Outlines Scope of farmers* Union
The Farmers’ Union News has
asked nietooutline briefly the scope
and mission of the great Farmers’
Union Agricultural College,to which
the current issue is so largely de
To discuss these subjects in detail
would he to elaborate the agricul
tural proolem in the South and ihe
nation, for the scope and the mis
sion of our school aim at no less
pretentious an object than the half
way revolutionizing "f rural life
What is the matter with the
country today? Boys and young
men, in many in-t.-una s the cream
of the population, are leaving it in
ash ady army for the cities. And
this, in spite <>f the fact that the
country life on the farm offers
at this ino*t'.- nt grt iter material re
war;- and a more pleasant environ
ment than at any period in their
Science and education have re
volutionized agriculture. They
have either eliminated or materially
modified trie round-about and
spend-thrift methods of yesterday.
If their lessons were universally
applied, we would 1m; raising pro
ducts in the South and elsewhere at
a cost infinitely less than that now
obtaining, and we would he doing
it at the expense of much less labor
The march of invention and of
civilization have also pushed hack
the isolation and the loneliness that
once meant life on the farm. Every
where good roads is a paramount
issue. The rural free delivery ser
vices is drawing the farmer and his
family yet closer to the centers of
activity. The rmal telephone and
the newspapers are reenforcing those
influences that are operating to
make easier and more profitable the
surroundings of the farmer.
And yet, in the face of these
widespred transformations,and they
have barely begun their eventual
dimensions, it becomes increasingly
difficult to keep men of the right
sort on farm. The lot of the men
who remain there is not half so
pleasant and profitable as it should
he, considering that the farmer is
the foundation of prosperity and
moral welfare in America.
The Farmers’ Union has long
realized these conditions. Its work
lias already done much to help each
But now wo aro going to attack
them where they grow, where they
Wo purpose educating country
boys and young men so that they
shall beeotne each a loader, oaeh a
missionary for business agriculture,
for advance in thinking, in com
mercial and working methods, in
education and intelligence and in
living in their respective com
We expect to show them how to
convince their neighbors that both
duty and self-interest lie, not in
abandoning, nut in remaining on
the farm and bitching to its myriad
activities the skill and the cunning
and the ellieieney of twentieth cen
tury standards and conceptions.
The fanner is not now educated
for his profession as the doctor, the
lawyer, and the business men are
educated for their professions.
We are striving to remedy that
omission, and that is the scope of
We are working, not so much for
today, or for tomorrow, the im
mediate tomorrow and the far to
morrow. We are working for the
welfare of every member of the
Farmers’ Union, all ages, both
sexes, in all conditions of life. It
is a war in which the interest of
every man is equal, and in which
his duty is measured only by his
patriotism and his love of his fellow
man.— -Charles S. Barrett, in
Faimers’ Union News.
A SEASONABLE DISPLAY
Pretty soon, now, we will all
again lx* celebrating the gladdest
time of the whole year. Buyers of
presents will, of course, have to do
a lot of looking and deciding be
fore then —but that’s a pleasure
with sharks such as ours awaiting
We have made an extra effort to
make anew standard for a showing
of Christmas furniture.
We have gathered some of the
choicest goods that the furniture
markets have to offer, and today
we can advertise that we are ready.
Ready to cater to the good taste
and artistic sense in anything in
furniture. Ready to furnish articles
at small prices, or as costly as the
heart could wish.
Be an early caller. Take all the
time you like to look around. Ar
ticles laid aside until wanted.
If the day looks kinder gloomy
An your chances kinder slim,
If t he situation puzzlin’
An' the prospect s awful grim,
An' perplexities keep pressin’
Til! all hop*; j s nearly gone,
Jus’ bristle up an grit your teeth,
An’ keep on keeping on
That’s our M >tt<>. Come to see
us. W. T. Rom:, on.
Several from here attended
preaching at Bethlehem Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Herndon
visited the latter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Billey Smith, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tharon Hinesley
and daughter visited the forniei’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. T. Hines
ley, Friday night.
Mr. J. T. Morrow visited Mr.
and Mrs. E. 11. Odum and family
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clack and
children visited Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas and family Sunday after
Misses Kathleene and Gypsie
Bcdingrteld and Miss Cleo Holloway
visited Misses Mamie and Ruby
Odum Sunday afternoon.
The prayer meeting at Mr. and
Mrs. Billey Smith’s was enjoyed
by all present.
Mrs. 0. A. Johnson is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Hinesley and
family this week.
Mr. Johnnie Lackey and Miss
Ida Smith visited Misses Mamie
and Ruby Odum Sunday afternoon.
Mws Valley Moore visited Miss
Lora Chandler Saturday night and
Mr. and Mrs. Hull Harrison and
children visited at Bethlehem Sat
urday night and Sunday, the guests
Tiie Kurfees Faint
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THE KURFEES PAINT
PURS WHITE LEAD
PURE OXIDE OF ZINO
MADE ONXY PURE LINSEED OIL
OF PURE DRYER
AND NOTHING ELSE
Sold subject to chemical analysis
It’s really a pleasure to sell the
Kurfees PURE LEAD and ZINC
PAINT. We don’t have to make
any excuses for any cheap adultera
tions. It’s all pure goods and the
exact formula, the chemical analysis,
is plainly shown right on the can.
You can see just what you are buy
ing. We guarantee every gallon.
Call and let us show you the latest
and most up-to-date line of colors.
WOODRUFF HARDWARE &
Christmas Is Coming
ARE YOU READY FOR CHRI.ST
MA-S? YOU KNOW HOW CROWDED
OUR .STORE WILL BE. OUR CALEJ
FEOPLE CAN GIVE BETTER ATTEN
TION TO YOUR CHRI.STMA.S NEED J
NOW THAN LATER.
OUR .STOCK OF WINTER WEAR
ABLES, SUITS, DRESSES AND
THINGS FOR PRESENTS, ARE NOW
UNBROKEN. SHOP THIS WEEK;
Where to buy your Xmas Gifts. The Big Store of
D A VISON-N ECHO LSO N CO HPA NY
Have on display the largest and best selected line of Christmas Goods to be found in
Athens. Do your shopping early in the morning and avoid the afternoon rush.
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16 DAYS - TILL XMAS "16
$3,000 Dollars Worth of
Ladies* and Misses’
To dose out at less than manufac
turers’ cost. Iu all colors.
Ladies’ * '>.oo Cloaks, $ 3.00.
Ladies’ 8.50 Cloaks, 4.00.
Ladies’ 10.00 Cloaks, 0.00.
Ladies’ 0.00 Cloaks, 5.0).
Ladies’ 12.50 Cloaks, 7.00-
Ladies’ 15.00 Cloaks, 8.50-
Ladies’ 17.50 Cloaks, 9.00.
Ladies’ 20 00 Cloaks, 11.00-
I.oidies ’ 25.00 Cloaks, 12.50.
All our Misses’ and Children’s
Cloaks will be. closed out in the
same proportion. Ranging in sizes
from 6to 18 years old. Our loss
Suit Cases for Xmas Gifts.
What would be more appreciated
than a nice Suit Case? We have
the largest line of Suit Cases in Ath
ens to select from.
Genuine Big Skin Suit Cases for
ladies and gentlemen—22, 24 and
2(5 inches —$4.95, $6.00, $6.50,
$7.50, $8.50, SIO.OO up to $18.50.
Ladies’ Hand Bags for
SI.OO buys the best Hand Bag
Beautiful Seal Skin Bags, lined
with fine quality of kid, $2.50,
$3.50, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00, up to
Goat Skin Bags—s2.so to SIO.OO.
Gloves and Mittens for
Children’s Gloves, in red, blue,
white and black, 35c.
Children’s Mittens, in pink, blue,
and white, to sell at 15c, 20c and
Children’s Boottees 20c, 25c and
35c, in pink and white, blue and
Baby will expect a nice Blanket
for his Christmas-
Baby Blankets, in pinks, blues
and white, with Rabbits, Teddy
Bears, Billy Opossums and Little
Until Xmas Store Opens Evenings.
DAVISON-NICHOLSON C 0„
100 dozen Children’s all Pure
Linen Initial Handkerchiefs sc,
worth 10 cents.
100 dozen Children’s Handker
chiefs, all pure linen, 10c, worth
Santa Claus Handkerchiefs, 6 in
a box, 50c.
Teddy Bear Handkerchiefs, 3 in
a box, 25c.
Kid Gloves for Children,
This is something every child
will appreciate for an Xmas gift.
We have them in all the wanted
shades, SI.OO. A guarantee with
Children’s Sweaters for
Nice warm Sweaters for these cold
Sweaters to sell for 65c, 85c, SI.OO
to $2.00, in white, red and mix
Furs for the Little Ones.
A nice set of Furs will delight the
little ones. We have them to sell
from SI.OO to SIO.OO
- Hair Ribbons for
Dorothy Dainty Hair Ribbons in
plaids and figures.
Ladies’ Parasols wiil Prove
Interesting for Xmas
Ladies’ All Pure Silk Parasols
with Ebony and Misson Handles,
Stearling Silver mounted —$3.50,
S LOO, $4.50, $5.00, $6.00, up to
Largest, and best line to select in
Athens 98c to SIO.OO.
Very Special in Ladies’
Just received 200 of the prettiest
and best Parasols for Ladies’ ever
shown in Athens. Special price
$1.50. Real value $2.50.
YOU WILL HAVE A LARGER. LINE To
SELECT FROM. OUR -STORE HA-S
BECOME THE "CHRI-STMA-S STORE"
OF THIS CITY. BECAUSE WE Do
NOT RELIEVE IN MAKING LONG
PROFITSON SHORT LIVED CHRIST
MAS GOODS. SUT IN SELLING
THEM AT LOW PRICES AND SELL
ING LOTS OF THEM.
i>i!K Hose Special.
500 pair Ladies’ Silk Hose for
Xmas Gifts 98c. All colors in
Black Silk Hose for Xmas
Who wouldn’t appreciate a nice
pair of Silk Hose. We have just
received a line of Silk Hose to soli
at $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and
Rich Cut Glass.
Don’t think we can’t save you
money on Cut Glass. We can sell
you Cut Glass cheaper than you can
buy it elsewhere.
Very Special —8-in Berry Bowl,
beautiful patterns $2.95. Others
ask you $5.00 for the same Bowl.
Cut Glas Tumbler, 49c worth 85c.
Cut Glass Pitchers, $2.69 worth
Cut Glass Ice Tubs, $2 50
Celery Dishes, $1.50 to $3.00.
Olivo Dishes, SI.OO to $2.50.
Cut Glass Flower Pots $3.50 to
Cut Glass Vases $1.50 to $3 95.
Cut Glass Puff Boxes $3.50 to
Silver Novelties for Christ
Silver Puff Boxes, Silver Jewelry
Boxes, Silver Hat Pin Holders, Sil
ver Tooth Brushes, Silver Hat
Brushes, Silver Military Brushes.
Silver Baking Dishes, Silver Cups,
Silver Shaving Mugs, Silver Collar
Button Boxes, Silver Comb ami
Brush Sets, Silver Match Safes, Sil
Beautiful Line of Dolls.
Dolls to sell from 50c to $12.50.
Doll Trunks 50c, 65c, SI.OO and
Doll Carriages, 98c to $3.50.
Doll Beds, 85c, to $3.50.
Old Brass, Hammered
Brass for Xmas Gifts.
Every Novelty in Brass can Ik;
had here. Jardinieres, Candle
Sticks, Fern Dishes, Fern Stands,
Umbrella Stands, Ink Stands, Pin
Trays, Flower Pots, Chandeliers,
Hanging Fern Pots.