The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1930 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 9, 1930
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SATURDAY. AUGUST 9, 1930 BLVTHEV1LLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREfcr- Which Class Arc You In? T Farm Organisation Cotton Growers Their Best Hope of Help. BY J. MEM. BROOKS With the definite statements rrmlng from President Hoover, Sec- rtlary <•{ Agriculture Hyde and jiitmbsrs of the Farm Board thiit tny aid might be advanced lo fanners in droulti stricken areas would necessarily be advanced llnough the co-operative on;anlz- nllons. the need for farmers organizing themselves is brought home more forcibly. In ilils section of the country where col'.on is our main crop and Hie one v,'hieh brlnus practically all ihc cash money to the farmers, Ihe need tor organization is more Imperative in some other sections. The government cotlon report, \ published yesterday. Indicates a ' production of 14.3G2,CClt bales of cotton this year. O;i the strength cf this rei»rt, the cotton market went down rixly two points, or 53.20 per bale. With the carry over of 0.000,000 bales of cotton and a production of 14,362,000 bales forcasted for this year, nobody will attempt lo say where the market will stop. Co-ops Offer Salvation The co-operative cotton associations appear to be the refuge ol cottcn growers. Membership in the co-ops will give the cotton farmer the advantage of knowing that he v;il! receive the best price possible for his cotton, li will give him Ihe benefit- cf knowing that his cotton will not be dumped on an unwilling market—this is Ihe on' Ililng which has always had the effect of forcing down the price of his cotlon. Membership in the co- nps will give the cotton farmer the benefit of having his cotton marketed just as the market demands l! and will absorb it at the best price He will nol have .to sacrifice his citton in order to get the money to meet his obligations, as the coops will be able to advance him enough money to meet his press:nr obligations. Farmers wlm are members of th<- cc-ops have several options under which they may sell their cotton. He may use either or all of thes? options'. In signing the marketing agreement, the farmers is not required to name the optir.n undei which he will sell, this privilege be- him to select at the time cf delivering his cotton to the association--Under- this plan the farmer is allowed to select the op- li-n which looks most favorable to him of giniiing his cotton. Under the marketing agreement a; fanner may take his cotton tc the association office and sell it Just a-s he would sell it en thf street 1 ; to any other buyer, having the advantage hwever of knowirir that he will receive every cent that the cotton 1 is worth—'the co-ops being an organization owned and controlled by the members and nol tmving to make the profit tha 1 private buyers must make in ordei to remain in business. ' ' Can Sell When He Pleases If the grower thinks that citton is worth more than it will bring or the market the day he gins it, he may take his receipt and sample tc the co-op office, have it gradec 1 and classed and the value set. or the cottcn. He can draw his cash advance and leave the cotton with the association to be sold when ever he decides that it shall be sold —this gives him the advantage o saying just exactly when it thai' be sold. A farmer may lake his coUo' to the association, draw the cas' .advance and leave the cotton to 1: sold when the price reaches a cer tniii price—in other words, the pric is tv.-elve cents on the day he gin' his cotton and he thinks the mar ket will go to fourteen cents; li draws his cash advance on the cot ton and leaves it with the associa tion to be sold when the prlc reaches fourteen cents per pounf After delivering his cotton to th association nnd selecting either < the last named selling options, th grower has the nrivile?e of chan? ins his instructions and transfer ring his cotton to any other OD tion that the nssocialion oilers. Iother words, if the grower ST "sell ray cotton when the prlc reaches fourteen cents" and latr decides to dispose of that cottor he has Ihe privilege of goiiu to th association and changing his sell ing instructions in any manner thr he sees fit. Then there is the seasonal per ontion under which the grower de livers his cotton to the associa tion. draws his cash advance an- leaves the cotton with the assocU tion to be sold at any time durin the year that the association deem best. Under this option the grow er receives the average mice thr his particular kind of cotton brin» throughout the year. Choice Is With Grower It is distinctly understood tin the grower has the right to selec any or all of the sellini; optior and reserves the right to chans- from one op'.ion to another if r so desires, the only exception bein that once cotton Is placed in ti' seasonal pool It cannot then V changed to another option. With conditions in the cotto trade as they are today, a crop c U.350,000 bales predicted for 11: year, a declining market and noth IS THE H009E THE ILT/ WHAT FARMED. PAH ME K WHO HIS CRoP/ Leaf Worm Makes I Is Appearance in Pemiscol County HAYTI, Mo., AIIK 9.—Tile rotlnn leaf worm, sometimes called (ho "nriny worm," lins made Its an- pt';u.i!H K L> on'a lurgo iiunilxr of fniim in Ponilscol Comity. i County Extension ABOIU M. D. j Amlr.iryy is urging farmers to hi 1 on >!:.• look-out for (he worms nml to nji|»]y n (x>i'X)n when they gel on I the i-olton in sufficient ninnljpi.s.! Only in some Isolnled districts Iras the v,,inu become n renl menace. In ihe event Ihnl the woini of- tcrs a true menace, ralphim in.scn- Blr in powder form will be applied lo ilie rollon slnlks. This, claims Ayr:-.i Amlmriicy. Is Ihe lx>M way to ki!l ihe worms. Call Cotton Leaf Worm Menace in County Serious Wkli ihe collon leaf worm menace- urowlng more dangerous every 'day. fnimers of Mississippi cuuiUy nrc ur^ed to continue to use calcium ursennie poisoning, six lo c-iylu pounds per acre. The olllce of thi- agricultural agent Issues Ihe slnit-nifnl Ihnl It is murh bcllor lo ii".' the poison al night wher. Him- !s moisture on the collon. of Ihe crops have already L:cn ••rrlously damaged by the Ira! ] wo:in. especially among Ihe younx- i er lo'.ton. j Huffman News .j A Down I Jill Business The First National Bank, of One- j onto, Alabama, recently ran th r ! following display advertisement i: its local paper, the Southern Dem ocrat: "As long as farmers live out of tin cans and paper sacks an3 feed their mules out of tow-sacks, farming will be a down-hill business." Farmers, bankers and busmen men arc in best shape in those communities where farms are mad? to produce, first of all, food an- :eed for home use. They may not any of them be getting rich, bu nobody is going broke. They ma;, not have much money to spenii but they don't owe more than they can pay. and they are in position to benefit lo ihe fullest cxt?n~ from he more prosperous limes rfiich are now so generally pre licted. The farm program adopted by formers and bankers of Colquit 1 .cunty, Georgia, requires that eacl ne-horse farm of 30 acres contah: •,wo or three milk cows, two broo:' =ows and 50 pure-bred hens, in fid dilicn to careful diversification o' crops. Figures recently released b' Die Chamber of Commerce show- that the 1923 value of crops in Ic. county was 57.040.100, as compare:' vvith the 1927 figure of S4.4T3.11S icon after the program was adopt ed. FOWL PHILOSOPHY (Calamity Howlers. Please Memorize! "Hard work means nothing to a hen. She Just keeps on digging worms nr.d laying eggs, regardless of what' the business prognosticators say about tJit outlook for this or any other year. If the ground is hard. Siie scratches harder. If it's dry, she digs deeper. If it's wet, she digs where it's dry. If she strikes a rock, she works around it. if she gets a few more ho;ir of daylight she gives us n few more eggs. But always she digs up worms and turns them into hard-shelled profits as well as tender, profitable broilers. Did you ever see a pessimistic hen? Did you ever hear of one starving to death waitlnir for worms to dig themselves to the surface? Did you ever heir one cnckle because wort: was hard? Not on your life. They savr their brenili for di?ginj an:' thtir cackles for eggs." treble their production without exceeding the consuming capacity o the state. B. Austell, of Cleveland county N. C., has a farm flock that aver ageU 1,141 hens during the past si! months and paid him a labor income, above leed costs, of S2.50 for the six-months period. Mrs. / M. Smith, of Wnke county. N. C says if It hadn't been fo;- the!: poultry last fall she doesn't knov what would have become of them. Her net profit of 52,010 from ai average nock of 650 hens snveci th day for tliem. The Georgia Bankers' Associalior lins recently adopted a definite! construclive policy with refereiw to farm credit. With no thought o 1 dictating to the farmer how he must vim his farm, the banker; have gone on record to the clfec that t'r.ey do not consider it n sal- practice to extend credit to farmer-: Mr. and Mrs. J. Schlndler ol St. Lcnls arrived Sunday for ti week's slay with relatives. MrsUamis Emma Pcery anit 1'aul Fl'.7i;erald were in Pnrlngovillo Tisrnlay o? last week. 'Hie Huffman-Lutes game li'W- ed Sunday al 48 was won by Ihe Huffman team. Catholic churc'.i serwccs were .-Id al the W. E. Hiigan home Svm- siy by a imslor [ruin Lilllc Rock. Mr.'mil! Mrs. W. W. Pepper were t me Memphis Banlisl hospital lonilay where they entered u pa- iem. Ihe infant child of Mr. and Irs. Jue Reynolds, ill with bron- hial pniumonia. Mis. T. II. Hnifleld called al the McKay home Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mix. Evercll Bouwr an- oiincc the birth of o daughter, Friday. August I. j Mr. and Mrs. Hob Nelson an- I iituiH-e ihc birth of u son Saturday, Auijiisl 2. Mrs. George Peary and daughler Necley and Mrs. Victoria Neely were •nests Tuesday of Mrs. 11. L. Adkisson. Mrs. J. T. Olltcn of Coikr and daushler. Mrs. Alma Copeland and daughter NarJeen and son Busier of Oape Glrnrdcuu. were the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Pepper. -' - - . ; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thompson and daughter Lola were guests Sunday fif Mr. and Mrs. W. V.'. Pepper. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Pepper were in Memphis ihe past week. end. Mr. and ^frs. Frank Merrill had, as their guests the past week relatives from New Albany. Miss. Miss Ooldlc Sparks and Ray McKay of Blytheviile and Preston Pecry were guests Sunday at the McKay home. Union Holmes of New Madrid spent the week end here. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Beavers and Mrs. Frank Merrill visited their brother nnd family at Burdettc Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Dallas Scallions lins. us her guest n si.stcr from Jracsbcro. [I Midway Notes LUXORA, R. I—:\7rs. noy Hudson visited Mrs. J. n. niaylock Saturday. Miss Mildred Norman of Blythc- villc visited Mrs. A. J. Hill Sim- who are not producing their owr day and Monday. On his 400-a'crc fnrm, H. P. Ti- j — — jrett. of Dyer county, Tenn raise-? ^ , was vcry ncarlv , la | f ; .verything necessary or he up- mU|ftm dol , keep of his family, tenants nnd feed and feed, with cotton and oilier cash crops as clear surplus? Much credit for Ihe adoption o' this policy is due John M. Graham the new president of the association. whose br.nk In Rome is at outstanding example of what .con Mnictivc banking « n do to hell the farmers of the community at tain sound farm prosperity. In order to carry out the adopter policy the Association will crest- an agricultural board in each coun ty. This board will be the bod- through which the bankers wi maintain their agricultural con tacts rind the agency, working to gether with other organized ngr! cultural interests, that will formu a year. He specializes on sheep an his 258 Hampshircs constitute tu largest registered flock in Tennessee. An annual Income of $2000 1 •ealized from the sale of registered rams and wool. During the past twelve months Wilkcs county, N. C.. farmers solt' 1,600,000 pounds of poultry to; which they received $380,000. 200,000 dozen eggs were sold, bringiiv $56,000. The total value of poultry and eggs sold during the twelvemonths period was $436.000. Las' year saw $253,000 worth ol hogf md cattle shipped from the easten larl of Clay county. Ark. Poultr: ind eggs brought 5135.000 an cream sales amounted to $07, The total Income from the cow. inse their expectations for n reasonable price for their cotton. It ap 'ears that membership In ^the cooperative association offers aboir he only hopes for the cotton grow- •r receiving a fair price for his cot on this year. If not co-operative marketing fey cotton growers what is the solu ing definite OH whloh farmers ma; o .Ion? county of Covlngton with no great cr risk of having the reward claim cd. Co-operative sales of poultr; and hogs in Covington county fron- Novcrabcr 1. 1929, to April 30. 1930 amounted to_ 510.591.90. His poiiltYy Hock, dairy herd, am hogs pay J. A. Nicholson, of Al.i mance county. N. C.. a good profi for practically everything he grow en his 150-acre farm. Mr. N'lchol- son's flock averages about 2.000 white leghorn hens that lay about 800 eggs a day throughout the y.% He sells a few baby chicks bin de penrs largely on (he sale of "cat Ing" eggs for his income. His psiil try is handled as a farm nock onl; practical and not fancy, bill brings him n good Income and trier Is an unmistakable air of oonlen ment and well-teing about hi farm. Louisiana produced poultry an eggs last year valued at S7.1SVO' but it Is estimated that the stat consumer poultry products ever} vear worth 820,000,000. The city c- N'ew Orleans alone buys over 5^ 000,000 worth of poultry product every year. Louisiana farmers cai late definite programs. comity agricultura Reece News Notes Among those who attended th< ball game at Huffman Sunday sverr Tassye Taylor, Ouada Bromley, Sal- )ir Caldwcll. Henry Gaines. Dcwey Harbin. John Calriwell and Fret Stcvison. Henry Gaines and Frank Kcfsler left Tuesday for a few days vis:; in Tennessee. Mrs. Eddie Lee Gann and Mrs Howton of Dogwood Ridge fpeni Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Maggie Lcc Boles. Mrs. Maggie Lee Boies spcr.' Wednesday afternoon with Tassy Taylor. Mrs. Ida Akins visited Mrs. Ernest Wilson Tuesday afternoon. Robert Taylor visited John Csltl- well Tuesday night. Jessie Hicks. Tassye and VioV Taylor. Maggie Lee, Olivia and At las Boles vlsiled Mrs. Ida Aklns anti family Wednesday night. Mrs. John Bromley visited Mrs C. B. Boles Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kcssler an' family left Thursday for a fe* vceks vacation hi Tennessee. Mr. Riitl Mrs. Frank Und. Harry Saumters and Gils McGughan were '. visile rs In Blytheviile Saturday. Mr. nnd Mrs J. C. Jonc s visited 1 Mr. nnd Mr.'. A. H. Hill Tuesday. Mrs. W. M. Weber of linrdctte md Mr. and Mrs. Jim McFadden visited Mrs. E. M. McDonald Thursday, E. M. McDcnald was a business vlsllor in Blytheviile Thursday. Hnrry Stanford was a visitor In iiixora Thursday. Miss Clarice Darnell of Hicknan, Ky., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. M. McDonald, for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Maxwell and family have been attending the revival meeting at Sandy Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hill and Miss Mildred Norman ol Blytheviile visited Mr. and Mrs. O. Randolph' of Clear Lake Monday. Junior Maxwell visited Horton White Tuesday. Porter Miller was a visitor In Blytheviile Saturday. A. J. Hill will fill his appointment to pr.jach at Reece Sunday morning and night. Twenty-three of the 56 signers of I the Declaration of Independence were college men. Was Barham Lying Then or Is •••^•MMM^MI^MMMMBBMHBMMiMBiHMMIMMH^^^^^M^M^^^^^^^^^^B^^MMM^MHH He Lying Now? In (lie Blyllicvillo Convior NVws of August 7lh, County Jtulge Geo. \V. lini'liiim tuivv IH. in liis (h'sni-ralioii, to ittlnck m» tts a private individual iiiicl JIR •repi-usi'iiliitivf nf iho Throe Strttcs Lumber CAmpany, nmkinjy stntomonls in this iiliiU'l; which I .want In hercliy brand as wilful, maiirious und riliiwlerous lies. Iln says tlinl I wns CHIP of tlio most active supporters of the two mill "voluntary" (?) lux until it came time to pay, when the facts in the I'll*; arc, (is he well knows and knew wlien this statement of his was published, Unit at the time this mutter was discussed before the Tax Payers Association und the (Juorm Court, that I wns at lliu bedside of my wife in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, where she was in a very dangerous* condition, und Ihnl 1 could not have been and positively was not in attendance at cither of these meet ings. Judge Rarhani whs bound to have known [his as lie presided at liolh of these meeting. The first Hint I knew of lite "voluntary" (?) tax was when my At- lorney culled my attention lo the fact.lifter this "voluntary" (?) tax had been extended on the hooks, at the direction of Judge Barham, in .such a manner that only (he nmn who was skilled in detecting such matters could tell it from a compulsory tax. In his effort lo deceive lie snys "11 was proposed to me that I make this enormous reduction in lux of the Three States Lumber Company, a foreign corporation,' nml furlher "That nol it single complaint or petition was presented to me from any smitll land owner adjacent to the Three Stales Lumber Company." The Three States Lumber Company pays approximately ?;10,000.00 annually in Inxcs in Mississippi Comity. The amount of the reduction asked for in this petition amounted to less than ?(> lie also knows that included in this )>ctitioii which was liled before him were mimy tracts of land owned by small land owners in 40, GO nnd 80 acre tracts which had been purchased from us and who were of the .so-called small land owners that he professes to be the guardian angel for. In the same petition Mr. C. W. Rivmsy, of this City (not n foreign corporation), joined with me and asked for a similar reduction of his taxes in the immediate vicinity of the Three States Lumber Company. Yon knew this, Judge Barham, because Mr. Rnmey was present ami testified. You gave two reasons why you denied, the petition. First, you said you. were without power to make such an order except on an appsal from the Board of Equali'/.alion. I am 'advised that the law, .provides that no appeal shall lie taken to the County Court except by those who hiiva first exhausted their remedy before the Equalization Board and that no appeals can be filed lifter the .second Monday in October of each year. The second Monday in October of last year was on the 14th day: of October. On October 20th, 1929, there wns filed in your Court by your law partner, as shown on Page 117 of your County Court Docket, a petition for the reduction of assessment nnd the record shows that the sanie WAS ALLOWED BY YOU. On October 26lh, Docket Pages ' 115, 116 and 119 show that .similar orders were made by you, and even on De- cc-mber 28th, li)29, as shown on Docket Page 120, you made a similar order reducing assessments. There are numerous other similar orders made by you as shown by the records of the County- Court Clerk. Were You Lying Then or Are You Lying Now? Second, you say "I would not be a party to any such scheme of injustice to the small tax payers in that territory.' Why didn't you have the intestinal fortitude to make that statement on the 17th of May when you stated from the bench in your Court that you felt THAT A GREAT INJUSTICE HAD BEEN DONE THE THREE STATES LUMBER COMPANY and their neighbors and that you wished you had authority lo correct it? If you felt that way about it why did you tell my Attorney THAT YOU WOULD SIGN THE ORDER MAKING THE REDUCTION? Why did you tell him again in your office that you would sign the order as .soon as your County Auditor could check the figures? Why did you go to the trouble, if you felt as you now say you did about it, to have your County Auditor to check the figures and after he reported thai the Attorney's figures were correct, why did you say again that you would sign the order? Why did you then, after consulting your political advisers, reach the conclusion that you had no pow:-r to grant this petition when you had granted a number of similar petitions? Why were yon not man enough then to say that you would not become a party to any scheme of injustice? This whole proposition was ths scheme of a drowning man grabbing at anything to try to prejudice the small property owners against any individual, firm or corporation who has always been and still is their friend. You speak of my Company as a foreign corporation but those who have kept up with things know that the Threa States Lumber Company's money and influence has always been used for anything and everything that was for the best interest and welfare of Mississippi County. I again repeat that the statements made in your advertisement of August 71 h was :> cowardly attack on a private individual's right to follow Ihc dictates of his own conscience in seelcting the man he felt best qualified to serve the interest of Mississippi County in public office and al the same time conlained statements which you knew to be bareface C. G. Smith

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