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THE MONROE JOVRJIAL, TTT-SIUT. MARCH T. 122. pace sFa THE UNIVERSAL CAR I BIB I INCREASED USE OF NEW PRICES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 16, 1922 TOURING, Self-Starter $486.54 TOURING. Self-Starter. Demountable Rims 5512.57 RUNABOUT, Self-Starter $456.35 RUNABOUT, Self-Starter, Demountable Rims $482.38 COUPELET, S"lf-Starter, Demountable Rims $655.23 SEDAN, Self-' ' rter, Demountable Rims $722.91 TRUCK. Pneumatic Tires $491.94 TRACTOR $435.00 THESE PRICES DELIVERED IN MONROE ' CASH OR EASY TERMS THE HENDERSON MOTOR CO. MONROE, N. C. MEET THE BOLL WEEVIL More and More Cream is L'VSS Needed All the Time. KEEP COWS AND SELL CREAM. Buy a SHARPLESS Suction Feed Separator, the Best on the Market i Come and Look at the SHARPLESS and hare it explained. 0. D. HAWN, AGENT AT ICE CREAM PLANT. If I kW Everything for the "Outdoors Man." &T Tennis Rackets, Nets, Balls, and Shoes. 3T Wholesale and retail. trj Special discounts to schools, clubs, and in dustrial organizations. Regular discounts to dealers. E irA t,i m nl ?jf il 3f I- vj A5 1 SJSJ! XiS ' !) a- Kw tMl I 'iff ni il r aa ik ? y':',r'l',' " B " '? " " ili f '? Hi . , HI k lk 1 - . J .itf ) 1 m mm pSiv 0 1!: - "Tt'lrwl 1 w - 4t S .1 u MONROE HARDWARE COMPANY South Learning Importance of , Tractors and Other Inprov ed Farm Implements SATISFIED WITH RESULTS North Carolina, Soalh Carolina. Gear fie. Alabama and Tennessee are Among the Heavy Buyers SEABOARD Air Line Railway SCHEDULE EFFETIVE DECEMBER 11, 1921. Trains Antra No. 14 from Charlotte .... 6.20 a. m. No. 12 from Atlanta ...... 5 65 a. m No. 34 from Rutherfordton 10:45 a.m. Leara 5.20 a. m. for Wilmington 6.00 a. m for Richmond. 10:65 a. ra. for Raleigh and Wilmington S.OO a. m. for Atlanta. 10:45 a m. for Charlotte. 1.10 a. iu. for Rutherfordton. 11.00 a. m. for Atlanta No. 6 from Richmond .... 7.6S a.m. No. 19 from Wilmington ..10.35 a. m. No. 15 from Monroe No. 29 from Monroe No. 31 from Raleigh and Wilmington 2:40 p.m. No. 20 from Charlotte .... (.50 p.m. No. 30 from Atlanta 5.50 p. m Monroe. No. 1 from Ruthor.ordtra 9.10 . m Monroe. No. 6 from Atlanta 9.35 p. m. 9.40 for Richmond No 13 from Wilmington .. 10.40 p.m. 10:50 p. m. for Charlotte, No. 11 from Portsmouth .. 11.00 p. m. 11.05 p. m. for Atlanta 2.45 p. tn. or Rutherfordton 6.00 p. m. for Wilmington. C. T. HARRILL Ticket Agent E. W. LONG. Division ransenger Agent Chs-Mte. N. C. Washington, March 3. The south, according to the department of com merce, is using improved machinery for farming purposes." A statement just issued says "A study of the re ports show 684 tractor owners in Al abama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee which has just been completed by the division of agricultural engineering, and that in general these men are satisfied with their machines and expect to con tinue using them." The reDorts were m.vle'in March. 1921, and at that time 86 per cent of the number reported believed that their machines would turn out to be Drofiitable investments, and 90 per cent stated that they intended to use them dunnz the ensuing year. It must be remembered, however, that most of the owners of these tractor were operating farms con siderably larger than the average. Of the 684 farms, the average size was 2D0 acres, while according to the rJ.:i census of agriculture the average size of all farms in these states was only 75 acres. Over 90 rcr cent of tr. farms reporting are more than acres in size. On the overage the por tion of acreage devoted to cotton and corn cn these farms is slightly less than on other farms in the same states, but there is no great difference in the crops raised on the larms where tractors are owned and on those where tractors are not owned. The 2-r bw tractor is evidently the size best suited to the needs of most of these farms. Seventy-six per cent of the G84 machines are of this size, and about 66 per cent of the men re porting now believe that this size is the best for their conditions. About 20 pre cent own 3-horse machines, and 30 per cent now prefer tms size, lnir teen of the 684 men own l-piow ma chines and 12 own the -plow size, No other sizes were reported. All of the men whose reports were used in this study purchased their tractors between March, 1U18, and September. 1920. The average first cost of the machines was $1,050, and the average of the owners estimates of their useful life was 7.6 years. On this basis the annual depreciation charire is $138 Per year. Each owner was asked the number of total days work done per year with his tractor, and the average ot tne re dies was 63 days. The 2-plow tract ors were used an average of 52 days per year, and the 3-plov tractors, 56 days. About one-half of the men did some custom work with their machines, but over 90 per cent of the total work done by these tractors was on the home farm. They were used more for plowing than for any other one operation. About 80 Per cent of these men used disc plows with their tractors The average acres covered per day with the 2- and 3-bottom disc and moldboard plows drawn by these tractors is as follows: 2- plow disc 4- acres 3- plow disc 6.5 acres 2- plow moldboard 5.3 acres 3- plow moldboard 7.3 acres Over 90 ptr cent ot these men stat ed that the quality of the plowing done With their tractors waa bett than 'that which they formerly did with horses or males. The tractors drawing disc plows used on an aver age about 3 1-2 gallons of fuel pi.r acre for plowing, and these drawing moldboard plows about 3 gallons per acre. This difference be.ween' the fuel required when using disc and mold-board plows is dec largely to the fact that the disc plows are nar rower than the moldboard plows, and the acreage covered per day is corres pondingly less. The 2-horse tractors used about 17 gallons of fuel per day for plowing, and the S-plow tractors about 21 gallons per day, The average cost (including charg es for depreciation, interest, repairs, fuel and oil) per acre of using the 2 plow tractors for plowing in 1920 was $2.07 when using gasoline and when using kerosine. For the 3-plow tractors it was $1.90 when using gas oline and 61.69 when using kerosene. These costs are based on 31 cent gas oline, 20 cent kerosene, and 85 cent lubricating oil, the average prices when the farmers paid during 1920. The repair costs were computed on the basis of an annual repair charge of 4 per cent of the first cost of the machines, and interest was charged at 8 per cent on the average invest ment. On account of the smaller acreage covered per day, and the greater amount of fuel used per acre, the cost of plowing with the disc plows was somewhat greater than was the cost when using moldboard plows. Each farmer was asked how many days of man labor his tractor saved annually and the average of the re plies was 66 days. The average of the replies of the owners of the 2 plow tractors was 63 days, and of the 3-plow machines, 78 days. Each farmer was also asked for the number of days of ben work per year now done with his tractor which was formerly done with a hired engine. The average of the replies to this question was 13 days. Between 20 and 25 per cent, however, stated that they did no belt work with their tractors which was formerly done with hired engines. . .Nearly 60 per cent of the men re porting have increased the size of their farms since purchasing their tractors by an average of about 50 acres from about 210 to 260 acres. At the same time they have decreas ed their work stock from an average of 6.7 to 6.1 head. They kept an av erage of one head of work stock for escn 31 acres before they purchased their tractors, and were keeping one' head for every 60 acres at the time they made their it ports. The men who did cot increase the s ze of the:r farms reduced their work stock from an avere of 8.8 head to 7.4 head after the purchase of their trnct'trs. Nearly half of the men, however, who are still farming the same rverae had made no reduction tn their work stock. A comparison of the reports of the nun who were satisfied with their tractors with those who were dissat-i-tied. showed that in some cases the ta.lu-e to take advantage cf the op pnrunity offered by the tractors to in crease tha acreage and reduce the work stock was probably responsible for the dissatisfaction; in ether cases the poor s ervice rendered by the tract or was reonsiulo, and experience has shown nearly one-half of ths dissatis fied owners that their present tractors are not the proper size for their farms. Over 50 per cent of the men who believed their tractors would be prof itable and less than ttn per cent of those who did not believe th3ir trac tors would be profitable had increased their acreage. The satisfied owners had decreased their work stock on an average of 1.8 head and the dissatis fied owners by an average of only 5-10 head. . I Each cla:s had owned their ma-! chines, about 1 1-2 yesrs. but the re pair costs nf the satisfied nunpra hml o per vein mi - , -- believed thatl been only wm,e those of the dis- aiisnea owners naa oeen iou. ine tractors which wers proving satisfac tory had been out of commission when needed an average of 2 days during the year preceding the time of report ing, while those which were proving unsatisfactory had been out of com mission 11 days. THE "CillTLIN STRUT" IS VERY POPULAR IN STANLY Harry S!ta Says Colored Population H is Some High Rollers That Are Handy With the "Rawer" By Harry P. Shaw Badln, March 6. In the palingene sis of this century new things are coming to light, whether good or bad. Hollywood can have her rum orgies and New York her high night life and Berlin her Mine. Celly de Rheidt. But of all the renowned and popular fads left to us to chronicle is'"The "Chit lin' Strut." This orgie, like the above mentioned, lasts a greater part of the night but this is a favorite of the men of color. Back in the hills of Stanly there lives a colored gentleman who bears the name "Doc." The beautiful U Wharries surround "Doc's" little Hol lywood and it is here the best re spectable and trusty colored gentle men and women gather every Wednes day night for the "Chittlin Strut Ball." Fair browns with big rolling eyes and a captivating smile, flash ily dressed; then there are high browns and chocolates with all their charms gathered to make the occa sion lull of life for the weary gentle men that care to partake of "the life" that the "Chittlin' Strut" affords. Back some where, nobody knows where, comes a whisper that for three dollars you can get an ale bottle full None but the trusty and high respect able are included in the mysterious invitation. The money must not be to hunt either. After this is secretly circulated to the men of means, the big pot of chittlin's is nearing com pletion for the hungry. After the chittlin s are done they are served in style by a waiter for so much per and three bones extra for the "joy water." After all the hungry and th'rsty stomach's are filled the order is to get ready for the "Chfttlin Strut Ball." Dancing and hilarity contin ues until the morning hours, provid e l some gentleman cf the crowd (liKsn't get jealous of his woman and pi.il his trusty thirty-two-twenty of the note,1 ru.ity blade. Many a little fracas has "Doc Hollywood" seen, but lit the law investigate and no one never had a bit of trouble. Maybe that tome rot to plr.ying rouh. At last week'; stru; there was same two special friends of Doc present, -amis and Maggy (na Jitrsrs and Maggie). James was accused of turn ing up a still near by but Hatly denied the charge. Un account of his ina oility to prove himself innocent he was dropped from the festivities. Then on top of all this trouble Maggie loaves James. James thought she Wi.s too nonular with the u-pntlnmon at the "Chitlin' Strut." James went and tried to reason with Maggie, but to no good purpose, for he hau sinned and there was no redempton from him from Maggie. "Ilonev ain't you neber gwme back to live with me enny mo 7" "No I isn t, nigger, what you think?" "I se pwmter kill you if VnU.-;p Hnn't ,r Knt ropiuvinir a f.uAt.. abie answer James pulled for his ever-ready "razzer" and gave Mag gie a slash under the chin, but not deep enough to kill; then he hooked his blade in her shoulder and nulled ic tnrougn. kv this time James eot scared and sold out, leaving Maggie to die or get well, he did not care which. But now James is in the toils of the law. Two others of the same order had little misunderstanding before the Xhittnn' 5trut' began. They are known as "Connell and Sister" anions the Mrutters society. Conne 1 had got too familiar with the other sis ters, and his woman, "Sister Jones," tried to put a stop to it by trying her nnnn wun tne "blade. She succeed ed in slashing Connell's legs ua very mum. men police tergeant Mabry went to investigate, but they denied anything about fighting. They were m.u riaymqr with the "razzer" and had played that way before. MASONIC MEETINGS Monroe Lodge 244 A. F. & A. M. First and Third Thursday Monroe Chapter No. 64 R. A. M. Second and Fourth Tuesday Malta Commandery No. 19 K. T. First and Third, Tuesday Visiting members welcome. 1 a I Saving on j our i! is of quality. iraporr&nt thing is thing we sell. You eatables is not more a matter of price than Our Prices Are Always Right, but the that we guarantee you First Class Quality in every can practice Economy at this store an J eat tetter.too. 3 QUALITY- r IPHONlNol ECONOMY SERVtCF QUALITY GROCERS INCV G STAPLE 6AOCIHIES MONKOe, N.c. iiiiaaaaasuasasaaaai.ki..ii.ai Ancestry and Characteristics of: the Automobile "The buzz buggy," "the gas wag-: on." "the bus," "the little ol' boat,", "the road louse." "the buckboard" what a wealth of pet names men have ' bestowed upon the automobile in j order to domesticate it, says William i Allen White in Judge. A wild and capricious creature it was when the! dreamers first caught it out of the: realms oi fancy and broufht it to earth. On its father's side the automo bile was descended from the noisy and asthmatic gas engine, with a shady past indicating many decades ago a morganatic alliance with the steam engine; but from its maternal line it gets from the bicycle its soft pneumatic tires, its gentle bearings and its guady wire wheels. From Adam itself it gets its weakness and perversity, while further back through the monkey to the jackass, the auto mobile gets its giant strength a certain weird and mysterious tend ency to stop in the midst of business or pleasure and contemplate Nirvana! And now after nearly a quarter of a cen ury of affectionate care and priceless sacrifice, we have almost tamed the cantankerous thing. Upon the automobile civilization has bestowed more than a king's ransom. Indeed, if we had put away in the banks the money we have spent for "the little ol' bus" we could pay the national debt as it Was before the war. Of course America makes and buys more automobiles than the rest of the world; and per capita the Mid dle West buys more than the rest of the country. The Kansas and Illinois and Iowa farmers generally have enough to give every person in their states a seat in an automobile one car for every five people. The high percentage of saturation j of the automobile in this country is unbelievable by Europeans In Eu-i rope the peasant knows the automo bile by its dust. In America the farmer will take no man's dust. The horse and buggy are almost gone in mid-western America, and have be- Pacific coast Yet the point of sat uration has not been reached. One car to a family is not the limit. The old people must have the touring car, and the young people their sport cars. The two-car family is becoming'more and more common in America. Not a Business Man The success of Edgar Thomson Works waB very largely owing to the manager, a Mr. Jones, who made his name famous wherever the manufac ture of Beatenier steel was known At the tinio when he entered Andrew Carnegie's employ he was very young, spare and active and bore traces of his Welsh decent even In his stature, for he was very short. He came to us, Carnegie says In his recollections, as a mechanic at two dollars a day. v'e soon saw that he was a character. Every moment showed It. In lu r years he declined in interest In fie firm that would have made hb a millionaire. I told him one day that seme of the young men to whom we had given an Interest in the business were now earning much more than he was. and that we had voted to make him a partner. That would Im pose on him no tlnanclal responsibi lity. "No" he said. "I don't want to have my thoughts running on busi ness. I have enough trouble looking after these works. Just give me a whole salary If you think I'm worth It." "All right captain the salary of the President of the United States Is yours." "That's the talk," Raid the little Welshman. come practically extinct upon the DR. S. A. ALEXANDER VETERINARIAN Office Phone 113. Res. 55-J SEE r. iM'.wggasrrarsarTiTr BUR-DUN THE NEW REMEDY FOR COLDS, GKIITE AND HEADACHE Price 25c VOI R MONEY HACK IF NOT SATISFIED J2j TO be effective one's money must be doing . some sort of service. It can be deposited or invested for its income return. It can be used for the erection of a credit structure! against possible future need. , In any event, we shall be glad to co-operate with you "for the proper and profitable employment of your funds. V- TTtfnTnMHT mJ MO NRO E . N.C .