VOLUME LXIV \ NO. 15
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BLAKELY, GEORGIA, THURSDAY EVENING NOV. 27, 1924
CAR LOT OF SWEET
CARLOAD SOLD TO BIRMINGHAM!
Last Tuesday Blakely shipped her ■
first carload of sweet potatoes. These;
potatoes were field run, shipped in !
bulk and represents a clean, clear
pick-up for the farmers of Early
county, since most of them would
have been left in the ground for the
hogs to harvest. The potatoes were
graded 1 to 4 inches hi diameter,
with no cuts, cracks or splits. An
allowance of 20 per cent, is made
The sale of this car has been er
■ fected through the efforts of Dr, W.
, A. Fuqua, Early county’s demonstra
tion agent, with the assitsance of the
State Bureau of Markets. The car
was sold to a wholesale dealer in
Birmingham. The sale was made
bill of lading attached with the priv
ilege of inspection.
Grading and weighing was done
by the county agent and shippers,
Mr. J. \V. Lane keeping the weights.
The car w f as handled through the
Early County Club. Checks for the
potatoes will be issued shortly after
the arrival qf the car in Birming
ham. The price averaged $1.60 per
hundred, f. o. b. Blakely.
Thus goes Blakely’s first car of
potatoes and others will follow. All
that is necessary is to get carload
lots where it will pay a dealer to
handle them. Freight is also saved.
The sweet potato crop is short, this
year, and even in normal times very
little attention is given thi* import
ant and tasty article of diet.
Dr. Fuqua is now working on a
carload of syrup in cabs and he as
sures the News that this will tie
effected, thereby enabling men with
a few cans or with hundreds of cans
to get a ready sale. This is another
forward Step and will prove that all
farm products can be sold if only
the right methods are used.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Sunday, November 30.
Church School 10:60 a. m.
Holy Communion and Sermon
11:00 a. m.
I EEV. W. M. BLITCH RETURNED
The appointments read out at the
! South Georgia Conference in Jlain
■ bridge Sunday night for the Ameri
!eus district were as follows:
Presiding elder, E. M. Overby.
Americus, First Church, J. M. out
ler; Lee Street, W. M. Haywood:
Americus Circuit, A. G. Brewton; Ar
lington, O. L. Kelley: Blakely, W.
M. Blitch; Blakely Circuit, to be sup
plied; Bronwood and Graves, W. E.
Hightower; Cuthbert, J. H. House;
Dawson, W. L. Wright; Edison, Mar
vin Vincent; Ellaville, H. H. Heis
ler; Fort Gaines, B. A. Pafford; Lea
ry, J. A. Godfrey; Leslie and Mt.
Zion, J. H. Wilson; Parrott. H. L.
Pearson; Plains, O. L. Evans; Sas
ser, C. R. McKibben, supply: Shell
man, Theo Pharr; Shellman Circuit,
W. E. McGahagain, supply; Smith
ville, L. W. Walker; Spring vale, A.
B. Brown, supply; Missionary to
Czecho-Slovaltia, D. P. Nelson.
W. D. McGregor has been return
ed to Damascus and J. N. Sarrette
to Jakin for another year, both these
charges being in the Thomasville
D. A. Cook goes to the Vidalia
Circuit for the coming year.
Rev. H. C. Jones, a former pastor
of the Blakelj church, remains as
presiding elder of the Mcßae district.
Rev. E. M. Overby succeeds Rev.
W. c. Lovett as presiding elder of
this (the Americus) district . Tie is
one of the denomination’s most prom
inent members of the South Georgia
Conference, Dr, Lovett goes to cue
Rev. M. W. Carmichael, well
known to News readers, remains at
Lumpkin for another year.
The session was presided over by
Bishop W. N. Ainsworth, and proved
one of the most successful and de
lightful Conferences ever held by
the South Georgia body.
The membership of the Blakely
Methodist church and the people of
Bukely generally are indeed glad that
Rev. W. M. Blitch has been return
ed to the church here for another
year. Bro. Blitch has served the
Blakely church for nearly two years,
coming here at the death of Rev.
J. P. Chatfield. He has done an
excellent work here and his return
is hailed with delight by our people.
Howard M. Gore, of West Virgin
ia, was appointed Friday as secre
tary of agriculture to succeed the
late Henry C. Wallace.
Mr. Gore, who has been serving
as acting secretary since the death
of Mr. Wallace, can only serve un
til next March, when he becomes
governor of his home state.
Mr. Gore has been connected witli
the department for several years. He
is now engaged more particularly in i
working out the estimates in connec
tion with the budget bureau lor next
year’s appropriations and because of
his acquaintance with these ques
tions his selection was considered
most appropriate by the administra
tion. Mr. Gore also had been en
dorsed for the post by several farm
leaders and farm organizations.
Mr. R. C. Hobbs is minus a new
Ford automobile, which was stolen
Saturday night. This was indeed a
bold theft, for the car was parked
just across the street next to the
curbing from the store of Mr. I. M.
Hobbs. The sheriff’s office is as
sisting Mr. Hobbs in the search for
$ 1.50 A YEAR
WORKER ON THE JOB
MlSs GUILLEBEAU DOING B. Y. P.
U. AND S. S. WORK.
At. its recent meeting at George
town the Bethel Baptist Association
authorized the employment of a
Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. spe
cialist to do some constructive work
among the churches of the Associa
Miss Eva Guillebeau, of Lincoln
ton, Ga., whose picture the New-s
is privileged to print, has been se
cured and is ‘‘on the job,” holding
Teachers’ Institutes, Sunday School
and B. Y. P. U. Rallies, and in other
ways encouraging the work all along
the line. Last week at Pine View a
Miss Eva Guillebeau.
very interesting class closed its ses
sions, and we feel sure that the
impetus given I?. Y. I*. U. and Sun
day School work will prove of great
advantage to the Pine View church
and community. This week Miss
Guillebeau is at Cedar Springs
teaching a large class in the Sunday
School Manual, taking a Religious
Census, and in other ways stimulat
ing interest in the work at Beulah
church. Her next engagement is to be
at Leary, beginning December 7th,
and invitations are being received
from other churches over the asso
ciation for her services.
The News is requested to state
that churches desiring to use Miss
Guillebeau in their Teacher Training
work, or for Sunday School and B.
Y. I’. U. enlargement, will write to
Mr. J. M. Giddens, Arlington, Ga.,
and arrange about the date oil which,
she may visit such church. Mr. 61u
dens is the President of the Sunday
School Convention of the Bethel Bap
Union Thanksgiving services will
be held at (he Baptist church this
morning, to which the public is cor
An appropriate program has been
arranged for the occasion, and Rev.
W. M. Blitch, pastor of the Metho
i dist church, will bring the message
to the people.
There is much for which the peo
pie of this community should be
thankful, and on this day, set apart,
as a National day of thanksgiving,
would it not be for us to
gather at the house of our Lord and
give thanks for his bounteous bless
PLATE GLASS WINDOM
Some miscreant hurled a bottle
through the plate glass display win
dow of the Tarver Furniture Com
pany Friday night, breaking a large
hole in the glass and “relieving” Mr
Tarver of a pearl-handled pistol and
a pocket-knife. No clue to the thief
has yet been discovered.