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Oxford eagle. (Oxford, Lafayette Co., Miss.) 1876-current, July 14, 1921, THE FARM BUREAU SPECIAL, Image 2

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November 1, 1920 the farmers of
Lafayette County began to discuss the
organization of a Farm Bureau
These discussions continued for twe
months and three hundred fanner?
were induced to join. Farmers every
where were free to express theii
doubts as to the success of the under
taking, The institution is now nearly
six months old and in this paper you
will see a complete repoi-t of the work
done and results accomplished for the
first five months. From these figures
you will see that the Bureau has sav
ed to it- patrons $20,201.59, paid out
$2,131.22 for expenses and put $2,
052.23 in the sinking fund to take care
of any mishap that might occur.
These results may seem small but
the Lafayette County Farm Bureau
1s a new institution and all babies
must crawl before they can walk.
While we had 300 members only
146 of these had paid up when we
began business, this only gave us
S1460.00 to operate on. With this
small capital we have handled about
$150,000.00 worth of business in five
months time. Suppose we had the
full $10,000.00 instead of the$1700.00
that had been paid in up to July 1st.
We could build a cooperative potato
curing house and cooperative cotton
seed selling house and still have twice
as much operating capital as we have
had this year. A ten thousand bushel
potato curing house will mean a sav
ing to the farmers of about $10,000 in
one season and a co-operative cotton
seed selling house will save the far
mers from $5.00 to $10.00 per ton on
their seed every season.
Now farmers I want to show yrou
something else. If you sell your own
cotton, cotton seed, peanuts, potatoes,
corn, hogs, cattle etc., in other words,
if you sell your own farm products
and buy your flour, salt and sugar
you will do more than a million dol
lars worth of business every year.
Two per cent on this amount would be
twenty thousand dollars. With this
twenty thousand dollars you could
keep the same force you now have and
add to it a cotton grader, a dairy
specialist, a club boy’s specialist and
a dozen men to do terracing work dur
ing the months of December, January
and Feburary.
To make a long story short here is
what your $10.00 will buy;
1 The best market that ran be had
here for all of your farm produce.
2 A co-operative potato curing
3 A co-operative cotton seed selling
4 A cotton grader.
5 Specialists for all of your agri
cultural activities.
And last but ot least
6 Whole Sale licence to buy and sell.
If these things are not worth $10.00
then what is?
Now man, the Farm Bureau is no
longer a theory or an experiment. Its
efficiency has been proven in your own
County and before your own eyes.
Every farmer in this County has had
a chance to see and know that this
institution can be of great benefit to
him, can save him cash money in both
buying and selling, and it is your duty
to join. You owe this to yourself,
your family and your profession. If
thorp is anv hnsiness cause that would
justify a man in borrowing money, I
think this is one.
But the Directors of the Farm
Bureau don’t ask you to do this. If
you have not $1Q.00 to spear and don’t
want to borrow it you may sign a note
to the Bureau for $10.00 payable
Jan. 1, 1922 and they further give you
the privelige to pay this note off in
any kind of farm produce at its Mark
et value. In other words, you can
get all of the priviliges, advantages
and opportunities that the Farm
Bureau offers for the price of one
dozen hens, or four bushels of peas.
One pig put in the pen now and fed
on table scraps and garden waste
could pay this note off before it be
comes due and you can go in your
neighbors field and cut potato vines
and set'one fourth of an acre after
you have laid by your crop and make
more than enough potatoes to pay
you up in the Farm Bureau for life.
Therefore, it is no longer a matter
of whether you can join or whether
you can’t; it is simply whether you
WISH to or whether you DON’T. The
Directors have hit you squarely bet
ween the eyes and you can't dodge the
issue. You have got to make the
choice. Monday, August the 1st. the
curtain falls. After that time you
will be either in the Bureau or out of
it, there will be no twilight zone.
The Farm Bureau represents the
practical and successful answer to
those things for which you have clam
mored and pretended that you wanted
ever since you have called your self a
man and now to turn them down of
j your own free choosing will be repudi
j ating the policy of a lifetime and
1 make you a living joke and self con
fessed Har.
My parting wish and hope and
prayer is that the yeomenry of old
Lafayette will see this opportunity.
I long to see them rush up and lock
hands around this cradle and push
this baby institution into the perfec
tion of its usefulness. Agricluture
is our only source of NEW MONEY
and it is new money that keeps oil
upon the spindle of business. If farm
ing is not profitable in this County no
other business or profession could
justly be. Hanking, merchandising,
all our professions and our roads, our
schools and churches are all measured
by the success of our agriculture.
When the farmer prospers, all prosper
and I trust that every citizen will give
i serious consideration to his duty to
wards the general economic conditions
j of the County. If the Farm Bureau
, can make farming profitable, then I
believe that no one will deny that it
is the greatest material benefactor
| that the County can have.
O. F. TURNER, County Agent.
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The people of the Orwood neigh
borhood are making big preparations
for the Farm Bureau Picnic that is t«
held there Saturday, July 16th.
Many people in this neighborhood
have not been in close touch with the
Farm Bureau and are anxious to hear
the reports and get a clear under
j standing of the whole plan, what it
has done and what it proposes to do
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iui wie pcupic.
A child can’t get strong and robust
i while worms eat awav its >trength
and vitality. A dose or two of
White’s Cream Vemiifuge puts the
little one on its feet again. Price 35c.
I Sold by A. H. Kendel.—Advertisement
There will be a Farm Bureau Picnic
at Union School Building on July 13th.
We expect to pull off a big stunt by
Securing the largest membership to
! the Farm Bureau of any unit on the
| map.
So boys you will have to hurry if
! you beat old Union as she is in the
j mids’t of a lot of “live wires”, Far
mers a.id Co-operative People, every
; body invited
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Hot weather is hard on teething ba
bies. They suffer the combined mis
ery of heat, pain and stomach diso’r
der. McGee’s Baby Elixir helps the
little sufferer through the trying per
iod by correcting the stomach and
! bowels. Price 35c and 60c. Sold by
A. H. Kendel.—Advertisement.

My friend, have you heard of the town
of Yourn,
On the banks of the river Slow,
! Where blooms the Wait-a-While
flower so fair
i And the Some-time-or-other scents
the air,
! And the Soft-go-easy grow?
! It lies in the Valley of What’s-the
| Use,
i In the province of Let-er-Slide,
; That Old-Tired-Feeling is Native
! Its the home of listless I-dont-care
! Where the Put-it-offs abide,
i Speed up people and join the Farm
Bureau and be a progressive farmer
j and let’s all join in this little toast,—
; Here’s to the Farm Bureau
For savings that are so great
Its name shall be echoed
Thru out all the State
(The non-union farmers
Do gaze on it with awe
| The band of progressive fanners
The band without a flaw.
Come on citizens, bring your basket,
and let’s show what the progressive
| farmers of this neighborhood are do
i ing and hear what the Farm Bureau
has in store for us on July the 14th
at Taylor.
Most people take only a superficial
view of matters of even the greatest
importance. We are enjoying our
present civilization and would much
perfer to advance to a higher civiliza
j When people lived in caves, hidden
away in the forest, subsisting on such
things as nature provides without ef
I fort on their part and clothe them
: selves with the skins of animals kill
ed in the chase, it cannot be said of
them that they are civilized. When
then does civilization began? Let
Daniel Webster answer the question:
“When tillage begins, civilization
begins.” If this be true civilization
is dependent upon the cultivation of
the soil. If so, civilization succeeds
and advances only as agriculture suc
ceeds and advances. Whatever hin
ders agriculture hinders all material
advancement. Whatever promotes
agriculture, helps everything else.
The farmer, whether he knows it or
not, holds the key to the material
situation. No business can live very
long without the farmer. Let the
farmer grow just enough for one year
to supply their indivedual needs and
what becomes of the rest of the
world? The awful famine in China is
not due to the failure of mines and
factories to turn out their usual
amout of products. It is not due to
labor troubles, a money crisis or war.
It is due to a falure of the crops.
The man upon whom civilization
and the very life of the people are
dependent, deserves to succeed. He
should more than merely succeed in
supplying his actual necessities, but
he is entitled to a sufficient profit on
his labor to enable him to give his '
family educational advantages, some {
of the luxuries that many revel in, j
and as good a house to live in as any-!
one else. If not," why not?
How is this to be accomplished?
By receiving adequate returns for his,
time and labor. It is believed that!
this can be best accomplished through
TTamaa tVw* Fjmn RnrAan
The farmer has been dumping, here
tofore, his products instead of selling
them. He ha-s had to take what was
offered. He could not put a price on j
them. He brings a bushel of potatoes
to market and asks the buyer what
he will give for them. The buyer
turns around the next minute and says
to a customer “you can have them for
so much; including a liberal pi’ofit for
one minute of his time. The farmer
very likely hasn’t received cost of
production. The same is true of cot
ton. It may have cost him 25c*to pro
duce cotton but he has to take what
he can get, say 10c. But after sev
eral nice profits have been added it
comes back to him in goods for which
| he pays the other fellows price, and
buys his cotton back at the rate of
from one to several dollars per pound,
owing to the kind of goods it has been
manufactured into.
The farmer must be in a position,
if he survives, where he can avail
himself of both cooperative selling
| and buying. He must, like ofier?,
get in touch with the markets of the
world. He can best do this by cooper
ation and at present through the
Farm Bureau.
A drowsy, half-sick, discouraged
i feeling is caused by a torpid liver and
| impurities in the stomach and bowels.
■ Prickly Ash Bitters is a prompt and
I efficient remedy. Men who work need
i its cleansing and stimulating effect.
Price $1.25 per bottle. Sold by R. R.
! Chilton & Co.—Advertisement.
Carrollton, Miss., July 4, 1921—Mr.
j 0. F. Turner, County Agent, Oxford,
Dear Turner:—This is to inform
you that on Thursday, July 21st at 10:
a. m. there will be a meeting of the
County Agents, Farm Bureau Direct
| ors, Extension Field Workers and
I others interested in the cooperative
j marketing of cotton at Oxford, Miss.,
[in the office of the Lafayette County
Farm Bureau.
This meeting is called primarily for
the counties having Farm Bureaus
for the reason that the matter of
handling cotton coopei'atively requires
the verv strongest organized effort.
We will have with us such men \sO.
F. Bledsoe, president of the Long
| Staple Cotton Growers Association, R.
S. Wilson, Director of Extension, J.
W. Willis, State Agent and a number
of others who have devoted a great
deal of study to this particular line of
work, and I want to insist that you
bring all of your Farm Bureau Direct
ors and just as many of your farmers,
bankers or others interested in this
movement as you can because in my
opinion this promises to be the most
important meeting that has been held
in North Mississippi for a long time.
We will expect you with a strong de*
Yours very truly,
A copy of this letter has been sent
to all County Agents.
The Farm Bureau Barbecue which
is to be held Friday, July 22, at the
Oxford Camp Gi’ound, will be for all
who wish to atted. We are preparing
j to Barbecue meat in abundance but all
j who come are requested to bring
their baskets of bread, pickles, pies
I Come and lets reason and work to
j gether for the advancement of the j
I Farm Bureau and the general good of j
the County.
Barbecue Committee.
Unusually strong crops of teachers
will be in charge next session. Supt.
Leavell eltaed over selections.
The faculty for the Tula High
School for the session 1921-22 ha.;
been completed and the Board of
Trustees and Supt. Leavell are eltaed
over the selection of new crops of
The faculty consist of the follow
Miss Annie Stein Ware, in charge
of primary department.
M iss Madge Phillips in charge of
Miss Elizabeth McCormick in
charge of language.
Miss Maria Boyd in chage of lower
t?rade work.
Mrs. Earl Grimes, music.
The Board of Trustees are to be
congratulated on the success they
made of the schol last session and
the strong faculty thy have secured
for the coming session also the keen
interest they are taking in the erection
of the new school building. We have
a real genuine school feeling among
our people and with their most hearty
support feel confident that Tula is
soon to be recognized as one of the
best schools and community in north
Mississippi, of which the honor may
be given to the united efforts of Board
and patrons. We are indeed proud
Children Cry for Fletcher's
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The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of
/p — and has been made under his per
/jr , sonal supervision since its infancy.
*~wvXrf-y% /<!c<iCA444> Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and “ Just-as-good ” are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment.
Never attempt to relieve your baby with a
remedy that you would use for yourself
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Comfort —The Mother’s Friend.
Bears the Signature of _
In Use For*Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
of our high, healthful location ahd
splended district and we envite every
boy and girl of good moral character
to come and join us. We welcome you
and will be interested with you in
your desire for education.
There is nothing in the wholelist
of flesh-healing remedies that can ap
proach Liauid Borozone in the rapid
ity with which it heals cuts, wounds,
sores, burns or scalds. It is a mar
velous discovery. Price 30c. 60c anil
$1.20. Sold by A. H. Ivende!.—Adver
Mrs. Ed. Mathews has as her guests
from Memphis this week, Mr. and
Mi •s» W. M. Scruggs, Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Mohon and their sons, James and
Mr. G. i\ Newman and daughter,
Miss Ruth, and little son, Thomas, of
Memphis are the guests of their
brother and uncle, Mr. E. C. Newman.
Mr. G. P. Newman and daughter,
Miss Ruth, accompanied by Mr. E. C.
Newman, left Thursday on an extend
ed visit to Natchez and other points
near Natchez.
A bad taste in the mouth comes
from a disordered stomach and slug
gish state of the bowels. Herbine cor
rects the trouble immediately. It
purifies the bowels, helps digestion,
and sweetens the breath. Price. 60c.
Sold by A. H. Kindel. Advertisement
Now going on. Every day is Bargain Day
For CASH Only.
12 yards Best yard wide Brown Ladies Black Hose.10
’ Domestic for .$1.00 Ladies Brown Hose.15
12 yards Good, yard wide Domestic Cal:co. .08
for . .90 36 in. Taffeta Silk, per yard.$1.50
10 yards Bleached, yard wide, Nainsook and Muslin Night Gowns
Domestic for .$1.00 worth $100 and $1.25 for.75
10-4 Bleached Sheeting.45 Shirt Waist worth up to $1.50 will
10-4 Brown Sheeting.42 go for.75
Mattress Ticking.10 1 Big Lot of Ladies Wash Skirts for .75
Best Feather Ticking.25 Silk Finish Shirting worth 40 and
Tupelo Cheviot.12*4 50c per yard, will go in this sale
36 in. Best Quality Percale.15 at...per yard .25
Good Percale.10 SLIPPERS
| 40 in. Voils.15 Every Pair of Ladies, Misses and Chil
Good Gingham . 12U» drens Slippers in the House at Cost. .{
| Best Gingham.».15 Ladies White Slippers, $2.50 Quality
Very Best Bleached Domestic, sells for . $1.75 \i
everywhtrt for 20c, will go at... -15 $2.00 Quality for. $1.50
t Men’s work Socks. 08 Childrens Bakefoot Sandels any size
; Men’s Sunday Socks. .8*4 No. 8-2 to No. 2 at. $100
Men’s Lisle Finish Socks.v . .15 Men’s Union Suits, the $1.00 Quality
Ladies Silk Hose $1. Quality for . . .75 for .65 jj
$1.25 Quality for.90 .FOR SATURDAY ONLY.
Silk Boot Hose.40 Sampson Overalls per pair for... $1.00
1 Lot Children 1/2 Hose.10 Best Work Shirt .75
Ladies White Hose... .10 Boys Overalls .50
This will be our only advertisement, so read carefully, tell your
nei^{iJ)or, and come in and get your share.
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