Sentinel News-Boy. (Sentinel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 25, 1905 Page: 4 of 8
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AS GOOD THOUGHTS MATURE IN THB HEART AND BRAIN, PLUCK THEM AND SEND TO NEWS-BOY FOR "GOOD OF THE ORDER."
12 Pages Each Week.
OFFICIAL COUJYTY PAPER
Price Reduced to 50 Cents.
farmer®9 (Qducttionai and €e>~ operative <%inion
IN THOROUGH AND SYSTEMATIC ORGANIZATION LIES THE HOPE OF-ULTIMATE SUOTSS
TO LOCAL UNIONS.
At the County Union convention in
Sentinel the News-Boy was adopted
as the county union paper. Since that
time this paper has been serving the
order, and no complaints against its
management have reached this office.
The paper was enlarged, the price cut
to 50 cents a year, office work doubled
and runfiing expenses increased—all 011
account of endorsement by County
Union. The resolution endorsing this
paper also carried with it instructions
for each secretary of a local union to
act as agent in sending in subscriptions.
Then what's the matter? What other
sacrifice or further service is demanded
of your county paper before it is enti-
tled to recognition and support?
ALARM AT THE DOOR.
By J. A. Roper.
Brothers, be careful what you do; you
are liable to do something, or say
something, that you will afterward
regret. Grafters and mischief-makers
are watching for a favorable opportun-
ity to cause trouble in the Union. The
world at large is aware of every false
step we make, and wolves in sheep's
rlothing stand ready to sink their fangs
into this reform movement, and many
would delight to see the death stroke
jjiven. Then let me say once more—be
careful! I talk to old heads along this
# line and they all seem to be of the same
opinion. We must keep our eyes open
and our judgment clear.
As I understand it, this is a farmers
union, in which lawyers and grafters
have no place, and my advice to the
committees on investigation of appli-
cants for membership is be careful lest
the wolves break through the fold.
Indications already point to the fact
that men in the order and those con-
cerned in our affairs (yet outside) are
picturing "flowery beds of ease'' along
the union route. Wake up to your
sense of duty. To make this reform
movement a success will take watchful
care and require our best efforts. We
must also cultivate a fraternal feeling
and always be ready to come to the
assistance of a brother when we know
that brother is in the right. WesUould
banish selfishness, personal likes and
dislikes, and act as men—as brothers in
a noble cause.
As in hell the rich man lifted up his
eyes and saw Lazarous in Abraham's
bosom, just so will the Union be placed
if we don t use caution and common
sense* Watch lest ye go astray and
I want to say to the good Union peo-
ple, stay with plans already endorsed
by the proper authority. That is the
only solution and the only fair way to
act. This is honor, fraternity, manhood!
This is the way to avoid mistakes of
farm organizations in the past and the
plan to command respect and bring
harmony and good will. Again let me
say be careful.
In our county paper of last week I
find another able article on the cotton
problem by Bro. Bishop. Bro. farmer,
when will you learn to work for your
own interest and for the welfare of your
neighbors? How much longer are you
going to suck your own life blood. You
will wake up some day and say "I now
see mv doom." Can you not see that
doom now? It is up to you, and if you
act the silly part who is to blame for
your downfall? Good men who have
given the question much honest investi-
gation, have warned you time and time
again, and better plans have been
recommended, yet you heed them not.
From the amount of seed oats sold to"
the good people of this community it is
evident farmers here are in dead earnest
about cutting down the cotton acreage.
If it was left to me I would say cut it
half; raise more corn, milo and kaffir
corn, hogs and potatoes.
I would say to the good union people
that if the non-union people fail to cut
their acreage, let the unions take up
the matttr and if the outside farmer
still refuses to reduce, to instruct union
men to plant every foot of land they
can spare to cotton. This will force
others to stop planting so much cotton
and prove to them that they are in the
wrong. I would like to hear from
others along this line.
I trust the above remarks will give
offense to no union man, and I really
think all true union me* fully under-
stand what they are up against and will
take such comment in good faith, as it
is intended. Should like to hear from
as many as possible through our county
paper, Have the courage of your con-
the Dallas News Forum, and saw an j paper, the Sentinel News-Boy. This
article on the union. I read it through. I is the best move that has been made
That writer says he has been in sym-j yet by the union. There are enough
pathy with the fanner all his life and members now to put this paper on a
never before heard such a fuss. He sure foundation, aud 50 cents a year is
has made it a point to study the farmer a small price for a twelve page paper.
and has never been able to make him TIJen .le< ever£ send
subscription. Remember this is our
out. He don't tliink anything will come comity organ and if it fails the man
of the Union, yet is willing to put in a I outside will say our organization is a
bale of cotton
men, to build a
as one of tea thousand sorr.v affair; it could not supj>ort one
plant to work up the Jl"'?,™','"1'' i*" Q"<l "OW is
1 • . . the time to make a good impression on
surplus crop in his part of the country, 1 the outside world. To resolve to do a
but he fears he is a long way from ii, thing isn't worth anything as long a?
as he thinks the farmer likes to pay j tllat tllin8 is left undone.
freight both ways. Now, my friends,
think of my surprise when I looked at
the signature to see the name of Byron
Barber to this article. I know Mr.
Barber, and was with him in part of
two campaigns, and he worked as hard
as any man could for the cause of the
AIMS AND OBJECTS.
To discourage as much as possible the
present mortgage and credit system.
To assist our members in buying and sell"
To labor for the education of the agricul'
farmer, but I think he has done like tural classes in the science of crop diversify
some others I know-backslid from the cation and scientific agriculture.
true faith. I think such articles from j To form a more adequate union with
pioneer men are bad for the new move- those in authority for a more rigid and
ment, and if we can't say something to ~i .u- 1
help it, let's say nothing. As the new
EXPERIENCE AND GOOD ADVICE.
by h. e. hollister.
I was very much pleased with Mr.
Bishop's article "How it Looks to Me."
I don't think our people thought of
getting a paper thrown in, but like all
other farmers, they have been robbed
until they didn't have the extra dollar.
Now, as for letting our boys over 16
years of age in free, I think that is a
bad idea, as it will be necessary to have
a sinking expense fund in every club or
union. I think every boy 16 years of
age should be a member of the Union
aud that his father should help him to
become such, for on the boys that are
growing up will fall the work of carrying
out the plans now laid. This movement,
if it amounts to anything, will take
tune to mature its plans, and in the your or00ds this fall? Cotton sold this
next five years there will he a Rreat fall at seven cents; how much harder is
many of the older men pass to the Great , jt to pay your debts than it was last
Beyond, and the boys will have to take j fali? Now why not 8trike a medi„m
their places. We are building for the between
future; the past is only a record from '
which to judge of the future, and as
impartial enforcement of the law, that
crime, vice and immorality may be sup*
move is out of politics, the old party pressed.
leaders will let it alone for awhile, till it j To constantly strive to secure harmony
begins to get in their way. Then let and good will among all mankind, and
us take tune by the forelock and make brotherly love among ourselves.
the union so strong that when the shock j To garner the tears of the distressed, the
comes (as come it will) we can laugh at blood of the martyrs,the laugh of innocent
the puny efforts of the politician, and ! childhood, the sweat of honest labor, and
continue on in the even tenor of our j the virtue of a happy home as the brightest
wav* 1 jewels known.
Professor Blassingame has given us
tinu"' 1wt\7he NTd ,°f I FARMERS' UNION DIRECTORY.
tion. Head it twice, study it well, all'
who can, then remember it. The only °.m ^dSOn' President Canute, Okla.
trouble in getting union members is to WlIson Haynes, ViccPres Redwood
convince them that the cause of their ! Sevens, Secretary.- Foss, Okla.
trouble is that the manufacturers have j S' °* Daws County Lecturer, Rocky
organized and that by so doing have |
made the prices by which they buy, and
the prices by which they sell, thus
making prices both ways. If you or-
ganize close enough, as farmers, you
can make the selling price yourself. I
have heard it said that if you put cot-
Until this office is furnished the nec-
essary information, our county directory
must remain incomplete. Bolow will
be found the names and postoffice ad-
dress of local Union Secretaries as far
... ,, . as reported.
ton at ten cents it would make goods so 1 w ct_ . D .
high that we could not buy them. Cot- £ ^Tglov. Clood ChTel
ton sold last year^ to the spinners at p L Morris R ■
fourteen cents; how much higher are p Duncan Foss
W L Parker _ Cordell
W F Crane Busch
W R Stevens Foss (Route 1)
R W Brooks Busch (Route 1)
^ T Hamic Foss
seven and fourteen, so we can
time moves on, the boy will have a
better knowledge of the past from having
taken part in this great movement.
As regards tlve adage of the old dog,
I have been in the reform movement
for fifteen or twenty years, and I can
safely say that I have seen more old
farmers (old dogs, if you please) trying
to learn new tricks in the past eight
months than in all my past experience.
The time is ripe and the harvest ready
to be gatliered, it seems from my point
of observation. Then let us old soldiers
in the fight make another effort to bring
the children out of the wilderness. You
who have been in the movement for
years can see farther in the future than
the new recruits, aud if you put your
shoulder to the wheel you may help to
( pay our debts and have a small margin y/ yy pu^ s
| left to pay onr merchants for the dry Geo „ McOuaid. Friendship
The idea of over production of cotton
is all bosh—the trouble is under con-
sumption. Show me the man that has
bought all the dry goods his family
needed in the past three years; you
can't find him. Then give him ten cents
| for cotton for the next three years, and
| call round and see his family fitted out
I in new goods, new furniture, new barns,
new houses and new fences. Now think
of a man producing enough to supply
five families and not being able to sell
it for enough to clothe and make one
F E McDonald Dill
C E Curlee Cowden
J C Cox Gotebo
F C Ryle Canute
A B Ws I... Bessie
J Geis Kamalty
H C Baber poss
F B Thomas Hefner
Robt M Bond Gotebo
D McGrady port
Geo Meyer FOSs i Route 3
E A Biggs Sentinel
C H Nelms Sentinel
family comfortable. Such is the present q Willey ^oute 1
state of affairs, and if you ever get out, j Terrel m T
mBhrn,lu"' ~;n have to organize w Haynes Vedwood
H J Brown Plainview
. J R Walker Combs
cost. This is your only hope. And |
my brother, you will
and organize close, and then stick close
to the organization, regardless of the
steer the new union out of some of the cosl. lnl9 18 vollr om , And Ed.,rd n „ b .
old ruts and sink holes into winch the the sooner you realize this, the sooner Cl\. r£
past movements fell and faded to Eet you w,II Ket the results of your labor, j n"h
Now, one more word and I am done, Andy Anderson, President, J. W. Bloom.'
Ill h2lfA tt/irt r\t an an ai
I was sorry today, as I looked over you have adopted an official county
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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/m1/4/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.