The National Co-operator and Farm Journal (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 31, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 8, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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DALLAS. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MAY 8. 1907.
arouse the public to the necessity of what Bro. Calvin is doing to keep the organized by Bro. Martin last fall, and Resolved, That the County Union vlded always, that we stick togothor. progressing toward the completion of
a much-needed and long-delayed re- forces in line in Texas; then there is since then things have been
He Sings the Praises of Unionism, form, I naturally feel that my conclu- always one or two good sermons from quo
and Exalts Its Good Work for slons as to what ought and what ought some good brother from which we get I find the harvest here ripe for
the Farming Classes. not to be done are entitled to some some Information; then the reports the gathering. The farmers that I
1 consideration. from the different Locals, and the rec- have met are enthusiastic and there
Editor Co-Operator: We are cer- The idea has been from a time ord of some dear brother or sister who is a great work to be done here,
tainly encouraged and gratified when whereof the memory of man runneth have laid by their armor and passed Knox and Davies Counties are coming
we read of the great success this or- not to the contrary instilled in the over the River into a land where trusts to the front and have already inaugu-
ganlzation is having in other States mind of the young and encouraged and combines and those who make rated several reforms in their busl-
as well as Texas. Let this tidal wave throughout subsequent life, that edu- and uphold them cannot enter, and ness methods.
of success roll on; let the good work cation should be exclusively cultural, last of all we read what our loved Conditions ' "re aro very different
continue, until the last enemy of enabling its possessor to get away editor has to say, for we expect that from what they are in the South,
equity, justice and the golden rule from th'o drudgery of the farm and the he has boiled all the good things down, Hence it is more difficult to convince
has been hurled over the precipice workshop. The whole system was de- and brother farmers, all the good arti- them. They have to be "shown." 1
of public sentiment into the surging, signed and worked out with that end cles we cut out and paste in a scrap- think, however, that I will be able
foaming abyss of oblivion. in view, that is, the training of gen- book. It makes a fine reference booh, to help our cause very materially, es-
statu of Bandera county, now in session at
Winon's Creek, endorse the measure.
J. W. FROM 10,
Yours for the Union.
J. P. PARKER.
Liberty Hill, Tex.
a warehouse in Calhoun City.
M. L. ALDR1DGB,
Slato Springs, Miss.
The National Co-Operator: I have Editor National Co-Operator: I he-
Just finished a line of dates In Whar- Jong to Beaverdani Local Union, and
ton County. I Initiated twenty-eight wo have a membership of forty. My
people into the Union and also or- father is an organizer and since he
ganized one Local. At 101 Campo I began recently, lias organized five
— got tlio business men to suhscribo Locals with an aggregate of 100 men*
National Co-Operator: We have two $1000 for a warehouse. In Wharton hers. JOHN O. TOUCHSTONE.
Built on Loan and Donation Plan.
Each an Eminent Success. Three
More Are To Be Built.
warehouses in Eastland County, Tex- County I talked to Bohemians and
as, one at Gorman and one at Carbon.' to GeVmn.ns and have got them tntor-
Each one was built by the District ested. I found also a prosperous col-
May God bless the men whose fer- tlemen of leisure, for the attainment so that when I want to visit some pecially with the aid Co-Operator will Union of its community. They were ony of Danes and explained Unionism
VAN ZANDT WAREHOUSES.
tile brains conceived the idea of again of the very highest possible degree of Local and give them a talk it does not give me.
organizing the farmers, though the intellectual pleasure. It has not been take me long to prepare a good taJlt
wreckage and debris of the Grange deemed necessary or proper to edu- on most any subject, and I think it is
and the Alliance was still floating up- cate beyond the mere rudiments of all right to use the ideas of our goi 3
on the surging billows of the unfor- living, the industrial classes. Espec- brothers. There are none of us m
gotten past. ially has this been true with refer- smart but that we may learn friVm
Oh, but if I only had the knowl- ence to the farmers' boys, practically others, and then those pieces I savB
JNO. K. WEINMEISTER,
Washington, Ind, State Organizer.
APPROVES PLEDGE PLAN.
built on what is called the "Loan and
Donation" plan. Non-union peoplo
made donations and Union members
in good standing loaned tlio balance
needed, "warehouse certificates" be-
ing Issued for the loans, these cer-
pledge tilicates carrying liens on the proper-
to tliem and initiated three of them.
All these foreign citizens have sub-
scribed to the warehouse fund.
THOMAS M. WALTON,
El Campo, Tex. Organizer.
BELL COUNTY UNION.
Editor Co-Operator: Your
edge of Webster and the eloquence of all of whom are fired with aspirations make fine selections to read at oar for cotton raisers to sign is tlio very ty and bearing Interest. These cei l I- .
Patrick Henry, that I might go out to become professional or "business" Local meetings and by putting them idea; we will all sign it in my Local, flcatcs are paid from fees received for To The Co-Operator; Bell County
upon life's fitful sea and warn our men, that they may not be forced to in a scrapbook you will have them which is known as Holden Local. weighing, sampling, grading and stor- Union held ils session April 3 and 4
people against the traps, deadfalls work with their hands for a living, in good shape for using on short no- The boys out here aro falling in lng. Aa soon as paid off the property at Bartlelt, the biggest little town In
and the scheming devices that are One of the chief objects of the reform tice. line nicely. Our warehouse at Ar- belongs to the members of tin* sev- America—so big, Indeed, It lakes two
now being prepared to disrupt, dis- movement has been to correct these I wish to say to my brothers in the cadia is completed and ready for busi- era! Local Unions in the two districts, counties to hold it, one end being In
courage and destroy the Farmers' Un- false notions of life as well as to South that as business agent of this ness. We expect to handle at least share and share alike. All members Bell and the other in Williamson
ton. provide ample facilities for the educa- (Osage County, Kans.) Union, that 75 per cent of the cotton raised in who share in the property are required county. The County Union was roy-
Brethren, keep your eyes upon the tion of our industrial population to a when you have any thing for sale, the territory surrounding our ware- to patronize tho warehouses and in
To the Editor: Wo Union people of
Van Zaiiflt county have organized a
stock company and will build and op-
erate a Union co-operative warehouse
at Grand Saline. 1 intend to start
out shortly to round up the boys for
Unionism And hope to do much good
for the cause.
C. L. SULLIVAN,
FULL OF GLADNESS.
Indicator, .turn neither to the right high degree of skillfulness and effieien- write me, giving price, and when han- house, and by all. means sell it for this way the certificates are soon
nor to the left, but keep on that cy in their work. The fact they do dy, send sample, and I will place the the boys direct to the spinners in lots taken up and canceled.
Straight and narrow way that leads to not seem to have ever appreciated matter before your brothers in my ter- of 500 or more bales. Our buildings are up-to-date and
everlasting success. is that ninety-six per cent of the peo- ritory. We use tobacco, rice, lumber, We should, throughout the cotton have a cotton yard In connection with
I have been accused by the enemies pie must follow industrial pursuits lemons, oranges, sugar and what we raising belt, use cotton tags with tho waterworks attached and electric
Of right and fair play as being an leaving only four out of every hundred call Orleans molasses; none of these Farmers' Union label on them. All lights at Gorman, This warehouse is
extremist on Union principles. I who can hope to live exclusively by in- things do we produce here, except we should adopt a uniform cotton tag and all paid for and we have money In our
To the Editor: I am truly glad The
National Co-Operator and Mercury*
ally entertained by the citizens and Password have united, because they
Invited back. The meeting was good were both great papers, but #h (.«•-
In all respects. -We raised $40 in two they become stronger and more in«
minutes to pay expenses of mission- fluential.
arles to tell others the truths and Harmon Local Union, to which I bo-
plead guilty. I have that class to tellectual effort. In common with the do make beet sugar in this State. -We label,
fight. A set of vampires, ghouls and leading educators of Texas, 1 am of are producers of corn and wheat, pork
vandals, so to speak, who are con- opinion that legislation forcing upon and beef and apples; but this year we
tinually sucking the life-blood from the teachers and the people, regard- will not have any fruit, as it has all
myself r d family, my neighbor and less of local conditions and prejudi- been killed by a hard freeze on the
his family, without giving anything ces, the teaching of any special branch l&th of April. It lias been very dry
In return. Yes, I plead guilty to the of industrial education, and especially here for two nionihs. No corn up
beauties of Unionism.
C. J. JACKSON.
PIKE COUNTY UNION.
treasury. We handled 5000 hales In
this house, selling for minimum basis,
and wo have a little in bank yet. I de-
sire to say here that the warehouse
has consolidated the Union in East-
GIN AND WAREHOUSE.
N. A. CULBERTSON.
National Co-Operator: Blythovlllo
Local Union had tho honor of enter-
long. Is growing In numbers and la
strength. We have twenty-four men*
hers and meet twice a month.
C. VKSCO PATY,
Honey Grove, Texas.
land County and it shows us how to talnlng Mississippi County (Arkansas) Editor National Co-Operator: The
Editor Co-Operator: 1 lie Union win the fight. The speculator cannot Union fit lls last regular session Just members of Sand Hill Lieal Union of
charge of being an extremist along agriculture, Is not only unwise but yet; wheat looks bad, but a big rain cause Is doing exceedingly well In this knock it out. closed. Home good speeches were Taylor county, Texas, aro unstinted
this line. When I fight the devil I dangerous to the ultimate success of today (April 29) will prepare the part of Arkansas. Our County Union The Carbon warehouse completed made. State Lecturer Lewis being in their praise of Assistant State Lee.
fight him with fire. I shall continue the movement and to the general edu- ground and give us a good stand of jn the six months Just passed has in- later than the Gordon, lias succeeded one of the orators. Wo elected a turer James Sloan for the groat good
to be an extremist on Union matters cational interests of the country. We corn, as it will come up quick when creased in membership from 450 to equally as well, proportionately. We aro board of warehouse and gin directors ho did our noble enure In liis speech
until our last enemy has been sub- have opposed such legislation while planted. I am glad to see the brothers 025. This shows that we are not Idle, going to build three more warehouses and will have both ready for this
dued, and organized greed has been favoring a flexible system adjustable are putting up so many warehouses m,r lukewarm. This, I'ike County in tho county, whereby we Intend to year's crops, and this will make the
forced to accept our terms of surren- to the varying conditions of the several and showing such determination too, (Arkansas) Union has just held its control tho market In Eastland Coun- third warehouse in the county,
der, and freedom of thought, freedom sections of the State, and the special for it seems to nie that if tho cotton regular meeting and with excellent re- ty. J. N. HUDSON, j, m, STROMER
of action and industrial emancipation interests to be subserved, to be ener- farmers will just use common sen fil,its. We will have a good warehouse Carbon, Tex. County Lecturer. Blythcvllle, Miss.
is inscribed upon the Farmers' Union gized by a sufficient appropriation to and grit that in live years from now jn operation at Delight in ample timo _J
banner. When that great day comes enable the State Superintendent of they will be the most prosperous peo- f(,r this year's crops. Our worthy
and our consummating efforts have Public Instruction to employ a compe- pie In these United States and that County President, R. T. Langley, Is
been crowned with ultimate success, tent agency to direct the work in all the South will be the most desirable watching and serving faithfully every
then ten million of the founders of portions of the State. But as the pro- place to live in this continent. So, interest of the Union.
this great republic, the pillars and posed flexible system did not open the brothers, it is up to you to stick Your editorials on "Allen Land Own-
aupport of Christianity and the found- way for tho sale of several hundred and stick tight; you have got the ersliip," and "Corruption Fund De
ANDERSON COUNTY UNION.
here at the meeting of the County
Union. We want Co-Operator to let
him know that we appreciate his ct
forts and are grateful to him. Be-
fore he came we had fourteen mem-
bers, with an average attendance at
meetings of six to ten. The next
meeting after Bro. Sloan's speech we
took in thirteen members and there
County, on April 12th and had an In- nig nock Local and we had a good and
teresting meeting. Plans were com- profitable meeting. We meet next with
of human civilization will have thousand text-books on "Elementary speculator going now; keep him going clined," have put. the farmers of this pleted and a directory elected to build Watts Schoolhouso Local on July 11th.
great reason to rejoice and sing an- Agriculture," it was promptly turned until he goes under never to rise part, of the country to thinking and
thems of praise to the name of Gresh- down by the Legislature, at the iu- any more. You can do it. We have they are opening their eyes to see
am and his co-laborers. stance of the school-book trusts. got the grain trust down, up here, upon what shoals we are drifting.
Then will the dawning of the Farm- It is my purpose, however, with the and we are going to put it down—clear Keep up this good work that the peo-
ers' Union millenium appear. Then permission of the State Department down to the bottom of the bottomless p]e may begin to put their thinking
in one harmonious chorus, will the of Education to appeal to the progres- pit where all of its kind belongs.
ehout go up from the four corners sive and public-spirited citizenship of Farmers to the front! Long live
National Co-Operator: The District The Co-Operator: Anderson Coun
Union met at Prairie Point, Houston ty (Texas) Union met April 11th with are more to come.
a warehouse at Lovelady.
Our Ixical Is forming a company to
build a co-operative gin.
JOE. E. EDMONDSON.
V. 1'. County Union.
WILL BUILD WAREHOUSE.
continent, "Deliverance has
Yes, I am an "extremist."
E. B. HOUSE,
San Saba, Texas. Secretary.
Texas to aid me financially to carry
out the proposed plan independently
of legislative assistance.
V. W. GRUBBS,
President National Board of Industrial
Education, Farmers' Educational and
the F. E. and C. U. of A.
W. II. QUILLEN,
Osage City, Kan. Business Agent.
ARTHUR H. CUM MINGS,
Chaplain Pike Co. Union.
New Hope, Ark.
AN EARNEST SISTER.
Editor National Co-Operator: I live
In the northeastern portion of Louis-
iana, In Richland Parish. Our Local
Union Is moving along all right. We
Mr. Editor: I have only belonged to '"lvo thirty-nine members, all taking a
■ The Farmers Union a short while, Interest in the principles of oui
Warehouses In Towns and Telephones membership being will. Spring onlor-
Kind Editor: West Fork Loctfl Un-
ion of Jack county, Texas, was or-
ganized about one year ago with six
members, and we have grown to be
We have a warehouse at Jacksboro
that up to the manager's last report
had handled 4242 bales of cotton and
there Is still some coming In.
Our State President, Hon. E. A.
Calvin, was with us at our County
. _ Union meeting and made us a speech
Educational and Co-Operative Union, us May 21 and 22, to give us a State that „„ W()I1(1erfu!ly.
President V. W. Grubbe Appeals for
Active 8upport From the Mem-
bership of the Union.
Greenville, April 27, 1907.
Editor Co-Operator: Having recent-
ly been appointed by President Bar-
rett, President of the National Board
Unionism Rapidly Growing and State
Will Be Organized May 21 by
To National Co-Operator: The Un-
ion in Kansas is moving along at. a
Dallas (Tex.) News:
"The Farmers' Union has received
an Invitation to send delegates to tho
fourth International cotton congress t.o
be held in Vienna, Austria, May 27,
28, 29 and 30," said E. A. Calvin, presi-
dent of the State Farmers' Union of
Texas. "Our National President, C. S.
In Farm Houses Gi\?e Prosperity
Hill liOcal Union. My husband being ®ur ' n'nn met in Delhi tho othei
a Union member Is, of course, a farm- started the ball to rolling that
will end in something good and prac-
ticable. A warehouse was the prime
National Co-Operator: Unionism
was never so strong In Williamson
county as now. Every Union man Is
talking warehouses, and co-operation.
er. I know what it. Is for women
to work In the Holds and I know how
It. makes the heart ache to see our °WCC' the meeting and a warehouse
Is what the end will be, and more
warehouses, If needed.
J. W. HIGGIN BOTH A M,
little children toll In the Holds when
they ought to be at school. The Iron
of tills Injustice done the farming
classes by the traffickers and gamblers
of Industrial Education of the Farmers' rapid rate. Bro.'Barrett is to be with
I beg sufficient space in your paper organization. We met our President
to state my views as to the best meth- at Topeka in March. He is the right
ods for the successful prosecution of man in the right place and very well
the educational work of the organiza- we remember the able manner in
tion, and hope to secure the hearty co- which he and Bro. Miller of the Exee-
operatlon and active support of the utlve Hoard straightened out our
membership In my effort to improve trouble up here In Kansas.
Not long since Burnet County IJn
ion resolved to build a number of j„ farm products has entered my soul
warehouses, but rescinded the action and, It seems at times, almost turned
Barrett, of Atlanta, Ga., and perhaps "K 'a8^ meeting to give the Locals my heart Into a seething cauldron of
some other members will accept tho nn<l Ulstrlct I n I oris more scope and hatred. Our only hope for release from quite a number of brothers writing
invitation. The object of the congress Bertram has taken the lead by or- further degradation of this kind is in favor of cotton bagging, with which
Is to bring about a better understand- Kanlzing an association that has pur- The Farmers' Union and the man who to wrap our cotton, and some of tht
lng between producer and trianulac- chased the ground. Liberty Illll lias wm betray its principles by being un- Local Unions taking action in favor ol
FAVORS COTTON BAGGING.
Editor National Co-Operator: I see
UNION IN INDIANA.
it co-operative gin that did well last true to them and to his obligations
yea'. simply betrays his wife anil his chil-
Another phase of co-operation, tho dren. MRS. OLLIE REID,
rural telephone, has received a new Oxford, Ark.
National Co-Operator: I have been
Impetus by Burnet County Union es-
tablishing one, with headquarters at
Bertram. This little town has 300
it. For myself, and in behalf of the
brethren hereabouts, I desire to heart
ily indorse this movement.
It will enable us to get rid of ou*
stained cotton, commonly called dog-
tail, and even if the bagging costs as
much as the jute (and it is hardly pos-
have slble it will), we get a price for what
National To Operator: Bandera
County (Texas) Union, at Its meeting
the educational systems within its ju- Now, dear Co-Operator, I do not appointed Slato Ortranlzer for Indl- held April 5th and Gth last, adopted phone which cost the subscribers $3 National Co-Operator: We
risdiction. Having given about ten wait very long after the mail man ana and have been in this State only following resolution: p,.r annum. With a warehouse In been organized about six months and we hare almost to give away now, and
years to the study of the subject, dur- leaves you till I peruse your columns, ten dajR, arriving here April 20th, Whereas, The Insurance question is every town and a telephone In every have twenty-five members. There are we kill the infamous jute trust,
lng which time I have spent many I must look up what Uncle Sam Hamp- last. It looks good to me. I found being discussed and agitated by our farm house, there need be no further 1500 members of the Union in this, J. W. FLEMING,
thousands of dollars in an effort to ton is doing first; then I must see twenty-two Local Unions already here, Btate Union, therefore M#e for pauperism or Ignorance, pro- Calhoun County, Mississippi. We are Palmer. I. T.
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