Sentinel News-Boy. (Sentinel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 25, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma, Saturday, March 25, 1905.
DON'T STOP AT THINKING,
BUT DO SOMETHING I
by geo. l. bishop.
The article by Wilson Haynes in the
last issue, calling attention to the
possibilities ,and advantages of cows
and creameries, certainly sounds good
to me. It is most encouraging to find
a Uuion man getting hold of a subject
of such vital and everyday importance.
Haynes must have discovered that E in
F. E. & C. U. It stands for education,
and means study your own business and
do not spend so much time cussing the
other man who is beating you, simply
because he knows more. Let's get after
the problems which lie unsolved around
our own door step.
Cows and creameries make a combi
nation which, once understood, will
appeal to many farmers of Washita
and other counties of the Southwest.
I want every farmer who reads this
and has a family of boys and girls and
'4 section, on which he has been grow-
ing cotton and kids, to go right now and
get that paper and read again that
article by Mr. Haynes. Now you can't
do what he says in 15 minutes, for you
may not have the cows, and you don't
know enough, but that article gives
you a few things. It is all true. But
if you think you'd like to try it, the
first thing you do, subscribe for some
good dairy paper, like 4 'Hoard's Dairy-
man," then write to the experiment
station for any information they may
have in Bulletin form. They have a
model creamery plant at Stillwater, and
are prepared to teach boys and girls the
best and most economic methods of
handling milk and making butter.
Also write to the Sec. of Agriculture
at Washington, D. C. and say : Please
mail to me each month your list of
publications, and you will receive each
month thereafter a list of perhaps 100
bulletins, some may be on dairying. All
vou have to do is to write for them, and
they are yours. You have to pay for
them whether you get them or not. In
the mean time you have brought this
up in the local union, got all you could
there, talked it over with these boys
and girls, and your wife, of course.
Then if you fully decide to tackle it
write to John Fields, Director of the
Experiment Station at Stillwater, and
isk him about that 8 weeks short course
in dairying, which begins every year in
I anuary and continues 8 weeks. Costs
about 30 dollars for board and other
incidental expenses. Its woith^ooif
you really mean to go into a business
iu a business way.
1 am going to take the short course
of 8 weeks at Stillwater myself next
year, and 1 would like to have a few
itinner boys frojii Washita county go
with me. Dairying is not the only
thing; you get stock judging, seed
election, blacksniithing, and so on.
Just a kind of an eye opener for the
"Think about it." There is a chance
to get your dollar back—the Farmers
Union work has only begun, "We must
educate if we hope to co-operate."
Verily, I could preach a long sermon
with that as my text, but for this time
will just leave you to "Think abo^t it."
The "Field Editors" are giving ex-
cellent service. See?
GRAFT AND CRAFT.
In some way the opinion has gained
currency in Texas that the Grange is
dead. On the contrary, it i« the
strongest agricultural organization in
the world, although weak in Texas and
most of the Southern States. The rea-
sons for the failure of the Grange, or
partial failure in Texas, are simple,
and the same may be said of the Al-
liance. They are the same reasons
that have always cursed organization
—whether in politics, society, com-
merce, church or State, to-wit: leader-
ship naturally drifts into control of
two classes: first, men of great will
force, but small mentality in other
respects. With this class, selfishness
and graft are natural, and may even be
honest; second, men of great will power
and great mentality, but with natural
cunning and deceit, scamps and grafters
by nature. The righteous leaders of
the earth are men of great wiU power,
and great mentality, accompanied by
real patriotism, love for God, man and
country. Modesty is natural to this
combination. Hence they seldom ap-
pear in leadership unless evolved by
great emergencies. If the Farmers
Union can continue to escape the pit
f alia oi graft and craft in leadership its
imifatasnT in. every ftaM can., not be
Minium 'I!' 17
0 Per Cent MONEY
On FARM LOANS.
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u""' J. A. HARRISON,
Office Justice of the Peace,
! South of Drug Store, Sentinel
O. Willey, secretary of the local Union
near Portland, hands in a batch of ten
subscribers for the county union paper.
If other secretaries will follow his ex-
ample we will soon be in close touch
over the county, and be better prepared
to carry on the work of reform. Those
who have not been reading the News-
Boy have lost much, already. Several
articles of incalculable benefit to our
order have lately appeared in its columns
—not from the pen of the editor—but
uwrtributfd by writers of experience
and cool judgment; articles that you
can ill afford to miss.
The Advisary Council is a new adjunct
to the Texas State Union. This coun-
cil seems to think the Farmers Union
has all it can do to take care of its own
membership in their relations to agri-
culture and commerce, and have there-
fore passed the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Farmers* Educa-
tional and Co-operative Union will not
affiliate, organically, with the Nation-
al Cotton Association, the Southern
1 Cotton Association, the Texas Cotton
Growers' Association, the Ginners As-
1 sociation, the Farmers Congress, any
labor organization, or any Other orgataj
ization; provided, that this shall not b<
construed to forbid sending
delegates to any or all organizations
identified in interest or sympathy with
the farmers' interest.
From reading accounts in the daily
papers one is led to believe that a well
laid plan had been devised to oust from
office the present Secretary of the Ok-
lahoma Board of Agriculture, Joseph
B. Thoburn. Senator Murphy, of
Custer county, is the prime mover in
this opposition. The matter has been
placed before Governor Fergurson, who
is personally acquainted with Mr. Tho-
burn and familiar with his methods.
He makes the following vigorous defense
of that official:
"It would work an injustice to every
farmer in the Territory to have Mr.
Thoburn out of that office," replied
Governor Fergurson. "He is the right
man for the place and I do not know
where we could get another man in the
Territory who could fill it in the manner
that he does. I consider that Thoburn
has made that department what it is.
He is up-to-date in his methods. He
keeps posted on everything in his line.
He watches the department at Wash-
ington and the State departments in
the West, and he does not allow the
Oklahoma department to lack for any-
thing that would advance it. I have
been with Mr. Thoburn throughout the
Territory, when he organized farmers'
nstitutes. He understands that work
and succeeds in getting the farmers in-
terested. I have noticed that 011 every
occasion he tells the farmers that it
they would succeed, they must keep
! their institutes out of politics. I believe
I he has done everything in his power to
make his office non political.
The Russian army is still on the run,
followed closely by the Japanese forces,
though definite news is hard to get.
Last reports say the Russian rear guard
is 27 miles north of Tie Pass and that
they are destroying railroads, bridges
and leaving highways impassible along
the line of retreat. When it comes to
making a successful retreat the Russian
' commanders are entitled to the spurs.
1 —IF our rate of interest on deposits is high enoug ,
2—IF our rate of interest on loans is low enough,
3-IF the accommodations we afford are satisfactory,
4 IF our business is safely managed (and we think it is),
5 IF you are not already a customer, then we invite you to become one.
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Real Estate and
Handle .11 kind, of Farm .nd City Buy. M. exchange, rent, <oU
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Hornbeck, Will W. Sentinel News-Boy. (Sentinel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 25, 1905, newspaper, March 25, 1905; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc181041/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.