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THE MONROE JOURNAL
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G. SI. lUsl-y and R. F. IW-aMey. j
G. SI. 11EASI.KY. Business Mgr. j
JOHN UK.W.KY. Editot J
si usnurTioN kate j
On Year $2- -
o;her, and enacts a great wall
through which neither can break.
When this is remedied the farmer's
troubles will end. and the laborer's,
and the consumers, but not until then,
though co-operative murketins will
fkihay. muu aky ;$. tm.
A PERSONAL MATTER AT
The artlc!.' by Mr. Kod.ly on the
farmers published on another pa;e
is a very ill tempered outburst. The
author makes the same mistake that
so nu'iiy others make in writing and
speaking on the subjeet. !Ie assumes
that a bad economic system of vh;ch
the business of farming seems t bo
the ict;m. t an individual arTaii . the
result of personal planning and plot
ting based upon hostility tj farm
ers as individuals.
Wo nae never known a man who
contributed a thought worth two
cents m the subject to uike this viiw
of it. Nor haw; we ever known any
one with brains enough to grease a
gimlet take the attitude towards
l'arnurs which Mr. Roddy assumes
that all other people take. The day
U pa.-t when epithets and in !:scrim
inate vituperation can set.le any
ijuestion, much less a great ono like
this. The time has passed when fists
end blows can settle even p.Ts.mal
None are striving harder to get at
the foundation of the defects in this
huge economic system tha; m.dern
life has buile up so ponderously and
edVoiually that it runs like a huge
juggernaut over the vocation in which
tifty per cent of our peo.de are en
gaged, than the nun who are nut
engaged in it. Such nun ns these
r.ill be the ones who w ill find the dif
ficulty and help solve it. am! not the
unjust and vindictive variety to
which .Mr. Roddy prefers to attach
The farmers are now making what
is believed to be a sound and logical
olTr t to establish the principle and
practice of co-operative marketing.
There are some two by fours who
class tlumselves as business men who
oppose this. Perhaps they are the
game which Mr. Roddy is firing at.
judging by his ammunition. But n bus
iness man who is a student of business
rather than a mere nickle catcher, is
seeking to put anything in the way;
rather are they trying to help it. For
instance, the morning paper contain
ed an item to the etTe.t that the
chamber of commerce of Goldsboro
had passed a resolution endorsing the
movement in that locality. Edmund
Eurke said that you could not indict
a people. If all the non-farming peo
ple entertained the sentiments that
Mr. Roody attributes to them it
would te a terrible comment on the
Let us have done with such child
ishness as this. It can do no one any
good but may injure those who have
no better sense. No one knows any
better than this paper that the busi
ness of farming has been caught at
a great disadvantage and that these
disadvantages must be overcome, not
only if farmers are to prosper, but
even if the country is to live. But no
cne knows better, also, that talk of
this kind will not contribute a penny's
worth to that end. The farmer's dif
ficulty is not his alone. Neither is it
different from that of most other bus
inesses. These difficulties are not
the result of any conspiracy or ill will
among other classes. Thsy have re
sulted from an evolution of modren
economic methods which no one will
ed, no one planned, and no one con
sciously directed. But it will require
thought, understanding, co-operation
and leadership to correct them. No
amount of the seed of ill will, resent
ment, and chagrin, will do it.
It is true that farmers must sell
their products for what they can get.
So does the producer of all other raw
material. So do most of the dwellers
of the towns and citids whom Mr.
Roddy rails against, for the great
mass of these have only their labor
to sell and for this they get only what
is given them. The only exception
to this rule is such labor as has been
able to effectually organize itself.
Many of the farmers are now trying
to so organize that they can dictate
the price of their labor which goes
to the market in the form of raw pro
ducts, yci an organizer recently told
as that it was like pulling eye teeth
to get a farmer to sign up for co-op
We believe that the error of our
whole sys cm is based upon the mon
opolization of natural resources, in
eluding land values. These unearned
values accumulate yearly in the hands
f non producers and they are the
largest force piling up the useless
wealth which makes a store for the
support of horde3 of useless workers
r idlers. Upon this mars of ever in
creasing wealth taken out of produc
tion and wholly usless to production,
rests tha expensive manufacturing
snd distributing system which crush
el the primary producers at one end
ni tho ulticia'.e consumer atj the
KNOWINt; TOO MICH
And now thty are claiming that
there is no such thing es the ground
hog. What they will claim next the
Lord cn'.y knows. No rrouridhog!
The groundhog is as real is anybody
else. He has a place in the dictionary
and there you can read about h:m
iust its much so as about the eleoha'it.
Once there was a man who went to
a circus and saw a giraffe, standing
right before his own eyes, yet he said.
'There r.in't r.o sVh animal." Th '
.r. people w!.o would s:.y thai '.i ' i
no such thing as the grounding
f they wiie stand.ng right there
!ok'i!g at him.
Not i w'y i the groundhog in the
.ivtionnry but he has a reputation
ail over this cositincn:. Yesterday
.here w.'re some people in The Jour
nal of'.ice talking of the groundhog.
One gentleman was from York
S.ate and one was from away up
ir Canada and both of them knew
just as much about the groundhog
"s we oursel.es did. If tVre had
icon one from California and one
from Florida and one from Oregon,
each one would have known just as
much, too. The groundhog is known
iverywhere in this country.
And there are others who will ad
mit that there is a groundhog but
will argue that he does not control
the weather. They will tell you that
h. does not come out on the second
day of each February and look for
his shaiimv. That is because they
are so smart. They want to disprove
what everybody knows to be true.
The groundhog governs the weather
j'.!:t as much us the almanac does
and everybody knows it. These up
t i-date fellows who do not believe in
the nioutiifhog profess to believe in
Jo-do, and Jo-Jo is nothing but an
old monkey. There is no accounting
Death of Mrs. Preston C. Crater
Mrs. Preston C. Crater died Wed
nesdav morning about 7 o'clock at her
home three miles east of Monroe. Her
death was sudden and was a great
shock to the family. She was about
her household duties -when she leu
Her husband came to herussistance
and nlnced her in bed. called a phy
sician and did everything possible for
her, but she never revived, although
Dr. Kd Williams reached her about
ten minutes before death came. Dr.
Williams believes inlluenza was the
cause of her death.
Mrs. Crater's maiden name was
Hinson, daughter of the late Mr.
Jerre Hinson of east Monroe town
ship. Besides her husband and two chil
dren, she is survived by five broth
ers, Messrs. Joseph and Thomas Hin
son of Buford township, Rev. O. I.
Hinson of Red Sprin" J. Enos and
JetF Hinson of east Monroe township,
and four sisters, Mrs. Thetus Trull of
Marshville township, Mrs. Crawford
Helms of Goose Creek. Mrs. J. H.
Thomas of Marshville and Mrs. G. T.
Winchester of Mineral Springs.
Deceased was a faithful member of
Center Methodist church and was a
most excellent woman, a devoted wife
and sympathetic mother.
Funeral services were held yester
day afternoon and the remains were
interred in the Hinson cemetery three
miles east of Monroe. Services were
conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. J.
Secrest Motor Company Gets Busy
During the month of January the
Secrest Motor Company sold six new
Buick cars and they have prospects
for a number of others. In an ad
vertisement in this issue of The Jour
nal they announce new prices, which
have been reduced to a pre-war basis.
Roadster !six has been reduced from
$1995 to $1560, Touring Six from
$1995 to $1595 and the Sedans and
Coupes have been given still heavier
reductions. The Buick has a splendid
second-hand value and the Buick
Fours are coming into popular favor.
The figures on which the 1922
award was made proved Buick to be
the largest builders of six-cylinder
cars in the world.
Elder Walter Edwards will preach
at High Hill church in Monroe town-
ship next Saturday at 12 o'clock and
on Sunday following at 11 a. ni.
i m ft-
SOME LOCAL HAPPENINGS
The Easter Star will meet in Ma
sonic hall Monday night at 7:30.
Rev. R. L. Tatrkk will preach at
Beulah in Lanes Creek township next
Sunday at eleven o'clock
Mrs! W. J. Hollo-ray left today for
Abbeville to visit her nioiher, Mrs. J.
The tour for the address of Pr.
Elton iu the Bapiist church to the
members of . the Chamber of Com
merce Monday evening is 8 o'clock
Lev. T. A. Sikes representing the
Advocate, will preach in North Mon
ro' Methodist church Sunday evening
1,1 seven o'clock.
Mis. iadie M. Leak of Wadesboro
acted as court stenographer in the
sessions of superior court here which
Viss Viola Polk of Wadesboro
Uncut a fow days this week with her
'van nts. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Folk of
. Mineral Springs.
Uev. K. W. Hogan will preach at
! i...,. Park school house at 3 o'clock
Sunday afie.-noon. Eveiybody cor
Mr. t. N. Wallace, deputy federal
tax collector, will be in Monroe on
March third and fourth to assist tax
puyeis In making out their returns
for the year 1921.
Mr A. W. Rogers of Lanes Creek
township went to the Presbyterian
hospital. Charlotte, a few days ago
to undergo an operation for appendi
citis Mr. Rogers' manv friends will
be delighted to learn th.'t his condi
tion is good.
Rev. T. A. Sikes cf lb? orth Car
olina Christian Advocate, Greensbo
ro, will preach in Central Methodist
church in Monroe next Sunday at 11
o'clock a. in., and at 7 p. m. he will
preach in ihe North Monroe Metho
Don't forget the Legion minstrel
to be given at the Strand Theatre
next Friday, luth, matinee and night.
This is going to be a show worth
while and the price is not too high,
so bring the family along and have
Mrs. E. C. Snyder has been very
ill for the past few days but is much
Unproved. Rev. Mr. Snyder states
that he will fill his regular ap
pointments Saturday and Sunday, al
though he at one time thought he
would be compelled to stay at home
with Mrs. Snyder.
Miss Isabel Howie who underwent
an operation for appendicitis last
Tuesdav night. Is now on the road to
recovery. Miss Howie is a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Milas Howie of
Weddington and has been teaching
at Macedonia, four miles south of
Mr. J. It. Deese of Wingate wants
to know why chickens eat horse shoe
nails. He states that he killed a
hen a few days ago that evidently is
fond of them, for he found the points
of seven horse shoo nails and also a
rock about the size of a small crab
apple in the chicken's craw.
The grocery store of T C. Lee &
Son, near the Monroe Oil Mill, was
entered Wednesday night and meat,
canned goods and other articles were
stolen. The thief bored holes through
the door in the basement and lifted
the bar from the door and made his
entrance. No arrests have been made.
Preparations are being made for a
n al supper to be served members of
the Men's Club of Central Methodist
church in the basement of the church
building on Monday night, Feb. 13th.
The supper will be free and all mem
bers are requested to attend. Further
announcement will be made later.
Only twenly-five cents will admit
one to the spelling bee and wiroless
concert at the court house tonight.
Tha proceeds go to the use of the
Parent - Teacher's Association. A
large audience is expecUd as either
feature will be worth more than the
A movment is on foot to organize
a farmers' gin company for the es
tablishment of a new ginning plant
in Marshville. A representative from
the Liddell Company has been in the
Marshville community for the past
several days and it is stated that he
is making good progress in the un
dertaking. The high school basket ball teams
of Wesley Chapel and Indian Trail
have played two games in an
elimination series this week. The
game at Indian Trail was played
Tuesday with a score of 13 and 10 In
favor of Wesley Chapel. On yester
day the game was played at Wesley
Chapel with a score of 17 and 11 In
favor of Wesley Chapel. In yester
day's game the umpire and referee
were Austin and Weaver of Monroe.
A joint meeting of the Legion and
Auxiliary will be held in the Legion
club rooms on next Monday evening
beginning at 8:00. After the business
meeting a social gathering of the Le
gion and Auxiliary will take place.
Refreshments will be served and all
members are urged to be present. A
musical program will be rendered
and everyone will have a good time.
The business meeting will begin at
7:30 for only a half hour. Every
member is urged to come and bring a
The Journal receives lots of messa
ges from Its subscribers as they lend
In renewals, such as "Best paper in
the State," "Consider me a life mem
ber of The Journal family," and
"keep her coming," but the one
which has been among the most high
ly appreciated came this morning
from Mr. J. W. Huntley, a One old
Union county man who has been liv
ing In Rock Hill many years. His
daughter writes: "My father from
his sick bed sends greetings and
best wishes to The Journal with his
remittance for another year. He
loves The Journal that brings him
the news from his native county and
never wants to miss a copy." Mr.
Huntley's friends will be glad to hear
from him and will join The Journal
In wishing that-his already long lire
may be spared many years yet.
THE CORN GOT SICK AND
HAD TO BE DOCTORED
Disease Threatened to Put sa End to
Corn Culture, But Potash Brought
It Around All Right
Rev. Bert Williams, who will give an
Illustrated Lecture in the First Bap
tist church Tuesday evening
"X HOUGH DIAMOND
Bv T. J. W. Broom
I r...: . ho ,. r if almost ill'.
: possible to get potash for fertilizers
i and the little amount that was avail
lable wa o high in price as to bej
' prohibitive for agricul.urai purposes.
: Ve got along fairly well for a year
:cr t.vo without potash and there be
1 iii.ii to be a general complaint cf sick
i ; ml diseased cotton The d.s
: .,e in corn looked serious for awhile
begsn to appear thi-t we would
h-ne to quit growing corn if the dis
Cc b var. e goneral over the coun
! -v diatrou was its effects m
! n '.nv 'icb-.s in the county. The prob
" I n of growmg com sufficient f;r
itinv farru-rs. On our own farm m
I a," t V erv stalk of ci.rn we had was
i .Vioi. : " at one time a
i!v .v ,v.ll rt make a nubbin. In
i(; i wapi'M "tn,,le manUre t0 ?
'.f'ihc eor'n'rl ?
V ht-e the manure was uiv-
. .. . o sn of disease, but on the
sv.uk i f . , , .,, v hith
was on a aiueic...
the K'lS erP was Bro.",u J'T, V
iron was grown and as potash w as
Vvailable. but still nig m price, v
nhed a fertilizer carrying one per
e nt potash and applied to the corn.
We'noticed only sick sta k n
,he entire crop. -0 vm
thp held to corn - . ,,,
ron crevv, and on which every stalk
was siA We used three hundred
pounds per aere of a fertilizer carry
fng three per cent potash, made a hne
crop of c!rn and did not have a sick
stalk in the entire field
About the otn pi ou , --.;'
John Holmes, ol norm jr. ... -
township, called us to his larm
some au'kcorn r -
the trouo e was . ,
secured some 20 per cent manure .t
from a Marshville aeaier .
Ho mes applv one hundred pounds
no.nus , i rather heavy
per acre. ''---.--, th corn
app ication oi uw""j " :,., :..t
a!i S0y beans were desperately sick
and cetting well nnvanceu ...
' " it was to make corn an abundant
iunnlv of potash was needed lmme
diaunv. Mr Holmes left three rows
on which no potash was .pplicd tht
he might, determine results J hen
he harvesteu me com
middle row of the three on which no
potash was applied and one row on
., t,.,u u'hri notnsn
eacn side oi v... , . , ,
was applied, he husked .nd we.g ed
each row separate.", vo.v-.-"- ....
: .. u o,.ro Hon to rot-
increase in yiem f " " V ,
ash and found that the potash had
increased the yield two and one-half
times over where no potash was used.
Mr Holmes estimates that the in
crease in forage in the corn crop was
more than enough to pay for the pot-
u i ....ho enva thiit the in-
asn, unu luimv. -"j" ----- ,
crease in the yield of the soybeans
was also consideraoie.
, . . intnooatinir to note tne
IV Wl Hllllvv.B
change of color in the corn on this
field. The corn was yenow ..u ...
i.. i..i.i. ri,ro nf blades dvinz and
drying up, but in a few days after ap-
Diving tne potasn me .-"
Wn nn a healthy an-
pcarancc, and in three or four weeks
lf.. k onniw-ntion had been made,
although the weather was dry, no one
would have guessed maj k nu
glMf. Holmes estimates that he lost
one hundred bushels of corn on the
field bv not ecttiwr the pot
ash there at planting time.
The type of soil on our own farm
is Georgeville and Alamance, that on
Mr. Molmes' larm is Aiamance.
vr mntinn tha nhnvc incidents be
cause of the fact that we have be
come accustomed to mixing leriuizers
...;,v,,,t nntauh and have been eetting
along fairly well without it, but since
we can get potasn cneaper now we
believe it advisable to mix our fertil
izers for corn to carry not less man
n ntiah It- i-nnr nurnnse
to conduct some experiments along
this line tnis year w aevermnic w.c
effects of potash on the yield of corn.
The Ground Saw "His Shadow
Tkmif fnr fnrtv more davs of
AwnuMv " - - j -
real winter weather. Just at twelve
o'clock yesterday when the ground
hog was supposed to emerge from
his long winter nap the sun shone
from behind tne ciouos in an na K'ory
and of course the pesky little animal
saw his shadow and made a bee line
f.,r hia hnl. where he will remain
for forty more days while the. clouds
continue to lower ana sena iorm me
rain, sleet and snow.
Monroe, N. C.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1922
Sunday School All Depart
ments: 10:00 A. M.
Preaching 11 A. M. and 7
Morning: The Pastor will
deliver the first of a series of
Sermons dealing with the
great doctrine of the church
under the heading: "What
Baptists Believe and Tiy?
Subject: "The Final Authori
ty in Religion."
Evening Subject: "Ques--tionable
ALL HEARTILY WELCOME
First Place at
the New York
For the fourth consecutive year Buick
has heen awarded first choice of space
at the National Automobile Shows.
This honor is conferred each year by
the automobile manufacturers who
are members of the National Auto
mobile Chamber of Commerce, upon
the member having done the great
est volume of business during the
That Buick has retained this position
year after year reflects convincingly
the high regard in which Buick is
held by the American public. Such
regard is a logical outgrowth of Buick
policy which has been rigidly main
tained for twenty years that every
car which leaves the Buick factory
must first, last and all the time give
that thoroughly dependable and
trustworthy service which will make
every Buick owner a Buick enthu
siast. BUICK SIXES
22-Six-44 Roadster a $1365
22-Six-45 Touring 1395
22-Six-46 Coupe 1885
22-Six-47 Sedan ... 2165
22-Six-48 Coupe '2075
22-Six-49 Touring 1585
22-Six-50 Sedan 1 2375
22-Four-34 Roadster $ 895
22-Four-35 Touring 935
. 22-Four-36 Coupe 1295
22-Four-37 Sedan 1395
All Prices F. O. R. Flint, Mich.
Ask About the G. M.A. C. Plan
WHEN. BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT
BUICK WILL BUILD Til EM
UNION COUNTY DEALERS
A. M. Secrest, pres. Brooks Myers, Vice-Pres.
T. B. Laney, Sec. and Treas.
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