No Crop in Trimble
The large Circuit Court room in the courthouse at this place was crowded to overflowing to hear J. S. Morris and J. Campbell Cantrell discuss the tobacco situation. The speakers condemned lawlessness, entreated the farmers to continue to stick together in the pool, and exhorted those who had not joined the pool to enter into a contract not to raise tobacco in 1908. After the speaking nearly three-fourths of the landowners present signed the pledge not to raise a crop in 1908. These pledges will be circulated in all parts of the country, and it is now conceded there will be no tobacco raised in Trimble county during the year 1908.
from the Owenton News-Herald, January 23, 1908