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VOL. 23. No. 49 GAINESBORO. TENN.. THURSDAY. NOV. 24. 1921 $1.50 A YEAI NEL JACKSON COUNTY FARM ERS TO MEET HON DAY, DEC. 5. Issportanl Meeting-Mr. Mc- Leod to Speak. The farmers of JacKson Coun ty will ' meet at the courthouse Monday, December 5 for the pur pose of perfecting the County Council of Agriculture. This meeting will be an important one and every farmer and all others interested in the organization are urged to attend. At the meeting held Novemb . er 2. committmen in each dis trict in county were appointed as representatives at the meet Imr td be held Dec. 5. These committeemen should not fail to attend and bring others with them. Mr. McLeod of the Division of Extension, Live Stock Specialist, will address the meeting.. As Jackson County is specially ad daptcd to live stock, his talk will be of interest to every citizen Don't fail to hear him, WHAT M COUNTY COUNCIL IS. For the benefit of those who are not'familar with what the County Council of Agriculture is, we publish a short review of the organization, showing a few of its benefits. No movement to organize the farmers ever made a faster pro gress or received 'more hearty ap proval from every source than has County Council of Agricul ture, as it is known in Tennessee, or Farm Bureau, as it is known in several other states. In Iowa and New York, every county has a farm bureau, and some other states are nearly 100 per cent Tennessee, at present, has 17 permanent, 19 temporary and 4 organizations in the process of formation, making a total of 40 counties lined up in the move ment In all there is now close around J0O0 county organizations in the United States and in 31 states these .are federated and belong to what is known as the Ameri can Farm Bureau Federation. The organization has made un usual progress, because it is in keeping with our form of govern ment and American, institutions. The County Council of Agri culture is an organization of farmers, with their families and others persons who are interested in the promotion of the economic and social welfare of their com munities, county and state. It is so broad in its &cope as to in clude all the phrases of rural life, including business, social and educational, and becomes a clearing-house for all rural activi ties of the county, to which it bears the same relation and per forms the same functions as a chamber of commerce to a city. It undertaKes to secure general improvement in business and liv ing conditions along five lines: 1. By correlating the organi zation that already exist in the county or in any of the com munities thereby increasing their success and usefulness, thus putting behind every progressive , movement the combined in flueuce cf the whole body of citizens. 2. By encouraging and assist ing in the formation of such new organizations, commerical. social or educational as may seem needed and calculated to be of service to the people 3. By organizing every com munity by which the people of each district, who usually gather in a common center, may find a means of attacking and solving their problems. 4 By promoting better ac quaintance and closer relation between the people of the town and those of the rural communi ties, whose daily interests are so indissolubly bound togather. 5. By co-operating in the broadest possible manner with the various agencies, including ountv. state and national, that are working for agricultural development. The County Council of Agri culture proceeds upon the theory that the farmer is the man who best undersands his own business and can best direct its operations when lie gives it serious consider ation and sets himself to its study and advancement, and therefore, it is obsolutly self- giving. It elects its directors and officers out of its own num ber; transacts it own business; handles it own funds, and plans and executes its own program. Men and women are equally eligible as. members, directors 1 and officers. ' The county council as an organization takes no active part in buying -and selling or other commercial enterprises, and holds no stock in any such association, thus escaping the rocks upon which so many farm organizations have been wrecked. However, it helps to organize such associations as may seem necessary for the proper and profitable transaction of the business of farming It, in itself, is purely and simply an educational and promotional organizations, but is a safe-guard to the Tennessee councils drawn from the light of experiance in other places. The organization does not ex pect or promise any sudden rev- olutiouizing of rural life or agricultural conditions. It is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it assumes that a steady and con tinuous adherence to its tenents and the practice of its principles will bring good, and lasting re sults in Tennesse, as it has in many counties where the organi zation has been tested. The following report from Wilson County, is a concrete ex ample of the benefits the farm ers derive from the organization LEBANON Tenn., Nov. 19.- The Wilson county of agricul- ure. according to County Agent E. F. Arnold, is the hub around which all progressive farm activi- ies revolve and the farmers of Wilson County are becoming more appreciative of it value. Many new members are volun tarily joining the organization each week. The increase in seeding crim son clover from 300 to 3,000 acres, the treating of four thous and sheep for stomach worms, the selling of fifty head of milch cows for from $42.50 to $100 per head, resulting in a saving of at east 16,000. besides severa housand dollars to the farmers in the purchase of cottonseed meal cooperatively, and at least $10,000 to the lamb growers in getting more and better bids for their Iambs and wool F. O. R, this county, are only a few of the recent accomplishments of this organization. According to the agent the headquarters of the council are rapidly assuming the appearauce of a state headquarters, with the President flardmM AT TT ' 1 7 XT JVow Heads ixed u-oss W TV h hi .A""' ,( - 4 A v . . Succeeding former President Wilson, President Harding was recently elected presidsnt of the American Red Cross. He is here seen accepting the office. From left to right: MaJ. Gen. Merrltts W. Ireland, 8urgeon General, U. 8. A.; Dr. Livingston Farrand, chairman Central Committee of the Red Cross; the President; Asst. Secretary of the Treasury Eliot Wadsworth; Rear Admiral Edward R. Stltt, 8urgeen General, U. 8. N. Davidson County council calling on us for dairy cows, Sumner County asking for the purchase of poultry, the Dayton Booster Club using the informotion given by us in promoting a similar organization for that county, Smith County asking for in- ormation of the organization with a view of perfecting an organization there, and Ruth ford asking for permission to place hogs in the pure bred hog sale which was to have been staged Saturday, November 19. Besides these tnere are in quiries every week from promi nent buyers from Smith, Ruther ford, Dekalb and Cannon coun ties about the purchase of milch cows here. Even Maury County "the dimple of the universe," is asking for information about the cooperative buying of cottonseed meal. TO THE TEACHERS. The school meet Dec. 2nd 3rd, is for all schools that care to, or can take part in any contests. There has been no action taken by the Board, relative to the teachers attending Dec 2nd, but Mr. McCauley, chairman, of the Board ami I have discussed the matter, and we are sure the Board will ratify our action, in annoucing, that all teachers, who wish to attend, whether you have contestants or not will be allowed to do so, but you will not be paid for the day unless you attend, anj will.be expected o continue your work on that day unless attending. Hoping your schools may be helped by this school gathering. I am yours for better schools. EstelleGailbreath, You may ' be righteous, but don't take your own word for it Then there is the man who is a member of so many organiza tions that the only thing he is sure of is a big funeral Strictly speaking, the chances are that you cannot affod to own many of the things you do own. Nobody wants to rent vacant mind. When a son begins to "cut up," his allowance should be cut down. Then there is the dentist who regards it as a personal offense for you to have one of your own teeth in your head. C " : " hi j i'A 3 J i j I - i l i i'S V f Commanity Deeply Grieved Over the Demise of Rev. Sammy Toy. Little Sammy Toy is dead in Yuby Dam, He died without a struggle. He had been linger ing between life and death for several days and it looked like he might convalesce, but complications set up, gan green, pneuinonia, paralysis and blood poisining, and these coupled in with the shock from the shot, and his extreme weakness from old age, 99. was more than the brittle thread of life could bear, so it snapped and he died in stanta, or there abouts. The doctor had just said a little while before his death, that if he could keep him alive until today, that he would take a change for the better, or the worse. This s ave me great hope, but in a few minuits I saw all was over with him. His body is lying in State here in Capitol Building and I am going to accord him a christian burial in my own new tomb at Lower Bilitown tomorrow. Fun eral services conducted by the Rev. Sammy Gad at the M. E. South at 10 o'clock A. M., to morrow, song lead by William Tell, after which he will be in terred in my family graveyard in Lower Bilitown U. S. A. But now I mnst stop and drop a tear. The Brotherly,. Sicker Snake. P. S. I am in great need of a preachsr at this place, anyone that has had some experience and wishes some more, call on me at my office in Yuby Dam, I require no references.. BETTER POSITION BETTER SALARY. You can qualify for a better position, you can make more money HOW? By taking the Draughon Training. Thousands have done this, thousands are doing this. Ask for Catalogue. Mention this paper. - Address Droughon's Practical Business College, Nashville Tenn. Adv. Artists and saints used to be poverty strictken, but artists nowadays have limousines and any firstclass professional saint is able to employ a publicity agency. You must remember that the only man who ever died from overwork is already dead. MIDDLE T. S. NORMAL In selecting a place for the loc ation of the Middle Tennessee State Normal, I don't beleive a more desirable place could have been found. The religeous spirit is held uppermost by the citizens of Murfeesboro. We find here the following churches: Christ both non-progressive and pro gressive. Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, both Cumberland and U, S. A , and Episcapalian. With these religeous organiza tion all students who come here will have an opportunity to at tend the church of their liking. I The students are not compelled to attend church or Sunday School, but are encouraged to at tend, both by the school and the citizens of the town. The re spective churches have come to an agreement, that they will pro vide Cars for the young ladies from the Normal to and from church This call is answered by the members of the different congregations, they furnishing their individual or private cars. This is only one of the reasons why I feel that I may write on religeous influences that are manifeeted in Murfeesboro. Another spirit of hospitality that you will see manifested here, is, that when we boys start to town, which Is one and half mil es, the first car that comes along stops and picks us up and carries us into town. It makes no diff erence whether they know us or not. I venture to say that we have all been in other schools. where we did not receive such a cordial welcome. I am sure that I have. Another very re markable thing about this wel- oome, is that, it is the wealthiest people in the city that do these things. Since we find these condition existing here, as we do, we nat urally expect the find the same spirit instilled into the the young women and men that are con fronted with them. Further more these people will never know just how much good . they are doing, since so many young men and women come and go each year. These young pros pective teacher, who are being touched by these 'infiuences, will aturally carry them to the rural communities, where they are go. ing to cast their lots as the fut ure teachers. This is enough to us that we should at all times go about doing good, as we never know how many people mav be affected by our actions, either directly or indirectly. I don't think any parent would make a mistake by allowing their son or daughter to attend this school, if they are going away to Bchool at all. ' I am sure that no one who knows Prof. Jones, our president would question his ability as a leader of such a school as this. In fact the Nor mal is very fortunate in getting him to return here as its presid ent There are a great many reasons why students should come here, rather than go to other schools, if they are planing to teach. There are frequent calls now, for teacher to go out and take up the work. As for;3aIaries, they will receive more, as they are efficient having specialized in! this line. I have in mind now, a young lady from Jackson coun ty, who attended here last year, that is drawing a salary of $150 per month. It is conclusive that the better prepared a teacher is. the better the salary. Wesley P. Flatt RED GROSS RESCUED 600,000 FROM DEATH Spent $1,200,000 for Relief tf Famine Sufferers' In China , Last Year. . To help overcome conditions of tent distress In five famine stricken prov inces of Nortlirn China, where mil lions of persons wore affected by as unprecedented shortage of food, th American Red Cross during the Ult fiscal your spent more than $1,200,000, 11,000,000 of which was contributed dl r"ety by National Headquarters and the rouniliHler by various groups terested In the welfare of China. Through the wide relief operatlotUk thus made possible It Is estimated that more than 600,000 funiine auffereri were saved from starvation. To tho end" that similar prompt re lief measures by the organization may always bo possible the Ked Cross If u ski ii),' continued support by the Amer ican people by universal renewal of membership at tho Annual Ked Croaf Iloll Cull, November 11 to 24. The method of relief employed by the American Ked Cross In its opera tions In Chlnu wus particularly effec tive, for lu addition to saving hundred of thousands of lives it provided China with more than 000 miles of permanent . roads that are sorely needed to pre vent a recurrence of famine. At one time the Red Cross employed 74,000 for themselves and dependents, thlt food being brought In from llanchartft and elsewhere. Red Cross Plans 1 $6,000,000 Effort To Save Children Medical care and clothing for the sands of children In Central and East ern Europe are outlined as the activ ities of the American Red Cross In Europe for the current year, says a statement on the eve of the Annual Roll Call of the organization. -These activities, supplemental to the feeding operations of the European Relief Council of which Herbert Iloover Is chairman, are designed to provide the most adequate and balanced relief within the resources of private phi lanthropy. Through the establishment of chiM welfare stations In the centers of pop ulation of those countries where ade quate medical care Is not now obtain able, tho American Red Cross plant to provide the medlcnl assistance need ed to restore these children to a nor waltf healthy life. Tbo sum of f S r 000,0(0 has been uiade available for this woili. Young America Sends Vast Relief To Needy Abroad Various relief projects of the Jnntot American Red Cross in European countries resulted in helping 237,000 destitute children during the last fis cal year, according to the annual r port of the American Red Cross fot that period. Tho growth of the activi ties of the Juniors abroad la mani fested by a comparison which show! this figure is 200,000 larger than that of the previous fiscal year. The National Children's Fund raise by school children, members of the Junior American Red Cross, was drawn upon for $420,557 for these pre ects. ueceipts xor me national uio. dten s Fund during tne iac Meal yeai totalled $155,317. America Succors Russians Food, clothing and medical ret! at costing $700,000 lias been provided fc the American Red Cross for the thou sands of Russian refugees stranded la t year lu Constantinople and TV c!:iHj-. ONE DOLLAR ANNUAL DUES IN THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MAKES YOU A PARTICIPANT IN RELIEF WORK FOR THE HELPLESS THAT GIRDLES THE GLOBE. ANSWER . THE ANNUAL RED CROSS ROLL CALL NOVEMBER 11-24, 1921.