Oklahoma State Labor News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 16, 1907 Page: 3 of 4
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Amendments Offered to
Indiahoma State Union
Of the Farmer's Educational and Co-Operative Union
of America are as follows:
PLAN TO PREVENT EROSION.
Amendment OOeretl l>J the Woodward
The Indiahoma state union shall
establish and maintain an Informa-
tion bureuu to take the place of the
termor state business ngent depart-
ment. and that any county, district or
loud union shall be empowered to
levy any dues or assessments neces-
sary to meet any expense that may be
Amendment Offered by tlic l>ay
That the amount of dues to the
state union be tlxed by the state union,
that all local and subordinate or-
ganizations bt* allowed to fix their own
Be It Resolved by the Day County
Union of the F. E. & C. U. of A.
Fi,«t That we petition the state
union to prepare nnd furnish for all
county unions a form, or order of
Second. That we urgently petition
the state union to establish a union
newspaper, one wholly uninfluenced
liv partlslan politics, but teach politi-
cal economy, and devote Its column*
entirely to the interest of the Farmer
;u„l the Laboring classes, anil es-
pecially to the F. E. & C. U of A.
Third. That we encourage a move-
ment by which each local may have
the benefit of at least two lecturers
each year by a county lecturer nnd
Fourth. That all Instructions from
the State Secretary to the local secre-
taries shall be sent direct and not by
publication in a newspaper.
Fifth. That the. State Union he
asked to prepare a printed form for
Chaplain to use in opening and clos-
ing locals with prayer. Signed,
JACOB M. QASSETT.
\mendment Offered l>> Central
Union No. lflifl-
\V A Goodspeed, Secretary.
That Sec. 2 , Art. 11, be amended
by striking out the words "Or a coun
tv Union" at the end of section.
That Sec. 11. In Art. 3. be amended
to read at end of Sec. "Or a county
Union." . , t . .
That Sections 1-2-3-4 of Art. 9. be
stricken out. and put in place thereof
Sec. 1. Art. 3, Page 12. of new con-
To the President and Members of the
F. E. & C. U. of A., Greeting-
Whereas, we are all aware of tne
fact that our present dues are not
sufficient to bear our local and county,
national nnd state dues.
Be it Resolved by the F. E. & C.u
of A. state -meeting which meets in
Shawnee in regular session, to am-
end Sec. 4 to read as follows:
The dues per member shall be 15
cents per month, ($1.80) per year,
payable quarterly in advance and shall
he divided as follows:
20 cents to state union. 60 cents to
the county union nnd SI to be re-
tained by the local unions. And the
80 cents to be sent to county secre-
tary-treasurer by local secretary-
treasurer. who will forward 20 cents
to state union and retain 60 for county
PEN V. HAMPTON,
Member of Mt. Pleasant ! ocal No. 142.
Amendment Offered by Hollon Local
That a state lecturer and organizer
be elected. , „
Amendment Offered by Sand \alc>
lx>cul No. 2105.
Agnes Wells, tjec'y-Treaa, Crescent,
To raise salary of Sec-y.-Treasurer
from J7S0 per annum to *1200 per
Amendment Offered by Victory Local
I. H. Land, Sec'y., Afton, I. T.:
That Art. 1 Sec. 4, be amended to
read, After payable, to read, Semi-J
annually in December and June or
Amendment Offered as Follows:
To the Officers and Delegates com-
posing the State Union of the F. E.
& C. U. of A. to be held In Shaw-
nee, Oklahoma, August 20, 1907.
We ask that Sec. 4, Art. 1, of our
state constitution be amended by
striking out the word "Quarterly in
second line and substttuting*he word
J. B. HODMAN.
J. M. F. HADL
J. A. RASH,
Amendment Offered by Welcome
local No. 1929.
That Art. 1, Sec. 4, be amended
to read, "All dues shall be paid
semi-annually," instead of quarterly.
W. A N1CHOL,
Sec'y.-Treas., Blue Jacket, I. T.
Amendment offered by Madge local
N. E. Abernathy, Sec'y.. Madge, Okla.:
Request to amend constitution that Wr*} IKK
none but nctual farmers can be mem- jM
Amendment Offered by Mt. IMhruIi fo-
cal No. 17 <12.
Joseph Voss, Sec'y., Okarche. Okla.:
Request to amend constitution that
all dues, local, county, state and na-
tional. be paid every six months nnd
pass word given for same length of
That the members of the ex-com-
mlttee be reduced to three from flve
That no officer of state or national
union shall be a candidate or hold any
public office during his term of office
in the farmers union.
Amendment Offered by J. E. Ander-
son. Bradley, Okla.
That Sec. 15, Art. 3, read as fol-
lows: "It shall be the duty of the
state ecretary to make a financial
report at the quarterly meetings of all
money on hand and all paid out and
for what, to the local secretary of
each quarter of each and every county
In the state.
Use of Spoiled Hay That Has Been
Baled Will Do the Trick.
Farmers in some lections suffer
much from the effect of erosion of
their lands. Ditches formed by over
flow water 1 have found can be cheap-
ly filled by bales of hay or straw
placed across the ditch so as to form
a dam. The ditch may then be
plowed in or a little earth piled
against the bales and succeeding; rains
will complete the work.
The bales should be laid flat and
carefully fitted after manner showif
in the illustration, says a correspond-
LABOR DAY HISTORY
^Continued from first page
IK87, New York.
1S87, May 11. Massachusetts
iss!>. March 20, Connecticut.
1S89. March 29, Nebraska
1N8!>.April 35, Pennsylvania.
1 s90. April 15, Iowa.
1890, April 28, Ohio.
1K81, February 10, Maine.
1891. February 24, Washington
1891. March 4, Montana.
18 91, March 4, Kansas.
1891. March 9. Indiana.
1891. March 11, Tennessee
1891. March 31, New Hampshire
1MM, June 1". Illinois
1891, October 16, Georgia.
1891, December 22, S. Carolina.
1892. February 5, Virginia.
18 92, February 23, Utah.
1892, July 7, Louisiana.
1892, December 12, Alabama
1893, February 11, Texas.
1893, February 14. Deleware.
1893, March 2 3, California.
1893. March 23, California,
1893. April 18, Minnesota.
1893, Apri 19. Wisconsin.
1893. April 29, Florida.
1893. May 2 6. Rhode Island.
1894. .Tune 28, District of Columbia
1895. April 9. Missouri.
TETT WHITE LAUNDRY AND
TOWEL SUPPLY COMPANY
I. R. LIGHT, Proprietor
PHONE 231. 215 V. CALIFORNIA
Amendment Offered by Committee of
Coal County Union.
That Sec. 4. Art. 12, be stricken
out. Commencing at the word "The"
on ninth line of the constitution and
to be amended to read as follows: "All
votes to be opened and counted by
a committee elected by the state union
for that purpose, and in the event
that no one gets the majority vote,
then the state union shall proceed
to elect someone.
Signed by committee,
S. A. FISH,
\ meml men t Offered by fjoeal Union
Where any local union has dis-
banded or ceased to meet and mem-
bers being thus thrown out of the
union and It Is Impossible to get
enouffh of said disbanded local to-
gether to demit any member of said
local wishing to unite with any other
local by furnishing satisfactory proof
of being in good standing at the time
said local ceased to meet, may be
admitted upon a two-thirds ballot of
the local to which they make appli-
cation provided the secretary collect
dues from the time of their being ad-
mitted at the rate of 6 0 cents per
year and 8 cents per year national
Amendment to Sec. 1 9.:
Provided further that no one shall
vote a black ball for any personal
pecuniary difference that might be
between them when they are other-
wise elgible to membership In the
The Bales in Place.
ent of Prairie Farmer. The bottom
of the ditch should be leveled so that
the bales will set firmly on the
ground and the banks dug off so tha
they will be reasonably perpendicular.
Next all crevices must be trampled full
If one bale will not repch across the
ditch more may be used. If two bales
are used they should be added so as
to press against each other and against',
the bank as shown In the cut. If put
In this way no support will be re-
quired. the force of water will only
crowd the bales against the bank and
keep them firmly in place.
If more than one tier of bales Is
required the ditch should be filled
level with the top of the first tier be-
fore another tier is laid.
Masonry or concrete would of course
make a better job. but the bales are
not so expensive. 1 use damaged hay
or straw which I have had baled for
the express purpose of use In this
If the bales are properly placed na-
ture fills the ditch. Water goes
through th«? bales as readily as
through a sieve, but all particles of
earth are held back until the ditch is
filled to the top of the bales.
For Corporation Commissioner.
We are authorized to announce the
name of Mr. IV A. Crafton of Shaw-
nee. Pottawatomie county, as the Re-
publican nominee for Railroad Com-
Organizer Charles W. Fear is work-
ing among the tollers of Southern
Kansas this week.
IF YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT WHEN
YOU WANT IT—ORDER
NEW STATE BEEK
"d\\e "fteev *3V\aA
Amendment Offered by Deleware ¥/>-
cal No. 2005.
Strike out the word quarterly in
second line of Sec. 4 after the word
"payable" and Insert the words
"Semi-annually" in its place.
Amendment Offered by W. O. W llker-
All locals shall pay their dues to
the county in which it Is located, ex-
cept where the country union sees
fit to waive jurisdiction.
Strike out eight lines of Sec. 1
The whole of Sec. 16. be stricken
Art. 11 be stricken from the con
Give the hog a chance to be clean.
The farm of the good farmer im-
proves in productiveness from year
After all. the grain and roughage
grown on western farms are the
cheapest and best feeds for fattening
stock, and especially for fattening
The best time to plant corn is when
the ground is warm enough; but the
surface should be so dry that the dirt
will not stick to the planter wheels.
Take quick and good care of the
trees and shrubs as they come from
the nursery. Don't leave them lying
about in the wind and sun to dry out.
Protect the roots. Dig big holes,
spread out the roots carefully and
cover with fine dirt, and your stuff
ought to start right off growing.
Grass and grain form a good com-
bination for pork making. If the
grass is blue grass so much the bet-
ter, as that is rich in muscle-making
food. The best grain is that not too
heavy in starch. In some parts of
Europe barley is used for finishing
hogs on grass, and produces an ex-
Amendment Offered by Comanche
J. S. Glpson, Secretary:
Amendment Offered by J. li. Arm-
That Sec. 4, Art 1, be amended to
read, "that the dues per member
shall be 10 cents per month ($1.20
per year) to be divided as at present
That beginning with the 9th line
lows: For his services, he shall re-
ceive per annum $900, payable month-
ly, including all necessary expenses,
not to exceed $2 per day and trans-
portat i —
The following Is a list of union
publications having a general circula-
tion that are worthy of patronage.
American Monthly Review of Re-
American Shoe and Leather Re-
Boot and Shoe Recorder.
Bob Taylor's Magazine.
Railroad Man's Magazine.
North American Review
Sis Hopkln's Own Book.
Standard and Vanity Fair.
Push the Corn.
All com growers have noticed that
if corn is planted at just the right
time, that is to say, when the ground
has warmed up sufficiently, ancl the
moisture is not too deep, the seed
sprouts quickly and often within two
days you can see the young plants in
the rows. Growing crops, like young
live stock, need a quick, vigorous
start, and then they need pushing along
during the whole season. The harrow
will do more telling work right now
than any other implement. Don't be
afraid of harrowing too much. Har-
row before planting, and when the
plants begin to peep through the
ground harrow with the rows. If thor-
ough work is done, the ground will be
kept clean, and is in much better con
dition than 11 cultivators were started
early. More thorough harrowing is
done, the cultivators need not start
ail the corn is six or eight inches
Land Good for Something.
All land is good for something. Tf
it has been so hardly cut up by rains
that it cannot be brought under the
plow or cannot be used for pasturage,
it may still be used for the growing
of certain kinds of trees There are
trees that will grow in gullies and on
the poorest of soils. It is better to
have them occupying the ground than
to have unsightly gullies and clay
banks lying baked in the sun. A group
of trees will at least lend beauty to
the landscape while they are young
and value to the farm when they are
A Good Ration for Calves.
Sam McKelv4e of Nebraska feed!,
his calves the first year equal parts
of bran, corn and meal and oats, with
ill the alfalfa they want. That ration
jugbt to uiitke them bumy.
The firms who ndvertlse union made
goods are entitled to your pntronage
A WASTE OF MONEY.
Injudicious Methods in the Use of
Roads Funds Prove Almost
The farmers of the west pay mil-
lions in each state every year for good
road and yet bad roads are the rule
and good roads the exception.
There is enough money spent. It is
folly to levy greater taxes to be spent
with equal folly. The great problem
is how to spend the money wisely, and
when we learn this there will be no
cry for greater taxation, but a reduc-
tion of about one-half, to the great
relief of farmers and to the great im-
provement of the roads. We have
given time enough in Investigating
the Value of the road drag to be ab-
solutely convinced that after the road
is first drained and graded an ex
penditure of five dollars a mile In
the use of the drag will keep the
roads of the west in better condition
than any living man has ever expect
ed to see them or than nine men out
of ten believe they can be kept. We
simply throw money away in allow
ing the roads to go undrained and un
graded anil wash out and then get
men and teams together, use an ex
pensive grader, pile up a lot of loose
dirt, with old cans and horse shoes
and empty bottles, and with grass
and weeds galore in the middle of
the road, rendering it something t^
be avoided until necessity compels
us to ure It. This is simply folly un-
speakable and a horrible waste of
i it is equal folly, Wallace's Farmer
j goes on to protest, for us to put in
j wooden culverts. The time has gone
i bv when any culverts should be mad
• of wood. It is equal folly to under
take to build stone abutments for
bridges, even though the stone were
quarried and lying on the ground
I These stone foundations for bridges
will just as surely crumble as th
years come. Twenty years ano supt
visors ceased to build stone br.d;:'
but instead put in piling in iron
tubes. These will stand for two or
three generations, it has been per-
fectly clearly demonstrated that ce
itient is cheaper than the sione quar
ried and lying ready to put In There-
fore. If we are to save our tnoncj «e ■
must discard lhes< bridges with stone ^
foundation, put in cement; discard,
all the wooden culverts using cement
instead, and then when ihe road Is
once drained by tiling or otherwlie, 1
and graded, use simply the mad drag
We are salisfied that b> following
this policy the stale of Illinois eould
Siiv $:;,OOO.OfiO out of tile $1,000,000
and over that were used on the roads
last year, and have roads that would
be a pleasure and a comfort to travel
over nine-tenths of the yeai 'I ho
game may be said of Iowa, Missouri.
Minnesota. Wisconsin and eastern
Kansas and Nebraska I "is not
much to the road question where the
rainfall Is less tVan 20 inches; but
where the rainfall is from -0 to 40
Inches we must have mud and misery
three or four months of the year un-
less we learn how to use «>nr money
I collected In the lh#P« Of taxes In-
telligently. The great trouble Is to
set road supervisors to quit patching
up roads or bridges or culverts and
put In permanent culverts and
bridges, using cement, costly as it
may seem at first, but with the con-
fidence that It will stand until their
crandchlldren are ready to vote Hav-
ing done this, quit patching up tip-
roads. Drain the roads if they need
grading, and then make It to the in-
terest of the farmers to gel out after
every rain and drag the roads, using
the cheapest and lightest drag that
they can possibly make.
It Is Pure
It Is (iood
It Is Wholesome
KVIiRY BOTTLE STERILIZED
New State Brewing Association
Phone 113 Oklahoma City, Okla.
ALL KINDS OF BREAD, CAKES AND PIES
"Like Mother Used to Make"
The Best at the
M. BROOKS. Props.
4-01 N. Robinson St.
Metropolitan Barber Shop
M. S. FITE, Proprietor
HA TH ROOM IN CONNECTION
BFST F:QUIPPED feiHOF* I IN CITY
223 North ^roadway
DOES HE KICK? —
mean ing* your horse? Well, rather. No
wonder—h shoes don't fit and the nail*
through hi* hbofa hurt him. You'd kick
too, under similar circumstances. Next
time he needs scientific shoeing bring
him around here and get it—get it at the
price of the ordinary don't-give-a-hang
21S West First Street
TI IK LABOR NEWS si PER YEAR
Secretaries of local unions are le-
quested to sec that their organisa-
tion Is represented herein, and that
the names and addresses of the offi-
cers are changed promptly when new
officers lire elected or old ones change
If your organization Is not Inctuo-
f.,1 in the directory, send In the in-
formation to The Oklahoma State
IJ> AT HAND
And OUT OF DOORS SPORTS Of All Kinds Can be
Colorado, Utah, New Mexico
Arid Throughout I be Entire
KOCKY MIHNIAI\ HI GION
ihe Denver & Rio Grand Railroad
Reaches Practically All the Intermountain
FOR OUTING AND RESORT PUBLICATIONS, ADDRESS
s. K. HOOPEK,
General Passenger Agent; Denver, Colo.
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