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TUEllONKOE.JOU EKAL. FRIDAY. FEnRXARY 3. PACE THREE i We are Proud of Our Farmer Friends WE ARE SPECIALIST PROUD THAT WE HAVE SO MANY FARMER CUSTOMERS. AGRICULTURE IS PARTICULARLT INTERESTING TO US, AS INDEED IT SHOULD BE TO EVERYONE, AXD WE LIKE TO HAVE THE FARMERS DROP IX AXD TALK THEIR PROB LEMS OVER FITH US. . WHEN WE CAX GIVE ADVICE OR REXRER SERV ICE OF AXY K1XD, WE ARE ALWAYS GLAD TO DO SO. WK KNOW TUAT THE GROWTH AXD DEVELOP. MEXT OF THIS COMMUNITY DEPEND TO A LARGE EXTENT UPOX ITS FARMING INTERESTS, AXD WE AIM TO DO OUR PART TOWARD HELPING THE FARMERS SUCCEED. INTERESTED IN PRICE OF COTTON Sir. Iluzzins Finis That Mer chants Know When Cotton Declines Before Report WHAT SELFISHNESS DOES On Occasion When a Man's Tooth ache Was a Blessing Thinks Mr. Clyde .' some WE ISMTS FARMERS TO BANK WITH US. THE BANK OF UNION Monroe, N. C. C ! yowl personal pun and rejoice at any By L. E. Muggins "It looks like Henry Ford is trying to ruin the mule business," said a stock dealer a few days ago, but if he can sell tractors at a price that will pay farmers to buy and use them end thereby better the farming inteiests of the country I am willing for him to do it." That man is big ger than his irtvn individual interests and there is no ooubt about a fellow of his cal ber making an honest liv ing. If tractors should become so popular that the mule business would no longer be profitable, there are plenty of other jobs waiting for the dealer who is b:g enough to look be only way to pet arrows the stream !o? that had beta lift open and ihe ! was to walk a flsh dam thct extended rats were at his mercy. He took Lis i from one side of the stream .to the los; full of rats to an oin field and other. Mr. Griffin hesitated but killed twenty-five, from grandfaiher .is friend felt confident that he could to Krandson. do the n'irrel act in good style. ' When the w riter was a boy on Ho vclui.t rd to lead the way and the farm an old-lime log barn stood inede a j ood start, br.t about the in the lot i.ear the crib. There was time he reached mid-stream he Inst a hollow los in that barn and many ; his balance and fell into the water times have I seen bits rats run into which possessed a genuine January that log and make, their escape. Per temperature. Mr. Griffin says his J haps Drownlow haj had a singular friend didn't even look back, but iui-; experience which suggested to him mediately decided that he had no the possibility of making a wholesale further use for a flsh dam and pro-killing through the use of a hollow reeled to wade the Icy water to thjlog that could be removed and car opposite bank through the use ofjried into an open field where the other kinds of "dams." "rata had no chance of making a get- An Old Friend of The Journal ,' Mr. W. II. Trull of the Rock Rest R. L. PAYNE. M. D. Office Oter Union Drug Co. Residence Phone 466 Office Phone 466 Dr. Kemp Fundtrbark DENTIST Office orr Waller' Old Stor. Death of Mrs. E. B. Wright. Mrs. E. B. Wright died at her home community vri.i discussing sonu'- fhlnir A fnvr Har, that tin .fl in The Monroe Journal. "Po you VV "Kte Monday morning, Janu lake The Journal - inquired a bv-!ry,- ' 3 o'clock, having been in Ftander. "Do I," replied Mr. Trull. ! dH"hmn heallh fo" he Pst eight "why I subscribed for The Journal ; yeaTs- ... . ,t when it was established in 1894. -I ."r8.' UrKnt was a consecrated received a copy or th. first issue that V?r.,?t,an wLornan: -she re her f u.c t,ri..i.,.i ..... ...i i ..niction with christian patience. She copy since." That's a good record. ' r of Ked Hll Baptist and the enthusiastic manner in which urehu.m. VIncMte5 C0U"ty Mr' ami Mr. Trull spoke of his friendship for 5 ".'i. r Z "rn",r. ctlzens of The Journal would Indicate that he 'South V"'"18' forhe Pasf tw exnerts for this iaier to be coming "'.' .,mu rars nave " DR. S. A. ALEXANDER VETERINARIAN Office Phone 11 3. Res. 55-J Capital . Surplus $100,000.00 ..$100,000.00 W. 8. BLAKEXET, PirsldeiiU I. R. BHTJTK, Vice-President W. B. COLE, Asst. Caahler R. G. LA NET. Cashier HARGROVE BOWLES. Asst Cashier The Greenshorol Daily News is recognized as the state's best newspaper. It gives a news service unexcelled and its edi torial page is always clean, broad and inter esting. Independent in politics, it presents news and views from every angle. On its rapidly growing subscription lists are the names of the state's best and most forward-looking citizens. Can you afford to be without this newspaper? Forward your trial subscription. Six months, Daily and Sunday $1.50 Six months, Daily without Sunday $3.50 GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, GREENSBORO, N. C. t SAFETY is the first consideration at this bank. It is the consideration which appeals strongest to every depositor. It is the consideration which has made our vaults the receptacle of much of the wealth of this community. It is the consideration which has MADE this bank what it is. And it is the consideration which should prompt YOU to bank with US. MONROE BANK & TRUST CO. R. B. REDWINE, President H. B. CLARK, Cashier SEABOARD Air Line Railway SCHEDULE EFFETIVE DECEMBER 11, 1921. . Tralu ArrlYe Leaya No. 14 from Charlotte .... 6.20 a. m. 5.30 a. ni. for Wilmington No. 12 from Atlanta 5 65 a. in 6.00 a. m for Richmond. No. 34 from Rutherfordton 10:45 a. m. 10:55 a. m. for Raleigh .- and Wilmington No. 6 from Richmond .... 7.65 a. m. 8.00 a. m. for Atlanta. No. 19 from Wilmington ..10.35 a. m. 10:15 a m. for Charlotte. No. 15 from Monroe 1.10 a. m. for Rutherfordton. No. 29 from Man roe 11.00 a. m. for Atlanta No. SI from Raleigh - and Wilmington 2:40 p.m. 2.45 p. m. for Rutherfordlan No. 20 from Charlotte .... (.50 P m. 6.00 p. in. for Wilmington. No. SO from Atlanta 5.50 p. m Monrce. No. 16 from Ruthcr.ordton 9.10 i. m Monroe. No. 6 from Atlanta ....... 9.15 p. ni. 9.40 for Richmond No 13 from Wilmington .. 10.40 p. in. 10:50 p. m. for Charlotte. No. 11 from Portsmouth .. 11.00 p. m. 11.05 p. m. for Atlanta C. T. HARRILL E. W. L0N6. Ticket Agent. DWiatai Passenger Afeal - ChsrWt N. C. improvement in agricultural opera tions that is calculated to benefit the farming industry and thereby the en tire country." .Merchants Interested in Price of Cot ton There was a time in my life when T actually entertained the idea that merchants and other business men cared very little about the prices paid for cotton and other farm products, but a little experience in the mercan tile business gave me an entirely dif ferent view of the matter. If possi ble, I believe the business men of the towns and cities are even more deeply interested in the price of cotton than the farmers themselves. During the cotton selling season in the South a merchant doesn't have to refer to the market reports to ascertain what the cotton market is doing. The volume of his trade is the only barometer he needs. While cotton growers depend largely upon their cotton for their money crop, merchants are dependent upon their business for bread and meat, and when cotton brings a poor price their business suffers on account of it. That is the reason bankers, merchants and other business men join cotton associations and lend their influence in every possible way in boosting the cotton market. It is not that they are so intensely Interested in the welfare of the farmer in every instance as that their own interests are at stake. However, Von't under stand me to say that business men don't want farmers to prosper for any other reason than that it helps them. I believe that a great majority of the bus'ness men of Union county are big-hearted, fair-minded men who would be delighted to see their farm er friends prosper if it didn't mean anything at all to business. Rut the point I am making is that sslf-pres-ervation is the first law of nature and that when the agricultural classes prosper everybody else prospers with them and when they suffer, the whole country stagnates. What Selfishness Does There is an element of selfishness in practically everybody and in a great many people it ia about the rnly element. Selfishness is the sin of the ruce. It was responsible for A.'am and Eve's partaking of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. It has been responsible for every violation of human decency since that time. When a man steals he usuelly does it, not through sheer ?eed, but for personal gain to sat'sfy h selfish desires. If he allows his ev 1 propensities to get, the upperj naim oi n.s tenor judgment in any other way it :s simply an effort to satisfy his selfish nature. It is said that Alexander the Great conquered everybody but himself, but his selfish inclinations wouldn't permit him to bring his own faculties under com plete control. Then if selfishness is the sin of the race, we arc all guilty, more or less. The extremely weak who fall by the wayside we are ready to punish severely instead of trying to reform them. Of course when a man shows by his actions that he is too weak to withstand the tempta tions that flood his mind he must be confined for the protection of society. But I verily believe that the principle idea of our penal institutions should be to help and strengthen the poor devils who have given way to their selfish nature, rather than to punish. The idea of atonement through suf fering is ridiculous, and therefore no one should be required to suffer any further than will assist him in strengthen'ng his character and build ing up the weak places in his habits. Mr. Helms' Idea Mr. Hugh Helms of Wingate Is on J of those fellows who refuses to be lieve that the boll weevil is going to do a great deal of damage In this sec tion. He is of the opinion that Union county has been infested with the weevil for several years. "I am con fident that the boll weevil did more damage to my cotton In 1920 than it did in, 1921," said Mr. Helms. He then stated that something hap peiied to the cotton crop in this sec tion a few years ago and that it is his opinion that it was the work of the boll weevil. "If the top crop Is destroyed by the weevil," continued Mr. Helms, "it won t amount to much, for it isn't worth picking any. way." Just how much significance should be attached to Mr. Helms' opinion v.e leave for tne reader to Judte, but there are thousands ot cotton runners In the county who would ! delighted to know that it h a correct solution. Couldn't Walk n Iiun Mr. C. M. Griffin, carrier on route 2 fro u. Marshville, Is a great worker but he also delights in bird hunting. Ho tells a good story of an Incident that took place, a few days ago wheu he was out hunting with a frlcM, whose name he refuses to dlvt:li They had been "hitting It u? lively" for several hours and wcte tired and hungry when they came to a large creek that bad to be crossed. The to his address when the time conies for him to lay aside his earthly cares. (ibid Itob Hatl Toothnche DR. P. M ABERNETUY VETERINARIAN Offlce FOWLER A LEE STABLE MONROE. N. C. Phone 308. Residence Phone 169-J. Funeral services were held at the Mnnrn I nAtrn 911 K F Jt- A M Mcu'rv Dranch church Monday after-1 Monroe LOdgC 11 A. r . &. A. 31. noun at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by First r.d Third Thursday Rev. Y. T. Shehane and Rev. J. E. ' Hoyle. The remains were laid away . in Wingate cemetery. 1 Monroe Lrtapt The family have the deepest sym pathy of their many friends in their griet. er No. 64 R. A. M. Second and Fourth Tuesday Teacher And what was farewell address? Bright Boy Heaven, ma'm. Lon-i don Mail. I I Malta Commandery No. 19 K. T. Nelson's: First and Third Tuesday Visiting members welcome. Wingate. Mrs. Wright is survived by her mother, Mrs. S. M. Mc.Manus of South Carolina; one brother, Mr. L. W. Mc .Manus of Mississmni: her husband Mr. R. C. Newsome. manaeer of and one son. Mr. Hazel Wriirht. and HI 4 PAVTf HI I?I?TTTf'0 the Inited Cash Store of Marshville, j Misses Jessie and Katie Wright, all j lfliiijUi ill; ITlLiL 1 IllUu is a friend to humanity and is not in of Wingate, and Mrs. C. J. Rowell of; tne habit of rejoicing over other : Charlotte, peoples's misfortunes, but he appears to be lather elated over the fact that Mr. Hob Ilelk buffered with an aching tooth to the extent that it interfered with his sleep a few nights ago. Bob stood the suffering until about four o'clock in the morning when he arose and started in search of a doctor. As he passed the United. Cash Store Company's store he discovered lire In the grocery department of the build ing. The discovery of the lire at tracted Mr. Belk's mind for the mo ment and he forgot his toothache long enough to arouse Interested par. ties and the fire was extinguished before much damage was done, and that's why Mr. Newsome Is glad Bob had toothache. A Iog lliit Trap , Mr. Brownlow Traywlck of New Salem township has perhaps had more tales told him than anybody In the county. Whatever else may be said about Brownlow, he Is no fool. For some time he has been troubled with rats about his barn. He tried poisoning and that wouldn't work, for they were wise old fellows. Fin ally he originated a plan of his own. He went into the woods and sawed a hollow log about eight feet long and nailed a plank over one end, leaving the other open. He placed the-log in bis barn and piled fodder upon it and waited a few days for the rats to learn that it was an excellent place in which to hide. Then he went back to the barn and moved his fodder and raised cane In general. The rats at once took refuge in the hollow log. Brownlow then closed In upon them and stopped up the end of the Tax Notice! All City Tax past due, and if not paid by February 1st 1 per month will be added. Please call at City Hall, pay your tax,"save this penalty, and also additional cost. Very truly, JAS.McNEELY,C.T.C. if THE TWENTY-EIGHTH SERIES OF THE Peoples Building & Loan Association Will Open SATURDAY, Feb. 4th. We are now receiving subscriptions for shares. Already more than 100 shares have been taken in advance of Saturday, the open ing day. Get in line with the great army of people that are placing their money in a safe and sound investment that pays not less than 5 and non-taxable. There are over 300 members, carrying 2500 shares, and we hope to double this amount during the coming year. When you put your money in the Building & Loan you not only get good returns for your money but you are helping to build homes in Monroe. We have an unusual demand for loans just now. and we hope the people of Monroe will invest their money in B. & L Shares. You make no mistake in investing your money with us for we are endorsed by the best people in Monroe. The Minis ters, Bankers, Chamber of Commerce, Business Men, Clerks, Women and Children, all have shares with us. f Peoples Building & Loan Association Our Office Is Now at Lathan & Haigler's Store, Opposite the Secrest Motor Co.-OPEN ALL DAY. 1 W. B. BROWN, President S. E. HAIGLER, Secretary.