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RED CLOVER ALFALFA AUttCE TIMOTHY BLUE GRASS Why Sow Poor Seeds when it takes just as much work to sow them as good seeds? Sow Brents Premium Seeds They are the BEST They SAVE you work Arc CHEAPER in the end. Your HOME MERCHANT will supply you The C. S. Brent Seed Co. Incorpomtcil Ask for Catalogue. Lexington, Ky. AUTKMUS NEWS Oscar Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith, was hurled hero In the Itlco cemetery Wednesday. Oscar was n handsome, Intelligent young man, aged 22, and had many friends. Wo extend to the bereaved family the sympathy of the community. The musical recital held at the A. H S. was splendid with a big at tendance. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mur phy cntortalned a number of young folks Friday night with their nook cards, sea foam and fudge. Mrs. Sim Rains and daughters Lucille nnd Ethel were the guests of Mrs. W. T. Logan Sunday afternoon. Lew Webb and daughter Nettle spent the week end at Pleasant View, Ky. The Misses Nollio Parrott and Bea trice Hughes were visitors here. Blllle Lundy and Tom Davis, of Davis Bend, were visiting relatives here Sunday afternoon. BROWN EYES. Note: Please sign your own name to correspondence also. Who would he without the homo town paper? 11 K C I T A 1j by Students from the Classes of Mildred Murphy, Expression Mnc Carter, Piano Union College Auditorium March 31, 11)112, 7:0 O'clock Reading: Angelina at the Seelbach "Anonymous Evelyn Black , Piano: Pierrette '. Chamlnade Deborah Ryder Reading: Billy Brad and the Big Lie Ellis Parker Butler Bernlco Humfleet Piano: La ZIngana Bohm Fonzlne Black Reading: The Hen Edmund Cooke Eunice Lumpkins Reading: Limitations of Youth . . Eugene Field Jack Heath Piano: Etude Fantastique Friral James Booze Reading: Ananias of Poketown . . Anonymous Marjorle Moore Piano: Rondo Capriccloso . . . . Mendelssohn Ruth Owens Reading: At the Sign of the Cleft Heart Theodosta Garrison Ethel Miller Piano: Polonaise MacDowell Margaret Wilson You Hare Heard of the The Patrician of HERNDON DRUG CO. 'incorporated. The UtexaM store S o Y B E A N S c o w p E A S ELEGANT BLACK FROCKS Those simple, elegant black frocks of silk crepe, for afternoon, have nr aristocratic quality that endears there to women nnd they aro found In nil' displays. One of them shown here Is n straight-line model, blouscd at the' waist, where roses made of the crept! are set tn a girdle also made of It ' The sleeves of georgette aro slashec'i from nrm's-eye to cuff and the edgetl finished with green and white silk braid. PARKER DUOFOLD saHHH s sac'- iBBBSBSBSBSBSBs" Here It Is! We invite you to inspect it. YOU will not be urged to buy merely look at it and try it and learn how good a fountain pen can be. This pen is the Pierce-Arrow of the fountain pen world. cRfd-brovn barrel, black lips. Heavy manifold point. Cold-filled clip. Guaranteed 25 years UOOveeks. Price S7M PALMER DUOFOLD For tknt 'mho vant i btft amj com ajfvrd tie ftnc$7jOO or twenty fire yrt of pen tatisfaction (tit causa momtkjthu it yut tin pern. DEALER'S NAME HERE all Fountain Pens . in, it r AufiU aananBaBOBBOHeBa Some Aspects of the Farmers' Problems By BERNARD M. BARUCH (Reprinted from 1 The whole rural world is In a fer ment of unrest, nnd there Is nn un paralleled volume and intensity of de termined, If not nngry, protest, ami an ominous swarming of occupational con ferences. Interest groupings, political movements and propaganda. Such a turmoil cannot but arrest our atten tion. Indeed, It domands our careful study and examination. It Is not like ly that sis million aloof and ruggedly Independent men have come jogetlier and banded themselves Into Active unions, societies, farm bureaus,' and so forth, for no sulllclent causd. Investigation of the subject conclu sively proves that, while there Is much overstatement of grievances and Wis conception of remedies, the f:irn",ri are right In i-oiiiphilntr.; of wrongs long endured, and right In holding that It Is feasible to relievo their Ills with benefit to the rest of too community. This being the case of on Industry that contribute, In the raw material form alone, about one-third of the na tional annual wealth production and Is the means of livelihood of about 49 per cent of the population, it Is ob vious that the subject Is one of grave concern. Not only do the farmers make up one-half of the nation, but the well-being of the other half de pends upon iliem. So long as we have nations, u wise polttclal economy will aim ut a large degree of national self-sufficiency nnd self-containment. Rome fell when the food supply was too far removed from the belly. Like her, we shall destroy our own agriculture and extend our sources or food distantly nnd precari ously, If we do not see to It that our farmers are well and fairly paid for their services. The farm gives the nation men as well as food. Cities derive their vitality and are forever renewed from the country, but an Im poverished countryside exports Intelli gence and retains unlntellfgence. Only the lower grades of mentality and character will remain on, or seek, the farm, unless agriculture Is capable of being pursued with contentment and adequate compensation. Hence, to era bitter and Impoverish the farmer Is to dry up and contaminate the vital sources of the nation. The war showed convincingly how dependent the nation Is on the full productivity of the farms. Despite herculean efforts, agricultural produc tion kept only a few weeks or months ahead of consumption, nnd that only by increasing the acreago of certain staple "crops at the cost of reducing that of others. We ought aot to for get that lesson when we ponder on the farmer's problems. They are truly common problems, and there should be no attempt to deal with them as If they were purely selfish demands of a clear-cut group, antagonistic to the rest of the community. Rather should we consider agriculture In the light of broad national policy. Just as we consider oil, coal, steel, dye stuffs, nnd so forth, as sinews of na tional strength. Our growing popula tion and a higher standard of living demand Increasing food supplies, nnd more wool, cotton, tildes, and the rest. With the disappearance of free or cheap fertile land, additional acreage and Increased yields can come only from costly effort. This we need not expect from an Impoverished or u happy rural population. It will not do to take a narrow view of the rural discontent, or to appraise It from the standpoint of yesterday. This Is peculiarly an age of flux and change nnd new deals. Because a thing always has been so no longer means that It Is righteous, or always shall be so. More, perhaps, than ever before, there Is a widespread feeling that all human relations can be Im proved' by taking thought, and.jthat It Is not becoming for the reasoning ani mal to leave his destiny largely to chance and natural Incidence. Prudent and orderly adjustment of production and distribution In accord ance with consumption Is recognized as wise management In every business but that of farming. Yet, I venture to say, there Is no other Industry In which It Is so Important to the pub licto the city-dweller that .produc tion should be sure, steady, and In creasing, and that distribution should be In proportion to the need. The un organized farmers naturally act blind ly and Impulsively and, In conse quence, surfeit and dearth, accompa nied by disconcerting price-variations, harass ttie consumer. One year poU toes rot In the fields because of excess production, and there Is a scarcity of the things that have been displaced to make way for the expansion of the potato acreage; next year the punish ed farmers mass their fields pn some other crop, and potatoes enter the class of luxuries; and so on. Agriculture Is the greatest and fun damentally the most Important of our American Industries. The cities are but the branches of the tree of na tional life, the roots of which .go deep ly Into the land. We all flourish or dedla with the farmer. So, when we of the cities read of the present uni versal dUtres of the farmer, of a ftlsav f tx.MUUa dollars In the farm vmlM tMr ? la a'tistfU year, a oAmM-mI.'a. Swiua-m ' Atlantic Monthly) of their Inability to meet mortgages or to pay current bills, and how, seeking roilof from their Ills, they nre plan ning to form pools, Inaugurate farm ers' strikes, and demand legislation abolishing grain exchanges, private cnttlc markets, and the like, wo ought not hastily t6 brand them as economic heretics nnd highwaymen, nnd hurl at them the charge of being seekers of special privilege. Rather, we should nsk If their trouble Is not ours, nnd sco what can be done to Improve the situation. Purely from self-interest, If for no higher motive, we should help them. All of us want to get back permanently to "normalcy," but Is It reasonable to hopo for that condition ualcss our greatest and most basic in dustry can bo put on a sound and solid permanent foundation? The farmers are not entitled to speclnl privileges ; but are they not right In' demanding that they be placed on on equal foot Ing with the buyers of their products and with other Industries? II Let us, then, consider some of the farmer's grievances, and see how far they are real. In doing so, wo should remember that, while there have been, nnd still nre, Instances of purposeful abuse, the subject should nut be ap proached with any general Imputation to existing distributive agencies o'f de liberately Intentional oppression, but rather with tho conception that the marketing of farm products has not been modernized. An ancient evil, nnd a persistent one, is the undergradlng of farm prpd ucts, with the result that what the farmers sell as of one quality Is re sold us of a higher. That this sort of chicanery should persist on any Im portant scale In these days of busi ness Integrity would seem almost In credible, but there Is much evidence that It does so persist. Even as I write, the newspapers announce the suspension of several firms from tie New York Produce Exchange for ex porting to Germany as No. 2 wheat a whole shipload of grossly Inferior wheat mixed with oats, chaff and the like. Another evil is that of Inaccurate weighing of farm products, which, It Is charged, Is sometimes a matter of dishonest Intention and sometimes of protective policy on the part of the local bujer, who fears that he may "weigh out" more than he "weighs In." A greater grievance Is thnt at pres ent the field fanner has little or no control over the time and conditions of marketing his products, with the result thnt he Is often underpaid for his products nnd usually overcharged for marketing service. The differ ence between what the farmer re ceives and what the consumer pays often exceeds all possibility of Justi fication. To cite a single Illustration. Last year, according to figures attest ed by the rnllwnys and tho growers, Georgia watermelon-raisers received on the average 7.5 cents 'for a melon, the railroads got 12.7 cents for carry ing It to Baltimore nnd the consumer paid one dollar, leaving 70S cents for the service of marketing and Its risks, as against 20.2 cents for growing and transporting The hard annals of farm-life are replete with such com mentaries on the crudeness of pres ent practices. Nature prescribes that the farmer's "goods" must be finished within two or three months of the year, while financial and storage limitations gen erally compel him to sell them at the same time. As a rule, other Industries qre In a continuous process of finish ing goods for the markets; they dis tribute as they produce, and they can curtail production without too great Injury to themselves or the commu nity; but If the farmer restricts his output. It Is with disastrous conse quences, both to himself and to the community. The average farmer Is busy with production for the major part of the year, and has nothing to sell. The bulk of his output comes on the mar ket at once. Because of lack of stor age facilities and of financial support, the farmer cannot carry his goods through the year and dispose of them as they are currently needed In the great majority of cases, fanners have to entrust storage In warehouses and elevators and the financial currying of their products to others. Farm product are generally mar keted at a time when there Is a con gestion of both transportation and finance when cars and money are scarce. The outcome, In many In stances, Is that the farmer not only sell under pressure, and therefore at a disadvantage, but are compelled! to take further reductions In net returns, In order to meet the charge for the service of storing, transporting, Amino Ing, and ultimate marketing which charge they claim, are often exces sive, bear heavily on both consumer and producer, and are under the con trol of those performing the services. It Is tme that they are relieved of the risk of a changing roarktt by telling at ones; but they art quit wlU- m tg t take tb tfawW thane. If the favorable e4 I tMr a4 they can retain fer' thessMlvM a part of the service charges that are ftl form, In good years and bad, with high price nnd low. While, In the main, the fnrme must sell, regardless of market conditions at 'the time of tho maturity of crops, he cannot suspend production In toto. He must 'go on producing It he Is to go on living, nnd If the world Is to exist. Tho most ho can do Is to curtail pro duction n little or alter Its form, nnd thnt because ho Is In tho dark as to tho probable demand for his goods may be only to Jump from the frying pan Into the fire, tnklng tho consumer with htm. Even tho dnlry farmers, whoso out put Is not seasonal, complain thnt they find themselves at a disadvantage In the marketing of their productions, especially raw milk, because of the high costs of distribution, which they must ultimately bear. (Continued next week.) ORDINANCE An ORDINANCE providing for the Improvement of South Main Street (or Caudllt Avenue) In tho City of Barbourvlllo, Kentucky, from tho south end of Cumberland river bridge to Poplar Street, Includ ing the Intersection thereof, at the exclusive cost of the owners of tho real estate abutting such Improve ment, to be apportioned among and assessed upon the lots and parcels of land abutting feet on said street, by paving Bald street with concrete: Tho Board of Council of tho City of Barbourvlllo, Kentucky, do or dain os follows, viz: Sec. 1. That South Main Street (or Caudlll Avenue) from the south end of tho bridge over the Cumber land river to the Intersection with Poplar Street, Including said Inter section, bo Improved and construct ed on the ten year payment plan, at the exclusive edst of the owners of abutting real estate on each side of said street, by paving said street eighteen feet In width, nine feet on either side of the center line of said street, with concrete. Sec. 2. That said street be pav ed and constructed in accordance with plans and specifications which have been adopted by the Board of Council and nre now on file in the office of the City Engineer and in the office of the Mayor, and are here referred to. Sec. 3. That said timprovement and construction of said street be made at the exclusive cost of the owners of real estate abutting on said street, to be apportioned among and assessed upon the lots and par cels of real estate abutting feet on said street; and a tax shall be levied upon such lots or parcels of land for the payment of the cost of such Improvement to be assessed thereon, which tax shall be due and payable at tho office of the Treasurer of said city upon the completion of the work and acceptance thereof by the Board of Council, as shall be provided by ordinance. iSec. 4. That the cost of paving the intersection with other public ways, Including one half the width of the street being Improved oppo site other streets which run lnjo but do not cross the street so being Im proved and the proportion of said improvement abutting upon pro perty belonging to the City of Bar bourvllle, or any Public school shall be borne by the city and paid for in the same manner as herein provided for other property owners. Sec. 5. The Cfty Engineer is here 7m jm. I '&0SE -V &me llssssssssBIWI 9 XTsVl y w . til Floors for Real 5 Thump! Crash! Bang! Isn't that the way chil dren generally play? Yes, it's hard on floors, but here's a floor finish ,to withstand even that hard usage. It's HANNX'S lustro-finish This superior finish keeps the floor looking bright and lustrous all the while. Hard knocks can dent, but they never break it. It's elastic and durable and so sticks to its job through every test. You can apply it yourself. Lustro-Finish is also fine for furniture and wood work. Sold by Cole, Hughes & Co. mntotAh BMTMMrnoN of ORNAJf HNTAIi TKBB0 The State Department of Agrlcul turo has In the two nurseries located In tho Slate. Fair Grounds Louisville and at Frankfort the following trees for distribution: White nsh catalpa, wild cherry, red elm, black lociist, red maple, sllvor maple, pin oak, red oak, chestnut oak, red bud, sy camore, varying from two to eight feet In hotght. Thcso trees may( bo secured In lots of not less than ten trees nt tho nom inal cost of 5c each. for trees up to C feet In height nnd 10c each for trees- 7 to 10 feet Weight for ex pense of packing ana drayago, f. o. b. express office at Loulsvlllo or nt Frankfort. These trees are somewhat Bmnll in size, easily handled, making small express charges and when planted should grow rapidly. Neighbors or communities should order Jointly to save expense In shipment. Form in clubs and Bend order at once. Theso trees nro available for road side, parks, school grounds and for street and lawn planting. Send your order direct to or com municate with F. W. WINSTEAD, R. F. D. 22, Box 25, Louisville, Ky. by directed to advertise for bids for paving said street, In accordance with the plans and specifications hereinbefore referred to. They shall advertise for bids not less than two consecutive weeks In some newspa per published In said city. Bids, when received, shall be sealed and endorsed "Street Paving Bids," and be directed to the Mayor, who shall keep the same and open them in the presence of the Board of Council, at bucIi time as shall bo designated In said notice, or advertisement. Each bidder shall accompany his bid, with a certified check on some -solvent bank for the sum of $100, payable to the order of the Treasurer of said city, which shall be returned in event of rejection of said bid and returned to the successful ' bidder upon execution of the contract. The Board of Council shall reserve the right to reject any and all' bids. Sec. 6. Tho successful bidder shall execute bond to the City of Barbourvllle, Kentucky, In the sum of $500 with good and sufficient surety, to be approved by the Coun cil for the faithful performance of his contract; and the contractor shall within twenty days begin the work of construction, and complete the same with diligence and without delay. Sec. 7. The payment of taxes assessable against the lots and par cels of real estate abutting said im provement shall be made In accor dance with the ten year payment plan, as provldeU by Chapter 113 of the Acts of tho General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, of 191C, If the owners of said property desire, or may he paid in cash upon the completion and acceptance of the work by the Board of Council. Sec. 7. This ordinance shall take effect from and after Its passage and publication, as required by law. All ordinances and parts of ordi nances In conflict with the provi sions of this ordinance, are hereby repealed. Passed March 24th, 1922. Approved March 24th, 1922, THOS. D. TINSLEV, Mayor. Attest: H. L. Taylor, 'City Clerk. crvice ? "