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"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT.1 The Monroe Journ. PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Twenty-Ninth Year. No. 49. Monroe, N. C Tuesday, July 25, 1922. $2.00 Per Year Cash FARMERS OF UNION COUNTY ARE WHIPPING THE WEEVIL Everywhere They Are Holding Him Down to the Minimum , Damage and Still Fighting ! STATE ENTOMOLOGIST j IS HIGHLY PLEASED! Says If the Fight Is Kept Up Like It Has Been Going Until September, County Will Make a Fair Crop Union Farmers Have Been Found ing the Weevil Like the Dickens All the Season and Now Seem to Have Him Well in Hand Fight, Fight, Fight, Is Still the Slogan. With the whole county in state of first, second and third year infesta tion by the boll weevil, the farmers of Union county, with the grit and de termination that have always animat ed them in an emergency, are winning the fight against the weevil. The county was shocked last fall by the piling up of evidence by The Journal, not only that the weevil was here, but that it meant temporary ruin unless a tremendous fight of in telligence and grit were put up against it. It was shown over and over that the experience of other sec tions was that cotton could be made in reasonable amounts in spite of the weevil if the known methods of fight ing the weevil were begun and car ried through. The farmers have been doing that and today the State Entomologist as sures them that so successful has their fight been so far that by keep ing it up till September a fair crop will be made in this county. Something Hopeful ..uj "Wh An vim kpn tallfiniri about the boll weevil, doesn't every-1 body know all about it by this time? . Why not pubiisn sometnrng nopeiui : On the SUujeCtT Well, here is your hopeful news: The fizht has been carried on. The farmers of Union county did not re-i"P main asleep as they did in many sec-; inn a nru u'nit till thov u'prp ruined, And now there is every reason to be-! li.vl. that in unite of the boll weevil i f.ii. rmn will ho mnHn in thi countv. T irtA nnnn linn nnrl nroront unnn nfiu 1 cent. Except for the repeated ham-! mpHnir of The Journal, of the coun- i- .ti.mnniitrntinn nirwnt. nf nfru'lil- tural leaders and intelligent farmers Mr. Hughes, who was driving the generally, the average man would i ca". and two other occupants escaped have remained unimpressed with the i unhurt, but the car was badly dam danger and today, instead of being "8. able to say that there is hope, every-1 . The name of the man who was dnv where we should have had tales of i n the ca" that struck Mr. Benton's disaster. Must Fight to the End But the fight must be kept up. Ev- ervwhere the alert farmers in the , county are picking up and burning the fallen squares twice a week and ' some of them are doing it daily, j About sixty per cent of the blooms of a cotton stalk are normally thrown off, , euner ns uiooms or squares. inn stnlk pnnnnt mntiire the number thut I nrn first hrniiirht nut. hut nature, in this rnsp. n in all others, ulavs safe, It starts more than it expects to fin-1 ish as a matter of safety and to pro-, vide L-uinst accident. Normally the stalks shed onlv such ns from one i cause or another, it cannot mature. 1 Now. when the weevil comes along i enrlv ill the came mid rets its nnrl of the squares, the stalk is going to ! subtract them from the number that , it has to throw oh" anvway. Thus, what the u-i.pvil int in th.. ...nlv frnitinir utmw nnnhla th vtnlU to t'il.( rnrp i of more of the remaining blooms or squares. If the weevil can be held ine, several oi tne r nits down to the sixtv per cent, or some-; -wured off ( ulp were scratches and thing I ke that, in the early Btage. I they were all scattered and came in there will be no great reduction in the i a,s nian' innings. He shut down on crop. But if he entrenches upon the 'hem in the pinches and frequently reserve it is good night. These facts le't two men on bases, besides strik seem to indicate that with our small j out 16 mi'n- A11 of, Albemarle's fields, with labor enough to get over i ru"s came off errors and walks. Mon them reirularlv to nick un the snuares. roe scored one run when Kil'ke by planting early, and following other j known methods of fight, a reasonable - crop can be counted on each year. It is to be hoped that these indications are true. Irom Mr. Broom Mr. T. J. W . Broom said to The j Journal yesterday: "State Entomol- ogist Franklin Sherman was in the j county Saturday visiting the iarmers that ended 5 to 4. Ihe game was a who are going to dust their cotton hummer and was featured by "Babe with calcium arsenate should it be- Ruth" Hasty hitting the ball over the come necessary to uo so. He reports fence with two men on bases, which that the farmers all along the line put Monroe ahead. This was the see in the weevil infested territory are ond game that "Lefty" Wesnedge has waging a relentless fight against the i taken from Gastonia, winning the first weevil, and as a result of the unceas- one 10 to 3. ing efforts of the farmers to destroy Fallow, the 19-yoir-old high school all squares before the weevil emerges wonder from Batesburg, S. C., pitch- from them, the damage from their ravages is much less than he expect ed to see at this season. Mr. Sherman is of the opinion that if this fight is kept up until September this section will make a lair crop of cotton. "Many farmers have reported to 1 us within the last few days that they are finding fewer punctured squares now than they did two weeks ago. The farmers are picking the squares and it goes to show that the method is effective. "Let us remember that there should be no let up until September, and that to be of v the greatest effect, the squares should be picked every three or four days." Miss Pauline Dove of Darlington, S. C-, is the guest of Miss Evelyn Lockhart fjr a few days. FIGHT ON AND WIN By Franklin Sherman, Stale Entomologist If the farmer of Union county will keep up the fight they are now making against the bolt wee Til till September, they will make a fair crop of cotton, io far as the weevil ravages are concerned. The farmers in all the field of infection have been waging a brave fight. This fight has consisted in simply destroying all the squares that fall off before the weevil emerges therefrom. This is the only prac tical method this season and it is proving effective. I have been greatly pleased with the fight that has been put up in I'nion county. The result is goin to be less dam age to the crop this season than I thought possible. ..Fight on, pick up and burn every fallen square, and the weevil is fairly beaten this year. BIG AUTOMOBILE FALLS OVER A HIGH PRECIPICE Mr. W. F. Benton and Son, Hermon, Occupants of the Car, Are Badly Injured Mr. W. F. Benton and his son, Her mon, were severely hurt and narrowlv escaped with their lives Saturday af ternoon when the large Haynes car in which they were riding was struck by another automobile on a detour near Abbeville, S. C, and knocked down a fifteen-foot embankment. Mr. W. F. Benton lives in Monroe while his son's home is in Abbeville Mr. Benton had gone to Abbeville to attend the funeral of his son s moth er-in-law, Mrs. Taggart. Mr. William Hughes was driving the car Saturday afternoon when it was struck by an- other car that was passing on a nar row , stretch of the detour and knocked down the enbankment as ?" "'"ft D,011 cm uir lureiieau aim suucr fi severely from the loss of blood 1 MR" stitches were required to sew the gash. He was brought to Mon- e W ran c-unuay mgm ano. is con fined to his bed here. ,. Mr. Hermon Benton had four or I've ribs broken and is in a critical condition at his home in Abbeville, being unable to move or raise his !tad. The extent of his injuries is un- known but it is believed that he will recover. is unknown and it has not been ascer tained whether there is blame attach ed to any of the parties, but it ap pears to be one of those unavoidable accidents. Mr. Benton is a good citizen and his many fr;cnds here regret his un fortunate accident. ERRORS HELP ALBEMARLE iv uivvi-ri cnrtnf nirvrrL l-X-liU r KU31 mU. KUL dame Was Featured With Fluke I lays Second S:raight For Al bcn.arle Culp Twirls Good - Albemarle made it two straight froln Monroe yesterday by beating them 4 to 2 in a j ime featured with errors Jind fluke phys. Culp, the new Pjtcher Monroe secured recently, pitched a good game an,, would have won lf he had had even the average support. Monroe made the only earn- -d run of the game when English pasted one over the center field fence doubled, sacrificed to third, and came home on a passed ball. Kress pitched . -1 X All 1 rFM. . a good game for Albemarle. There were several new faces in both teams lineup. Monro. 1 R (? Alh A S 9 Culp and Lowe: Kress and Ritchie. Beats Gastonia Monroe took her second game from Gastonia here Friday in a fast play ed a no hit, no run game for Shelby Saturday at Shelby against Monroe and struck out eight men. Shelby scored in the second inning. Shelby had men on bases, nearly every inning, but couldn t get the needed hit to drive in the runs Poole, Parks and Gurley led the hit ting for Shelby with two hits each. Shelby, 1, 9, 3; Monroe, 0, 0, 2. Lowder and Lowe. Card of Thanks We wish to thank our many friends for their kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our daugh ter, Ruby. May God's rishest bless ings rest upon them all. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Chaney and children. If it wasn't for the payroll, business would be a happy pastime. LEGEND TELLS HOW GOOSE CREEK TOWNSHIP GOI NAME Pioneer Settler, the Story Goes, Had Inusual Experience With Geese, and Tradition Holds TOOK FIRST AIRPLANE VOYAGE KNOWN TO MAN Goose Creek Has Manv Citizens That Are of the Salt of the Earth, and the Environments Are Conducive to the Kea Manhood and Womanhood That Comes From Goose Creek Township. The writer of this story recently visited Goose Creek and didn't run up against anything strong to drink either. A visit to that historic sec tion of the county will wipe away all suspicion in which some are wont to hold one of the best townships in Union county. It is true that there is some block ading going on in Goose Creek, but on the other hand a very large major ity of the citizens of that section are pcacable, law-abiding people and are among the salt of the earth. That's why Goose Creek has furnished so many useful and able men. As was brought out in the recent debate in Monroe on which section of Goose Creek has furnished the most great men, there is every environment over there that is conducive to real man hood and womanhood. Goose Creek Duck creek. Crooked creek, Clear creek and every other kind of creek with beautiful hills and fertile valleys offer to the youth a glimpse of nature that is excelled only by the mountains of Western North Carolina, and to the would-be blind-tiger a fine place to hide from officers. The climate and soil of Goose Creek are especially adapted to the growth of fruit, and the temptation to make cider is great, especially since there is no established market for fruit in this section and therefore hun dreds of bushels of fine apples must go to waste. Some of the finest cann ed and dried fruit to be had comes from Goose Creek. Why He Quit Drinking Liquor A citizen of that section tells an interesting story as to why he quit drinking liquor. At one time he was a heavy drinker and had considerable dealings with a noted blind tiger, who operated on Rocky River after Ln ion county went dry, but before the state prohibition law was passed. The blockader built a flat and operated it from one side of the river to the other as an accommodation to his cus tomers and he got rich and bold. Fin ally, he built a fine residence from money he had made in the illegal manufacture and sale of liquor and th.it put the man referred to above to thinking that he had helped to build that house at the expense of his own health and the comforts of his family. He reasoned that is an upright neigh bor in poor circumstances should ask him to help build him a house he would 'ell hun to build it himself, and he then and there decided to quit drink ing liqour and he has drunk none since. The First Airplane Voyage But perhaps the most interesting thing about Goose Creek township is its name and the legend in connection with how it secured the name. One of the older citizens relates the legend on this wise: Years ago large flocks of wild geese played on the waters of what is now Goose Creek and one day a pioneer settler figured out a tvay to secure them for his own bene fit. He provided himself with a cord and made a dive under the water some distance from the geese. He swam around under them tying their legs together until they were all bound and then tied the cord around his waist, after which he poked his head out of the water and said "boo!' This frightened the geese and they all arose at the same time carrying the pioneer settler along with them on the first airplane voyage ever made by man. The voyage was a long one, extend ing from Goose Creek to South Amer ica where the geese went for winter quarters, and the man didn t know- where he was to land but finally happened to think that he had a knife n his pocket, he took it out and cut the cord and fell into a hollow tree. He couldn't figure out how he was to be extricated from such a predicament until suddenly the top of the hollow darkened and a big bear began back ing down into the den. But fortunate ly said pioneer citizen still had his knife in nig hand and he seized a firm hold upon the bear's tail and began stabbing him with the knife, which caused him to make for the top of the hole carrying the man with him. The Return Trip And then the question arose as to how he was to get back to Goose Creek. However, after recovering his equilibrium from the thrilling air plane voyage he figured that the geese would come back to Goose Creek when the winter was over, since no man, woman, animal or fowl once tasting the goodness of that spot can leave and stay away satisfied very long at the time. His surmise was correct and so about the time winter was over he caught his flock of geese on a pond one day and proceeded to repeat his same stunt, with the result that a second airplane trip was made, this time back to Goose Creek. In commemoration of that event he call ed that historic stream Goose Creek and the township was later named for the water course. Miss Kate Connie and Mr. Hsnrv Ellis Copple are visiting ths r si.Ue.-, Mrs. Samuel Long, in Heath Springs. J ! HENDERSON-SNYDER CO. MOVE TO NEW BUILDING i The Event Furnishes a Teg Upon I MBicn to Hang a Mighty I'retty Business Story. FIRM KIM S THREE BIRDS I WITH BUT A SINGLE STONE Has Twelve Thousand Feet of Floor Space Right on Railroad Right of Way Three tinsel v Associated Enterprises That Have been Built Upon Energy, Intelligence and Character. In years gone by, and to some ex tent yet, when a man is engaged in running a mill of any kind, a shop, or a gin, he was saii to be engaged in "public work." He was making a pri vate business function in a public way. The neighborhood was as much inter ested in the efficiency of a business of this kind as it was in the efficien cy ofthe public school teacher or the public official. Today the public manifests its in terest in all forms of business by say ing either through laws or some other form of regulation, to some extent, how business shall be conducted. Mod ern life is tying us all up so closely together that all forms of private business which are necessary and use ful links in the long economic chain of production and distribution, be comes of interest to alL In one city in North Carolina they still let a railroad track remain on the front street because it carries freight cars to and from the side doors of the wholesale houses. Sooner or later the houses will have to follow the tracks away from the central part of town, but the people hesitate to force the issue because of the usefulness of the arrangement in cutting down draying charges. Tbete general principles are but introductory to the story which The Journal is carrying in this issue in an advertisement of the Henderson- Snyder Company, wholesale grocery men. This is a story of a private busi ness with a collateral interest to the public such as The Journal is fond of telling ot any private business which goes to make up the economic life of town and county. All such steps mean better business and more business for the firms and the community where in they are located. Fits Like a Glove Thij concern has moved to its own building, admirably located, and con structed for the handling of goods. The two floors of the building com prises twelve thousand square feet of space and freight cars are loaded and unloaded at the rear door, while the truck trade is accommodated at the front door. Situated thus, next to the railroad right of way, the whole burden of draying charges is wiped off the slate at a sweep. It will be no longer necessary to transport goods by the thousands of truck loads to and from the station. By putting up their own building on this side they have killed two birds with one stone, in fact, three. Office and warehouse are under one roof, there is provision for handling car load lots and thus saving freight and buying cheaper and there is the cutting out of the draying charges. A Fine Business Structure Nearly twenty years ago Messrs. D. 1!. Snyder and F. G. Henderson began a small brokerage business in .Monroe. They did not have any money, which so many young men of today think that they can't start with out, but they had a driving energy, love for work, and character. Busi ness intelligence mixed with these at tributes will sooner or later pile up a success anywhere. Around this mod est start has been crystalled the pv.scnt three prosperous plants of the Hi mlerson-Snyder Companv. the Hen derson Roller Mill, and the Hender son Motor Company. While this firm was erecting its new building the roller mill was being constructed, equally well located just across the street. On its opening day last week oik1 hundred and sixty vehicles from the country unloaded home made wheat at the mill and carried back Union county flour. Thf mill has a capacity of two hundred and fifty barrels a day, being atle to take care of the local trade and also put its own brands of high grade flour on the market, made from western wheat. A Working Personnel Mr. J. E. Henderson, the fine old citizen and splendid miller who came to Monroe many years ago and start ed a small mill and began to enthu siastically preach to the farmers the value of wheat growing, is still in charge of the mill and is happy to see so many of his dreams come true. With him are his son W. A. Hender son, and Fred Huntley, the latter coming in some years ago with the Snvder-Huntley Company, which be gan a grain brokerage business, which has since been merged into the mill business. Mr. D. B. Snyder is in charge of the Henderson-Snyder Company, and last January two fine fellows. Julian Grif fin and Alex Scales, were taken into the firm. The former takes care of the local trade and the latter is on the road. The Henderson Motor Com pany, which distributes all the Ford cars it can get and has been doing a great deal to develop the use of trac tors in the county, is under the su pervision of Mr. F. G. Henderson. All these gentlemen are stockholders of some or all of the three companies, and if they were not running str.ct'.y competitive businesses they would probably be accused of having inter locking d.rectorates. Every one is an active worker and there are no over-1 head members of the firm to hold THE DIE-HARD EASTERNERS PREVENTING LOCAL SITUATION GOOD The local men who walked out Saturday, July 1st, twenty-eight of them, and also twenty-to main tenance men who quit a little later, making fifty in all. are standing pat, but are doing it in an orderly and peaceable manner. ..There has been no trouble at all in Monroe, the men who are on a strike all be ing level-headed men who realize that law and order must be main tained. ..The special agents em ployed by the Seaboard to keep watch over the railroad property have also conducted themselves in a gentlemanly manner and their attitude has been such as to merit the confidence and respect of the striken. BE ON HAND AT FAIR MEETING TO-NIGHT General Committee Will Make Its Re port and Organization Will Like Iv Be Perfected For Fair in Nov. Everybody who is interested in a fair for Union county this fall is in vited to meet in the room of the Chamber of Commerce at 8 o'clock this evening. The general committee appointed last week, as told about in the last issue of The Journal, will make its report to-night. It will recommend two things. One is that a fair asso ciation be organized immediately un der the general State statute, with no less than one hundred members, though an association can be or ganized with a membership of ten or more. The other recommendation win be that a fair be held on November I. 2. and 3. presumably in the grounds and buildings of Lake Tonnawanda. Mr. J. C. M. ann, chairman of the general committee, will make a full report of the committee's work, and it is expected that an organization will be perfected tonight by an elec tion of the number of officials pro vided for in the statute. That is a short but sweet story. It means that if the public shows any interest we can have a fine fair this fall. It also means that some of the public is already greatly interested, m fact, enough to put the fair over. But the promoters need every indi vidual who is willing to do his part. An enthusiastic meeting should be held tonight. OCCUPATION FOR THE SMALL SCHOOL CHILDREN Mr. Gordon Finds That They Are Very Useful in Picking Up Punc tured Squares The boll weevil may not do a great deal of damage in this county, but he has certainly set people to think ing and talking about him. In fact, he is the most talked of being in this section. Anywhere and everywhere one goes the boll weevil is the tonic of discussion. He may be unpopular but he is certainly in the limelight, and Mr. A. K. Gordon c.f Jackson township says he is a friendly sort of bug. He says he has caught a num ber fitting in cotton blooms waiting for the square to get larg? enough to attack. Mr. Gordon believe. that the most effective way of fighting the weevil is to pick up the squares that have been punctured and have fallen off. This, he says, :nay W done by children too small to do hard work. His children use book satchels to put ;h: squares in and they got Hbout a g tllon to the acre on an average. He f; ys ull the fields in his section are ir.fested, but that they are not do ing any great amount of damage, since a certain per cent of the squares must fall off anyway that the stalks cannot support and mature all the squares that form. Mr. Gordon says he intends to grow cotton in spite of the weevil, but that he will not plant as large acreage. Last year he cultivated fifteen acres and this year he anticipated the rav ages of the weevil and cut his acreage to eight acres, whilo next year he will plant on'y five, but it is his intention to fertilize it heavy and work it fast and late, picking up the punctured squares ana fighting Mr. B. Weevil to a fare-you-well. Mr. Parker Will Lecture Next Sunday Mr. J. J. Parker was called to New York Friday on important business and therefore could not deliver his lecture to the Men's Bible classes of the Methodist and Episcopal churches Sunday morning as had been announc ed. However, he has consented to make the bcture on "Idealism" next Sunday morn'ng at 10 o'clock in the Men's Bible clas3 room of Central Methodist church and all members of both the Methodist and Episcopal classes are urgently requested to be present. down office chairs and draw salaries. Every one is a public spirited citizen and throws his Part into anything of public' weal that comes along. All are old enough to "use discretion" as Jeff says, but none too old to be enthusi astic in their work. Their ideas of ... l. ji i ... . - j .L- . nuik lie iiiunu sum 111 mc saying ui i uunan urunn, wno ouen complains h.-t h? days are too short for him1 to get everything done that he wants j to do. They are working out a well earned success for themselves and for j the community in which they do bus iness, and Monroe wants just as many mors such as can be found. END OF STRIKE If Seniority Rights Were Restor ed There Would Be No Diffi culty About Agreeing THAT IS PRESENT CLAIM OF THE LABOR LEADERS Official Spokesmen Declare That the Eastern Financiers Wish the Strike To (io On Because They Wish To Destroy Unions Meantime Presi dent Harding Continues to Ponder While His Advisers Ply Him With Plans. "What's the news about the strike?" So far as an onlooker can see there is no news. The situation stands as it has been. Spokesmen for the rail road executives say that the strike is broken, that either the strikers are returning to work or they are hiring new men a plenty. Meanwhile they continue to take off more trains, pre sumably so that the new men will not have much to do. From the standpoint of the shopmen the strike continues successful and the men are ready to go back to work when the roads agree to with draw their orders that all strikers shall lose the r seniority rights. They assert that a group of eastern finan ciers are dominating the railroad ex ecutives and preventing them from agreeing to this. Y'esterday the Un ion leaders declared: "The government now admits that the railroad strike is a grave public issue; the public knew it two weeks ago," was a statement issued by the central strike committee. "It is only the die-hard group of eastern executives who deny it. They deny it because they want the strike to go on. They are using this crisis in a vain attempt to install the open shop. "If the government wants to relieve the transportation crisis it will settle the strike. And the way to settle the strike is to persuade General W. W. Atterbury and his 'hard-boiled' Wall street clique to cease holding up the nation's business by their private re fusal to allow seniority rights to the workers. It is inconceivable that a half dozen men can impose their sel fish w.ll upon the welfare of a hun dred m Jlion." - -- Mr. Harding Inactive Jt The coal strike is also where it was. Mr. Harding has done nothing since requesting the governors of the States to call out their malitia to see that workers are unmolested. Some administration advisers who favor a drastic move by the govern ment are known to hold the view that President Harding should de mand that the railroad executives make every effort to restore inter state commerce, especially to the ex tent of abandoning their stand on the seniority issue said to be the crux of the whole strike question where upon the disputants would be expect ed to come together on the matter of a fair living wage for railroad em ployees, conceded to be the remaining important issue. If the railroad executives refused, iv was declared, the President, satis fied he has full authority and a duty delegated him by the constitution to maintain inlet state commerce and the mail service, could proceed to operate the railroads. Authority Ample While the Esch - Cummings act would be invoked for the purpose as far as that would supply, it was said, the President's main reliance would be the duty "entrusted to the chief executive under the constitution. The President, it is understood, has been assured by his advisors, that his authority for decisive action, with out recourse to Congress, is without question. Two courses would be open to him in order physically to operate the railroads, it was said. First, he could request the strikers to return to work under the government opera tion at the old wage scale with se niority right restored. If this failed, then federal troops could be called upon to assure operation of the trains. The first course, the President is understood to believe, would be ac ceptable to the strikers, who would see in it the capitulation of the rail road executives and a victory won for labor. The chief contention of the s;r kers. it was said, has de veloped i::to a fight for seniority, with the wags dispute becoming sub ordinate. There is little disposition in gov er:;n;ent circk's to consider meeting the emergency i.y actually puttng the lines un ier go.jrnment operation. Home Comin ( Duy at Old Zion Camp Ground Next Sunday will be observed as "Home Coming Day" at Zion Metho dist church in Goose Creek township. It will be an all day affair with picnic dinner. Mr. W. B. Love and others will sneak. Zion church is located at the old Zion campmeeting ground. Zion was one of the greatest gather ing places in the old days. Many fond recollections cluster about it. Rev. Mr. Huggins, the pastor, says that the church is very desirous that every old member and especially old people who used to go to Zion, make an effort to be present on the occasion. It is desired to give them a day of wel come and enjoyment on the old spot which has played so important a part in the life of the past.