Large Wool Shipment Goes Out by Boat in 1915


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/9/1915.

Large Shipment of Wool

One of the largest shipments of wool ever sent out from this place was started down the river Tuesday.  It consisted of about ten thousand pounds which had been purchased by Ira Hardman, of the Hardman Store and Produce Company, from merchants and farmers in the country surrounding this place.

The price paid for wool this summer is probably the highest ever paid averaging about thirty cents per pound.  When we call to mind the dire predictions of certain Republican politicians about the wool industry if ever the Democrats had charge of the government we are tempted to laugh  Even Harry Woodyard would have no hesitancy in looking a sheep in the face.