
laboratory, studying the characteris
tics of different soils and experiment
ing with means to keep down the
moisture content of the soil and thus
increase its bearing power. The lat
est development has been the new
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