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THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT." Monroe journ. PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Twenty-Ninth Year. No. 50. Monroe, N. G, Friday, July 28, 1922. $2.00 Per Year Cash ii' i i 1 1 ji ,11 11100 Cotton Marketing Association Puts on Big Membership Drive Beginning This Week and Con-' Uniting Through August 12, Effort for 600.000 Bales MR. B LA LOCK K SECURED AS GENERAL MANAGER Sales Manager of Many Years Expe rience in Cotton Business Has Been Secured and Headquarters of State Association Opened in Raleigh Large Clerical Force at Work Get ting Records Straight J or Handling the New Crop. The North Carolina Cotton Grow en Cooperative Association is this week putting on an extensive member ship drive which will continue through August 12th, and as a result expects to increase its sign-up to 600,000 bales. It has already signed up in the association 400.000 bales. U. B. Blalock, of Wadesboro, pres ident of the State Farmers' Con vention, has been secured as general manager of the association, and has already entered upon his duties. Mr Blalock was a member of the organization committee and took prominent part in organizing- the as sociation. He is thoroughly familiar with the principles of cooperations In addition to large farming inter ejts in Anson county, Mr. Blalock is president of the Blalock Hardware Company of Wadesboro, and has oth er business interests. The Board of Directors believe that his business experience and his broad guaged hu man sympathies ideally lit him for the position as executive officer of the organization. Headquarters Opened Headquarters have been opened in Raleigh and a large clerical force is at work getting the records straight for handling the new crop. C. B. Howard, recently secured as sales manager, is linking up connec tions at home and abroad and will be in a position when the new crop sea son opens to handle the product of the members to best advantage. The Board of Directors has prac tically completed its organization plans for handling the crop of the As sociation members to best advantage Mr. Howard's Record': Mr. Howard has been in the cotton business for more than twenty years, He is recognized as one of the most outstanding and successful cotton merchants in the southeast. For i number of years he has been a gen eral partner and active man in the firm of Inman & Howard and their predecessors. During the past few years that firm has handled as high as 300.000 bales of cotton m one year, which was fold to both domestic and for eign markets. He will sell, with the approval of the Board of directors of these three state associations, the cotton of more than 60,000 producing members rep resentinif more than 800.000 bales of cotton, based on the VJlu production of the Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia Cotton Marketing associa tions. Among those attending the meet ing that namebd Mr. Howard were, President J. S. Ilernachan. Charles W. Rittenour and H. S. Houghton, of the Alabama Association; President W. H. Austin and Dr. W. B. Kilgore, director of the North Carolina As sociation; and President Conwell and members of the executive committee of the Georgia Association. On assuming the duties as, sales manager v1 the three state associa- ? , ! lions, mt. nowara saia: "1 nave studied cooperative mar keting and have found it to be sound and practicable as applied to cotton. 1 have had a long and varied experience as a cotton merchant, cov ering all foreign as well as domestic fields. I have undertaken to sell to best advantage, the cotton pooled by the North Carolina, Georgia and Ala bama Cooperative Marketing Asso ciations. I have all confidence that I can sell the cotton of the members of these associations for its true value, based on the grade and staple, which will mean more moneV for them than they ' get under the present system. "I have severed my connections with all my former business inter ests and my sole and .only business now, is to sell the cotton of the members of the North Carolina, Geor gia and Alabama Associations, for as much as it will bring in the highest markets." Crops Looking Good Reports from various sections of the county are to the effect that crop are looking fine. There is all kinds of talk about the boll weevil but the general concensus of opinion seems to be that he is not doing any great amount of damage yet, due to the fact that farmers arc keeping the punctured squares picked up. And the fruit crop is the best in years. Hun dreds of bushels are being canned and dried and plenty of good apple vine gar is being made. With Mlayin' by," big meetin' and chicken-eat in' time almost here every body is feeling .good and the minis ters are refreshing their religious seal and whetting their appetites. No offense meant it's human to like good things to eat . . i ii - Leisure should be used, not wasted. THE WORK IN UNION Although the csmpaien for mem bership in the Cotton Growers As. sociation has not heron ta earnest in Union, several hundred among the most progressive farmers of the county have already signed the membership contract. Messrs.. E. W. Gilliam and T. J. W. Broom state that aa active campaign will begin at an early date. Mr. Gil liam, who has been in the county for the past two weeks cooperat ing with farmers In the various townships ia making a survey of the cotton acreage, will lead the campaign and expects to enlist the support of farmers and business men in the work. Mr. Gilliam wish es to impress upon the minds of farmers the importance of an ac curate and complete survey of the cotton acreage before the mem bership campaign starts. Mr. Broom and Mr. Gilliam state that mass meeting will be called in the court house here at an ear ly date, at which time Carl Wil liams, president of the American Cotton Exchange, will address the meeting. The exchange of which Mr. Williams is president is own ed 'and operated by farmers who are members of the Cotton Growers Association. It was originally or ganized by the ststes of Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas... but each state becomes a member as asso ciations are organised. North Caro lina is now a member of the ex change and this state and Okla homa have the largest. member ship of any other states in the un ion. It is believed thst when the cam- ?aign is put on within the next ew dsys hundreds mere of the far mers of the county wll sign vp. The War t'insnc Corporal inn hns approved a credit of fitf.000,000 to finance the crop of the North Carolina association, but since the banks of the state are hading their support it is believed that the entire amount approved by the Finance Corporation will not., be needed. . JUDGE LEMMOND DEALT KINDLY' WITH CUTLOW First Gave Him Sixty Days, but Changed Sentence Upon Promise of Good Behavior Appealing eloquently to Judge Lemmond this morning in Recorder's Court Messrs. J. C. Sikes and Robert Redwine succeeded in getting Cut low Mitchell's road sentence of 60 days imposed forvthe use of profane language reduced to a line of $5 and the costs. Mitchell s father also came into court and pleaded for his son "Mitchell has lived here for 23 years," said Mr. Sikes, "and he has never harmed man, woman nor child. Nor has he ever been among peoples chickens at night. He has reared 16 children and this is the only one that hes ever had a road sentence. He is a niemhe. of the Baptist church in good standm" "Alright, Mr. Sikes." re nlied h's honor, "if that is the case I will give Cutlow i0 days instead of 00. II his fr.ther reared 16 children he ought to have several keeping up the roads of the county." "Vassah, cap'n," retorted t i elder Mitchel, pay my taxes to do that. 1 would apprec.ate it if you would let him off at a fine. He is a pretty good nigger and it will all fall on me anyway. The judge asked him if he thought he could manage Cutlow if he let him off. Doubling up his fists Mitchell replied, "Vassah, boss, I'll maul him." hen the judge reduced the sentence to a f.ne. Mitchell said his kindness would never be forgotten. 'Git your hat nigger, he said, "git your hat and go home. Cutlow was charged with usjng pro fane language at the ice plant where he had gone to get some ice. He ar irued his-' own case but lost it. He said that he tnought he had been fined but had forgotten it, but he had been on the road and hadn t forgotten that The Judge said that since Le didn't forget road service he would give him some more. Then it was that Mr. Sikes, Mitchell's father and Mr. Redwine argued for Cutlow and get the sentence changed. Smith f ined Mr. R. Frank Smith of Mt. Holly. who had an automobile wreck above the Iceman Knitting Millls last week, was ifned 110 and the costs for op erating an automobile without license and $50 and the costs for driving recklessly.- Several other cases were on docket, among them Chester Pres son and Ruby Whitley, colored, charg ed with assault and battery and with being drunk. I hey were fined the costs in one case and $10 and costs in the other. Also the case against two chicken theives in which the de fendants were given 90 days on the road. Woodman Picnic ' The Wingate W. O. W. will .give a picnic at Ashcraft's spring, near Rock Rest, next Thursday evening from 2 to 7 o'clock. AH Woodmen, their families and friends are invited to attend and carry well-filled bas kets. There will be plenty of good speaking, and musk by the Lanes Creek string band. There's always work to be done- around an automobile. LIGHTNING STRIKES AND SETS BARN AFIRE Build nr and Contents Destroyed, But Neighbors Will Rebuild Recipe for Slaking Yinezar Brief, July 27. Miss Hough cf ralrcervule is visitir.g relatives an fnemls here. During the terrific electrical storm wluch occurred here Monday aft' noon, Mr. J. C kiser s barn wa struck by lightning, caught on fire and was destroyed, burning up a of his spring crop of hay and a wheat drill, r ortunately Mr. Kiser had turn ed all his livestock into'the pasture before the storm came and nothm but the above was destroyed w'th ' building. No insurance was carried on the property. Immediately after' the burping was learned of. Mr. Kiser neighbors gathered at his home and decided to rebuild for him next Tues day, August 1st. Lightning also struck a tree in Mr. G. A. Long'i yard and one near the home of Mr. D. M.Long. Only two teachers have been era ployed for the school as yet: these we are highly pleased with Prof. T. B. Huneycutt tor principal and Mi Mamie McEachen for the primary de partment, both of whom taught for us last year with the greatest satts faction. It is regretted very much that the intermediate teacher for last year, Miss Fae Caldwell of Bessemer City, cannot be secured for another term. These three teachers accom plished much good during the last school year and the sentiment of the people seems to indicate that all are highly appreciative. What next? better school this year than ever. Prof, Huneycutt and Miss McEachen are at tending the teacher's summer school thoroughly acquainting themselves with the new books. The children will we believe, like the new books better than the old ones, which will stimu late greater interest in school work, and nothing has shown itself yet as a probable would-be hindrance or ob stacle. Mesdames F. K. Biggers. T. B Huneycutt, Messrs. Olin, Hoyle and Miss Lierydell Biggers spent yester day in fageland, 6. C How to Make Vinegar The following bit of information on how to make good pure apple cider vinegar by simple process is given out by Mr. w. M. Allen, "state Food and Oil Chemist; Raleigh. A slow but simple process is to put the cider in barrels or casks and allow the change to take place slowly. The barrels - or casks should not be filled fiill and should be left open so that air could reach the cider ess ily. If barrels are used, they should be filled say l or full, they should lie on the side and well above the liq uid, there should be about one hole in either end which should be covered with a thin cloth to keeD out insects, The liquid' should be examined from time to time to see when it is strong enough. Of course, in making good vinegar it is necessary to have good cider and that you take the pure ap ple juice without the addition of water from good sound apples. It is hoped that this valuable rec ipe will be cf great worth to the far mers, especially those of Goose Creek township. Pre Association Elects Officers Mr. R. F. Beasley, one of the pub I'shers of Th3 Journal and editor of tne Gold&boro News, was elected first vice president of the North Carolina t'ress Assor.at:on in session at bhel by yesterday. Mr. John B. Sherrill of Concord was re-elected president, Miss Beatrice Cobb of Morganton sec retary, and Mr. R. E. Price of Ruth erfordton, treasurer. Mr. Lee B. Weathers of Shelby was elected sec ond vice president, Chas. A. Webb of Asheville third and Mr. J. r. Hurley of Salisbury was elected orator for the next meeting. M. L. Shipman of Kale:gh was elected historian and J. Boone of Waynesville poet. The new executive committee elected is composed of R. T. Wade of Morehead City, A. W. Burch of Charlotte, San- rord Martin of Winston-Salem, J. J Farris of High Point and H. B. Var ner of Lexington. The Newman Orchestra Coming among the dancing and music loving people ox me cuy wnen tne iact be came know that the internationally from Reclor's Broadway cafe, New xork, is to appear Monday evening, July Slst, at Shute's Hall. Tkft TVjawmiin ArthfBtrft noota via introduction to the music and dance lovers of this or any other commun ity, for in any home in which there is a nhonoirranh there will he fnund numerous Rector orchestra records. This organization is now on its fifth annual tour, performing for the most exclusive society functions throughout Virginia, North and South Carolina, The young men of Monroe are to be congratulated at their successful negotiation which rAnlfa4 In th . curing of the services of these artists tor Monday evening. Sikes Sanders. Mr. Carvih Smith ililu fh.f h. was not in the car that was demolish ed by a Seaboard train at the cross ing near the Icemorlee mill Sunday night, but was in another car on the opposite side, of the track waiting for the train to pass. Miss Mariraratta McDonald nt Thar. lotte will arrive tomorrow to spend some time with Mrs. Harry McDon ald. ' ' A T)rntrptd tnMftfitr vrill KawIm m a- - - " - vta. r, hrt.tis a t Sunday morning at 11 o'clock A UNION COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED v LAS! TUESDAY EYENING Ea'hatic Boosters Got Together Jiesdzy and Made the Fair an , 4 Assured Fad BALI. STARTED ROLLING WITH SEVENTEEN CHARTER MEMBERS Various Committees Appointed From Different Sections of the County Membership Blanks Being Circula ted and Enthusiastically Signed At Least One Hundred Members Will Be Secured Date Not Defi nitely tied. The" fair for Union county is a reality. This was assured last Tues day night when enthusiastic boosters got together in the Chamber of Com merce rooms and definitely organis ed the Union County Fair Associa tion -with seventeen charter members. The organization was perfected under the recommendations of the general committee as published in the last is sue of The Journal Only a temporary organization was effected, because of the fact that sufficient publicity had not been giv en the matter to have a representa tion, frem all over the county. T. P. Dillon was elected president, H. K. Helms of Wingate first vice presi dent. T. J. W. Broom second vice president, C. W. Orton secretary, and J. L. Woodson treasurer. These tem porary officers were also made the temporary , board of directors until a meeting' can be held with a full attendance' at which time a perma nent organization will be effected. Committees Appointed Membership, publicity and finance committees were also appointed. The membenhin committee is composed of J. W. Fowler, chairman; f. J. W. Broomf Allen Lee. R. L. McWhirter of , Wingate, and R. F. Beasley, Jr. The board of directors appointed R. A. Morrow chairman of the finance committee. - P. H. Johnson and A. A. Secrest of Monroe, W O. Harrell of Marshville and Henrey Collins of Waxhaw arc the other members. Messrs. J, Z. Green and H. B. Adams were added to the publicity commit tee already appointed. These com mittees from different sections of the county re- men of action and will doubtless line up their sections in an effort to have the best county fair in me siais r , r , - '- . FffortJ-e Secure Hundred Member The meetin ar was a verv enthuaina tic one and all present pledged their support in ; securing members and mshing the proposition to a success ul consummation. The membership committee is getting busy and will endeavor to secure at least one hun dred members within the next few days. According to the law under which the association is formed as soon as $100 has been paid into the treasury the association will receive a like -sum from the state, which will be used in securing premiums for the exhibits. A meeting of the directors has been called for next Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the Chamber of Com merce rooms, at which time the mem bership committee will make a report. uate INot Definitely rixed The date for holding the fair has not been definitely fixed, but the gen eral committee has recommended No vember 1st. 2nd and 3rd. which will be taken up at the next meeting and definitely decided upon. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and nrotnote agriculture, domestic manufacturing and the mechanic arts on the part of the residents of the county, and since Union has become one of the best agricultural sections of the state with more pure-bred live stock and poultry than almost any other county, we are sure to have one of the best fairs in the state. Membership pledges are being cir culated over the town and county by the committee and they are being en thusiastically signed. If one is not presented you, don't fail to see C. W. Orton at the Chamber of Commerce. News From Monroe Route Six Monroe, Rt. 6. July 28. Mr. R. S. Helms and family spent Sunday with their son, Mr. Clarence Helms, of Charlotte. Mrs. J. W. Haywood is spending this week with her daughter, Mrs. A. B. landle, of Charlotte. Mrs. Myrtle Sullivan and children of Charlotte are visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Helms. Miss Annie Polk spent the latter part of last week with her aunt, Mrs. Emma Helms, near Bakers. Miss Bertha Dees gave a lawn party Saturday night, July 22. in hon or of her cousin, Miss Minnie Dees of Charlotte. The girls present were Misses. Minnie Dees, Aneila t'lyler, Margaret and Beulah Polk, Lizzie Squires, Mamie Yandle, Clara Belle Wentz, Margaret Helms. Brinnie Sus- tar. The boys were David Helms, Bert and Ernest Dees, Eugene Helms. Sutton Squires, Stsce Walter Mai gum, Matt Plyler, Theron Ford, Dex ter Orr, Hessie Sustar. Guy Taylor, Bland McCalL Luke and Horace Bau com, Tom Orr, Otto Williams, Clyde Hays, Ciegg Conder, Claude Moore and Mr. Poe from Weddington. Mis Margaret Helms spent Sat urday night with Miss Clara Belle Wentz. ' Miss Grace Lee Helms returned home. Sunday after spending some time with her brother, Mr. Clarence Helms, of Charlotte. Master Paul Martin snent Ra'u - day and Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Hargett of Indian Trail. Mr. tdd Burnett and Misses Ola Burnett and Hessie Gordon attended services at Clear Creek Sunday. I CYCLONE MACK SAYS HE IS COMING TO MONROE In Letter to Mr. Ii' hard-on the Eras Ctlit Recalls His Relatives in I'nion County Mr. M. H. Richardion furnishes th following letter from Evangvlist B, t. McLendon, written from Rocking r.am wnere ne Is now conducting religious campaign, under date of July L'tith: -uoras are weak to express my appreciation lor your good letter. Ves, I am the grandson of Marshall Swann. He married Polly Starnes. daughter oi jonn Marnes, of Lnion county. Edward Richardson, of Revolutionary fame was my great great grand father, Marshall Swann, was one of the most interesting characters I ever knew. Me was a great conversations ist and he never got so old or sick that he would not talk interestingly aooui iox hunting. About the only thing he brought with him from North Carolina was a pack of fox hounds I used to sit at his feat and learn wis dom in regard to dogs and foxhunt ing. I can hear him say now that Joel Helms had the fastest dogs that ever I saw except one I had which was the least bit faster. My father was a fox hunter and I keep a pack of dogs myself. My father says that I am the greatest dog fiend he ever saw, except my grandfather Swann "Grandpa died several years ago at the age of eighty-seven. My mother died one year ago. There is only one of the children left and that is Wal lace Swann. Some of these days I am going to Monroe to hold a meeting and meet all of my kinfolks. "Is there any of old man Tommy Starnes' children living T He hsd some boys by the name of Drake and Reece. They were my mother's first cousins." Mr. Richardson says the evangel ist'a mother was born three miles southwest of Monroe on the farm now owned by Mr. Richardson's father, and that the house in which she was born still stands. He states that Cv clone Mack is related to hundreds of people in Union county and is anxious to hold a meeting in Monroe and meet his relatives and friends. MONROE SHUTS OUT FAS ALBEMARLE AGGREGATION Deal, Trinity Star, Pitches Excellent Ball Allowing only Three Hits . Bob Kirke Hit 2 Over Fence Yes, Albemarle has a championship base ball team and before, this wck they would see the flutter of the pennant over Albemarle. But, alas their hopes were destroyed by a lad named Deal from lrimty College. Playing bang up base ball behind the superb twirling of 'Deal, Monroe shut out the fast and heavy hitting team from Albemarle, that according to them was going to snow Monroe un der, to the tune of 6 to 0. Deal al lowed only three hits during the en tire game and was in danger in only two innings when Albemarle got man on third and none down. But Deal shut down on them and the run ner died there. Bob Kirke, the new manager, stared with the willow getting a triple and two home runs out of four trips. Lock erbie got two hits. Bob Kirke also made a grandstand play when he stopped a hard chance that had hit written on it. Faircloth, playing first base, looked as if he had been born on it. He played fine ball and the team is ' greatly strengthened by the new line up which consists of Faircloth, 1, Hasty, Fulliam, short, Kirke, i. HAMLET TEAM HUMBLED BY MONROE FIVE TO SIX Louder Pitches Good Ball and Wins His Game in the Ninth Second Game for Monroe Monroe won the exhibition game played at Hamlet Wednesday before record breaking crowd, defeating the Hamlet Peaches in the hardest and best played" game ever witnessed on Hamlet's grounds, by the close score of 6 to 5. louder, pitching for Monroe was not as effective on the mound as had been expected allowing 11 hits of which five were doubles and one a triple. But he won his own game in the ninth with a triple scoring the two necessary runs. Euliss, for the Peaches, was in great form up until the ninth when he weakened and allowed three long hits that won the game. He struck out seven men. Richards for Hamlet was the bat ting star poling Louder for a triple and two singles out of four trips to the plate. Much music was injected into the fans by the presence of the Icemor lee band of Monroe which furnished music and kept Louder smiling. I have the following vouchers for widows of Confederate soldiers thst have not been called for, and unless called for before the 1st day of Au gust they will hsve to be returned to Raleigh and cancelled: Mesdames M. A. Bass, M. F. Broom, Isabelle Gordon, Sarah P. Griffin, Per melia Helms, Ellen M. Huntley, Mrs. Jas. Jerome, S. E. Leonard, Susanna Porter and Mary A. Richardson. . I also have vouchers for the fol lowing Confederate soldiers: J. W. Auberry, John M. Robinson, J. M. Braswell and S. Arcoth. If any of these parties are living r.d will call for the vouchers, I will be glad to deliver them. If any of the parties named, died since 15th of April, last, I am authorized to deliv er the vsuchers to the next of kin for payment R, W. Lemmond, C. S. CI SOME PROGRESS IS BEING MADE AND SETTLEMENT STRIKE SEEMS POSSIBLE Trntathe Plans Have Been Agreed I poa Between President Harding . and Union Officials MATTER OF SENIORITY IS THE PRINCIPAL ISSUE NOW Union Heads Hold That Railroads Must Concede Seniority Point, Ac repting Return of the Strikers Seniority Quesiton Has Arisen Since Strike was Called Cut in Wages July 1st was Question on Which Men Walked Out. Settlement of the railroad strike now appears possible, tentative plans having been agreed upon between President Harding and labor leaders headed by B. M. Jewell of the shop men's union. A series of conferences were held in Washington yesterday with the result mentioned, and th prospects are encouraging for an ear y settlement. It was understood that the sug gested plan for settlement detail of which were withheld by those participating in its formulation would be submitted later to execu tives of the railroads. The settlement proposals appar ently had reference to the seniority issue which, it wss generally agreed, was the sole remaining bar to con clusion of the railroad war or at least of an armistice in the strug gle. bhouid the railroad executives ac cept the plans, it was said, a re hearing of issues which led to th strike would be held before the rail road labor board, and all other questions left to adjudication through such a proceeding. The labor union officials, through B. M. Jewell, president of the rail way employee's section of th American Federation of Labor, de clared they could not comment upon the substance of their discussions with the President, except that every point in the strike controversy had been gone over. Many in Meeting W. H. Johnston, president of th International Association of Machin ists; J. A. Franklin, president of the boilermakers; F. M. Ryan, presi dent of the car men: Timothy Healy,. president of the stationary firemen and oilers; James Burns, vice presi dent of the het metalworkers, aid; Edward Evens, vice president of the Brotherhood of Electrical Worker were in two meetings with Mr. Jewell and the President. T. Dewitt Cuyler, chairman of th railway executives association, was with President Harding for an hour before the union leaders were re ceived, and it was arranged for Mr. Cuyler to confer with the President last night after the labor group left. In the President's hands while th conferences proceeded ws a copv of proposals which representatives of th striking shop crafts of the Baltimore s Ohio had received in a separat) meeting with the management of that road. The document was delivered ty Senator Watson, republican. Indiana, who has been active in meetings with the railroad officials concerned. A considerable number of rai'r(;adi have been willing to return striker their seniority positions in considera tion of a general culling off of the trike, but others, including the Penn sylvania system and roads in th southwest, have flatly rifu-.ed to do so, declaring that it meam dismissal of men employed to take the strikers' places, and demotion of men who re main in service When others went out. Position of the Unions The position of the union heads who met with President Harding to day was understood to be that all the railroads must concede the sen iority mint, accenting the return of all the strikers. It was asserted that the proposition of calling off the strike orders, even all but two or three of the major roads yielded on seniority, had not been discussed. This left th intimation that President Harding would bring pressure upon the execu tives of those lines as a part of the strike settlement endeavor. The whole seniority question has arisen since the strike was called, it was pointed out. A cut in wages made effective July 1st under an arbi tration award of the labor board was vhe only question on which the men a'kod out. and this would be accent ed, in the contemplated return to work, subject only to a rehearing men might be granted. The importance attributed to th seniority issue at the meetings was connected by some observers with th stand known to have been taken by certain of President Harding' cabi-' net advisors, who are said to hav urged that he use every influence to have the ra'lroads reconsider their refusal to restore seniority rights to strikers. With the strikers back and th transportation machine again in nor mal motion, these advisers have ar gued, the other issues in the contro versy could and probably would be left to arbitration. Labor participants to the Presi dent's conference had the impression that President Harding intended to persuade railroad executives to yield on the seniority point rather than to use any forcible means. In renewing hi subscription to Th Journal Mr. W. L. Tucker writes from Bedford, Ala,, that he has been read ing this paper sine he was a mere lad and doesn't know how to do with out it.