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ESTABLISHED 1847—SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS OLD.
.Enjoyable Event Took Place-Last
Thursday Evening—Bowen Serv
ed as Toastmaster
NORTH DALTON MEETING
POSTPONED FOR A TIME
ing' the sale
of the Red
y e a r,_ are
Rev. Tom Sexton, Who Was i
Preach, in Automobile Accident
Stopped on Way to Chatsworth for
DALTON, GAr, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1921.
Only One Candidate for Mayor
In Next Week’s City
Red Cross Christmas
Seals Are Being Sold
Here by Lesche Club
Intensive Campaign to Be Conduct
ed Last Three Days of Next
ALL OTHER ASPIRANTS
All Candidates for Council Have
Fight on Hand—Chiefs and
Recorder’s Races Interesting
♦ Polling Places and Election ♦
♦ Managers. ♦
♦ First ward—Frank Buchanan’s, ♦
♦ store', Mr. Charles Hannah, Mrs. ♦
♦ CJee Combee, Mrs. A. C. Johnson. ♦
♦ Second ward—Court House, Mr. ♦
♦ H. J. Smith, Mrs. W. A. Black, ♦
♦ Mrs. R. J. McCamy.
♦ Third ward—The Bank of Dal- ♦
♦ ton, Mr. Walter Jones, Mrs. Guy ♦
♦ Hamilton, Miss Lola Seay. ♦
♦ Fourth ward—Parker’s store, 4
♦ Mr. S. H. MeKmght, Mrs. Julian ♦
♦ McCamy, Mrs. W.' E. Mann. ♦
The names of 2,058 voters appeared
on the city registration books when
they were turned over to the registrars
this week. There are, however, a num
ber of names on the books twice, and
it is thought that by the time the reg
istrars get through checking off the
duplications and those who have moved
away that the registration will be be
tween 1,700 and 1,800. Of these, there
will be approximately 500 women.
The registration by wards "prior to
the revision is as follows:
First ward 602
Second ward —-j—” 5S0
Third ward — 507
Fourth ward 369
This is, by far, the biggest registra
tion in the city’s history, and goes -to
show decided interest in the approach
ing election for city officials, scheduled
for next Wednesday, and in the school
bond election called for January 6.
Interest Picking Up.
Jim Curtis, latest entry in the race
for city recorder, is stirring things up
with his meetings. Friday, he address
ed a crowd in South Dalton; Saturday
night, he spoke on Hamilton street to
a large crowd, and Monday night he
went into North Dalton. He has in
vited all his opponents, together with
candidates for other offices, to speak
at these meetings.
At present, it appears that Dr. J. G.
McAfee will be elected mayor without
opposition. So far, he is the only an
nounced candidate for the office.
For police chief, three candidates are
in the field. Rembert Kettles, the pres
ent chief, is opposed for re-election by
former-Chief A. E. White and J. N.
There are a half-dozen candidates
for recorder. John Ray, incumbent, is
opposed by Dennis Barrett. former-Ke-
corder J. A. Longley, W. A. Leslie, J.
M. Cash and Jim Curtis.
In the councilnianic contests, Ben
Staten, present councilman from the
first ward, is seeking to represent the
new first ward, and is opposed by
former-Councilman J. D. Puryear. In
the second ward, J. N. Caylor and John
A. Shope are the candidates. M. T.
Kenuer, present councilman from the
sixth ward, is seeking election from the
planning an intensive campaign for the
last three days of next week—Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-17,
inclusive, at which time, committees
will go into all sections of Dalton td
give the people the opportunity of buy
ing the seals to aid in the fight on the
great white plague.
At the heading of this article is a
likeness of the seal, as near as black
ink can show it. The seal, however,
is in the holiday colors, and is most
attractive, and is especially appro
priate for putting on the backs of en
velopes during the holidays and for
attaching to Christmas gifts to loved
The sale of these seals each year
grows bigger, for the people are begin-
ing to see just how much good work
is accomplished in the war on tubercu
losis. All of the money derived from
the sale of the 1 seals goes into the or
ganized fight on this disease which an
nually reaps its heavy toll of lives, and
the warfare is accomplishing much, for
each year sees a decrease in the num
ber of deaths from consumption.
If the Lesche clubwomen fail to see
you personally, you can get the /seals
from local business houses, many of
which have the seals for sale. When
you get ready to buy your Christmas
seals for your holiday packages, be
sure they are' the seals with the
double-barred” cross. They are the
new third ward, and is opposed by ex-
Councilman C. L. King, N. N. Robert
son and F. D. Percy, both members of
he present council. Mr. Percy repre
senting tbfe seventh ward, and Mr.
Robertson, the eighth, are afteF the
job of representing the new fourth
ward. Dave Stewart, former-coun
cilman from the eighth ward, is
also a candidate from this ward.
The election is to l»e held next Wed
nesday. and it is believed that all en
tries are now in. Anyone can enter,
however, up to Saturday night, for the
copy for the ricket will not be made out
until that time. As is the custom, the
candidates are all expected to meet at
7 o’clock at the clerk's office to arrange
for the ticket.
Councilman Ben- Staten is a candi
date for councilman from the first
word, pledging, in his announcement,
an honest, faithful and economical ad
ministration of his duties if elected.
Mr. Staten is serving his first term
from the first ward, and is going to
make a strong race for re-election. He
has been found, at all times, on the
side of progress during his service as
councilman, being outspoken in all mat
ters affecting the welfare of the city.
His formal announcement to the voters
is as follows:
To the Voters of the City of JDalton:
I hereby announce my candidacy for
alderman of the first ward. If elected,
I promise an honest, faithful and eco
nomical administration of all duties in
cumbent upon me, always looking to
the best interest of the entire city.
Your vote and influence in my behalf
(Continued on page 6)
COUNTY FAIR MEETING
TO CLOSE YEAR’S WORK
IS CALLED FOR MONDAY
The stock holders of the Whitfield
County Farmers’ Fair association are
called to meet at 2 o’clock next Monday
afternoon, Dec. 12. in the office of The
Bank of Dalton, this being the annual
meeting for the purpose of closing up
the affairs of the 1921 fair and electing
officers for 1922. B. C. Wilson, pres
ident of the organization, requested
The Citizen to call the meeting.
It is understood that, in spite of the
many difficulties of 1921. the associa
tion still has a slight balance in the
bank. The fair this year proved most
discouraging. It was postponed for a
week to secure a carnival company,
only to have the company later cancel
and fail to show up. At the last min
ute, accompany was secured, but the
week was well'advanced before it put
•tip at the fair grounds. All of this
materially cut the attendance, and the
showing, all things considered, is a
wonderfully fine one.
At the meeting next Monday, John
McLellan. secretary, will have his re
port ready so the stockholders can see
just what was done in 1921. After the
report is made, officers for the next
year will be elected, and plans for
1922 will be started early in the year.
The attendance of every stock-holder
is earnestly desired, for the meeting
is the most important of the year, and
a representative crowd is wanted to
transact the business that will come up.
FUND FOR MODERN HOTEL, C1V1TAN
GLUB’S FIRST OBJECTIVE, MOUNTS
STEADILY UPWARD: GOAL IN SIGHT
Wit and Wisdom Flow
at Oyster Supper of
Dalton Business Men
OF $100,000 SECURED
The protracted meeting that was UPWARD OF $80,000
scheduled to start last Sunday morn
ing at Hamilton Street Methodist
church, has been postponed, and will
be, held after the Christmas holidays.
The reason for the postponement was
Rev. Tom Sexton, the “Blacksmith
Preacher” of Knoxville, Tenn., who
had been secured for the meeting, was
in an automobile accident and painful
ly injured. His injuries were not of a
serious nature, and it is hoped he can
be here for the meeting later. .
Bev. C. H. Williams, pastor of the
church, announces that the meeting
will be held later, the date to be ar
ranged and announced after the Christ
Odd Fellows Plan
For “Home Coming”
Large Attendance Desired at Meeting
—Deputy Grand Master Among
Dalton Lodge No. 72, Odd Fellows, is
planning a big “home coming” celebra
tion for Friday night, Dec. 9, to which
a warm invitation is extended former
members of Dalton lodge to be present.
Hon. J. A. Perry, deputy grand mas
ter and a member of the State Railroad
Commission, will be here from Atlanta
to make an address, and the meeting is
being anticipated with interest and
pleasure. The lodge hopes to entertain
hundreds of- former members. After
tbe interesting program, refreshments
will be served.
Special committees have been ap
pointed, and every effort will be direct
ed toward making the occasion an
event long to be remembered by the
The program, as arranged, will be as
7:30 o’clock—Opening exercises.
Invocation by Rev. J. O. Dantzler.
Opening song, “How Firm a Founda
tion,” by the entire assembly, led by
W. M. Sapp.
Music, by Mr. Hurt’s orchestra.
Address, by Rev. C. H. Williams.
Music by orchestra.
Song, duet, Miss Parson and Mr.
Music by orchestra.
Address, by Hon. J. A. Perry, deputy
Music by orchestra.
Song, by the Misses Wallace.
Music by the orchestra.
Song, led by the official “tune
lfister,” W. M. Sapp.
Benediction by Rev. James Thomas
Horace J. Smith Gives Club
His Personal Guarantee
Hotel Will Be Built
Work on Modern, Fire-Proof, Five-
Story Hotel Starts in Spring-
Will, Bring' More Building—
Civitans Held Fine Meeting
PRAISED BY VISITOR
Expresses Appreciation to Manager
of Local Company
The following letter is self-explan
Manager Telephone Exchange,
I want to commend the young lady
who was handling long-distance calls
this afternoon at about one o’clock.
It is unusual to find -such courtesy
without any gushing. She seemed to
appreciate the fact that I was your—
The call to Chatsworth did not
amount to much—the way it was
handled did strike me.
H. L. Harris,
The Shrine club’s reception and ban
quet will be an interesting event of
tomorrow evening (Thursday), and a
large attendance of Nobles and their
ladies is desired. Each Noble is ex
pected to wear his fez. The reception
will begin at 7:30 o’clock.
Recital December 15.
A recital will be given by the class
in expression, assisted by music stu
dents, at school auditorinm on the
evening of December 15, beginning at
8 o’clock.' The general public is cor
♦ Hotel Fund $82,500.
♦ H. J. Smith, chairman of the ♦
♦ Civitan club’s hotel committee, ♦
♦ announced this morning (Wed- ♦
♦ nesday) that stock subscriptions ♦
♦ amounting to $82,500 had been re-
♦ ceived by his committee. This
♦ leaves only $17,500 to be raised.
♦ Mr. Smith asked The Citizen ♦
♦ to stress the point that the last ♦
♦ dollars were the hardest to get, ♦
♦ and he urged all who, even by ♦
♦ making a sacrifice, can take stock ♦
♦ in the hotel to see him immediate- ♦
Dalton’s new hotel, a $100,000 struc
ture, modem in every particular, with
every room an outside one and each
room equipped with private bath, will
be started just as soon as spring opens.
This was the cheerful message H. J.
Smith brought to the Civitan club
meeting Friday afternoon. Mr. Smith
not only assumed the club that the hotel
would be built in the spring; but he
backed his words with his personal
guarantee, and his report, as chairman
of the club’s hotel committee, was re
ceived with hearty applause.
Mr. Smith stated further that of
the $100,000 his connnittee had set out
to raise, $71,500 had been subscribed!
To make the people feel just a little
better, ( he left the meeting and during
the afternoon, sold $3,500, or three-
fourths of the amount that will be
Three other subscriptions of $5,000
each are expected, and if they are
received, just $10,000 more will be
needed to round out the $100,000. Mr.
Smith completed his report by stating
that he felt confident the committee
could report all stock sold by the first
of the year.
When the Civitan club was organized
in the early fall, the building of a mod
ern hotel, which was considered Dal
ton’s greatest need, was made the club’s
first objective. Horace J. Smith, who
had been anxious for the hotel for
many years, was straightway made
chairman of the hotel committee with
authority to name his associates on the
committee. Now that the accomplish
ment of the club’s first aim is in sight,
other matters for the good of Dalton
will be taken up.
In his report, Mr. Smith stated he
was confident the qlub could mark
December 2 as the calendar date for
Dalton's real advancement—the date
when positive assurance was given that
the.city’s new hotel would he built. He
stated that he was confident the mod
ern apartment house which is being
seriously considered by the Hardwick
family for Crawford and Pentz streets,
would be erected in 1922, and he also
had assurances from the First Nation
al Bank that the old opera house cor
ner would be improved next year with
a modern business building of some
The question of a new depot was
brought up, and the elub’s president
was authorized to appoint a special
committee to take up this matter with
the railroads and the railroad commis
In discussing the new hotel, E. P.
Davis spoke of the old Hotel Dalton
which proved such a vital factor in
Dalton’s growth when built, and ex
pressed appreciation of the services of
those who were responsible for it. F.
K. Sims asked the president to appoint
a committee to draft a resolution in
honor of these pioneer business men
of'Dalton, and Mr. Davis, Mr. Sims
and Mr. G. W. Hamilton were appoint
Paul B. Fite, J. G. McLellan and B.
A. Tyler were appointed as a commit
tee to attend a meeting of Civitaus to
be held December 14 in Atlanta to con
sider the matter of a state organiza
A majority of the members of the
club pledged their earnest support of
the bond issue for school improvements,
the election for which will be held Jan
H. J. Smith called the club’s atten-
A party of good roads enthusiasts
from Cartersville stopped for a short
time Saturday in the city en route to
Chatsworth where they went for a con
ference with Chatsworth people on the
This highway is attracting decided
attention at this time, and when laid
out, it will be made into an excellent
In the Cartersville crowd were
George Woodrow, Jr., secretary of the
Cartersville chamber of commerce;
R. O. Poindexter, superintendent of
roads of Bartow county; R. E. Wil
son, prominent Cartersville physician,
and M. L. Fleetwood, tbe able editor
of the Tribune-News, of Cartersville.
Two Salaries for
Next Year Fixed
By City Council
Salary of Police Chief to Be $120
and of Recorder, $35 per month
The salary of police chief for the
ensuing two years was placed at $120
per month, and that of the recorder at
$35 per month by city council at the
regular meeting Monday night.
The charter provides that at the
meeting just preceding the city elec
tion, the salaries of these two officers
shall be fixed by council and shall not
be changed during the term for which
the officers are elected. Heretofore,
this has not been done, these, with
other salaries, being- left to the incom
ing administration to fix.
Bates Matter Settled.
Tbe special committee appointed to
settle the matter of back salary due
former-Chief Bob Bates reported that'
they had paid to the attorneys of Mr.
Bates $235 and had received a re
ceipt in full for the salary. This was
the amount due Chief Bates for the
time between the date he was suspend
ed from the force and the date he was
removed by action of city council.
The report of the police chief for the
two weeks showed total collections of
$156, of which $135 came from busi
ness licenses, and $21 from street tax.
Upward of 75 business and profes
sional men of Dalton assembled Thurs
day evening at The Bapk of Dalton
where an oyster supper was served by
members of the Fannie C. Lester class
of the First Methodist Sunday school,
the proceeds going to the building fund
for the chapel being erected in Manly-
After the excellent “feed”, with Will
C. Bowen, president of the Dalton
Business Men’s and Merchants’ asso
ciation, acting as toastmaster, a num
ber of bright, interesting talks were
Horace J. Smith had to tell the
crowd the good news about the' new
hotel. Rev. H. C. Emory, pastor of the
First Methodist church, and Dr. F. K.
Sims, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church and Col. W. C. Martin made
J. J. Copeland talked of the new
creamery being built here and of what
it would mean to this section. E.“P.
Davis told of the boll weevil situation
in this section, and W. M. Sapp dis
cussed local conditions.
The business men will hold their reg
ular meeting Thursday night of this
week, at The Bank of Dalton, and
many matters of importance will come
up for consideration.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
IS GREATEST SPECTACLE
Wonderful Picture Next Week
COUNTY BOARD ACCEPTS
NEW MILL CREEK BRIDGE
Appropriation .Made to Georgia In :
(Continued on page 6)
The monthly meeting of the county
board Tuesday brought the formal ac
ceptance of the bridge over Mill creek
at the Bitting place, the bridge bavihg
been built by the Luten Bridge com
pany. The county will now let the
contract 'for the fills' to the bridge.
At the meeting, $400 was appropriat
ed to the Georgia Industrial home at-
Macon, this being the maximum allow
ed—$50 for each Whitfield county child
at the home.
Dr. F. K. Sims and others appeared
before the board for an appropriation
of $500 to match a similar appropria
tion from the city, to pay off the in
debtedness on the Maples Memorial
Restroom. The board heard the re
quest but took no action.
C. L. Hardwick & Company’s bank
was made the county depository for
1922, the bank to pay 3 per cent inter
est on the county’s funds.
The new theatric 1 art invented by
David W. -Griffith in producing “The
Birth of a Nation” coming to the New
Shadowland next Tuesday and Wed
nesday has enabled him to surpass by
far auy. stage spectacle. “Ben Hujr”
and "The Blue Bird” were supposed to
be the high-water mark of such pro
ductions. Trey sink into insignificance
beside this epic of American history
with its 5,000 scenes. 1S.000 characters,
3.000 riders and 200.000 details, the re
sult of eight months of tireless labor
and the expenditure of half a million
The war plays of the stage such as
"Shenandoah.” "Held by the Enemy'
and "Barbara Fritchie” seem tame
after seeing the splendors of “The
Birth of a Nation.” In the Griffith
spectacle the scenes of sheer beauty
and strength are of Romeric gradeur,
the night riding of the Ku Klux Klan
looks like a company of avenging
spectres sweeping along the moonlit
roads. There is a pictorial punch in
This realistic picture of history in
the making is of untold value to both
old and young. Besides the historical
worth of this great spectacle, the con
stant emotional throb of the romantic
story thrills the hearts of all. It is
the supreme achievement of modern
histrionism in its new guise untram
melled by the limitations of the
The following remarkable cast will
be seen in the local presentation:
Henry B. Walthall, Lillian Gish, Mae
Marsh. Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden,
Josephine Crowell .Ralph Lewis, Jos
eph Henabery, Raoul Walsh, Donald
Crisp. Howard Gaye, George Seigman,
Walter- Long and Elmer Clifton.
Few Respond to Appeal Made
for Christinas Empty Stock
COMMITTEE WILL MAKE
NO PERSONAL CANVASS
People Urged to Call Dr. Sims or
Citizen and iviake Contributions
Immediately so Work Can
First Subscriptions. ♦
♦ H. J. Smith - 2 _$10.00 ♦
♦ H. Fox 10.00 ♦
Total $20.00 ♦
The first money for the Empty
Stocking fund for Christmas was
hahded to the chairman, Dr. F. K.
Sims, immediately after the call made
in last week’s issue of The Citizen.
H. J. Smith was the first contributor.
He took time off from raising the
money for his new hotel to give Dr.
Sims $10 toward the fund.
This year, the committee will fol
low its usual custom and make no can
vass for funds. The committee has
considered that it is such a work that
should meet with a whole-hearted re
sponse from the people—a generous re
sponse without any personal solicita
tion. In view of this, all the money
that is secured must be handed in vol
untarily, for no one will be approached
The extent of the work this year
will depend on tie amount secured,
and the time for planning is growing
short. In view of this, those who want
to'have a part in the Christmas charity
fund this year are requested to send
their contributions in immediately.
The committee wans to have enough
to make the Christmas for the city’s
unfortunates the happiest possible—
with gifts of toys and fruits and can
dies for the little fallows, food for the
needy families, and clothing for those
that need it. To make it the success
it deserves to be, a considerable sum
of money is needed. “Do your Christ
mas giving early.” Send it to Dr.
F. K. Sims or The Citizen.
DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
December Elections Held Last Fri
The Daughters of America on Fri
day night elected the following officers;
Councilor, Mrs. Fannie Bell Huff-
aker; associate councilor, Mrs. Georgia
Walker; vice councilor, Mrs. Sallie
Burnett; associate vice councilor, Mrs.
M. E,- Painter; recording secretary,
Mrs. Mary Combee; assistant record
ing secretary, A. E. Gregg; conductor,
Mrs. Lona Jones; warden, Roy White-
ner; treasurer, R. H. Sapp;
•secretary. M. B. Huffaker; inner sen
tinel, Miss Maud Carter; outer sen
tinel, Sam Runyon; trustee, Charlie
Johnson; representatives, Miss Mossie
Mitchell and Mr. Q. Casey.
WALLACE ELECTED HEAD
OF LOCAL ODD FELLOWS
Officers Named at Meeting Friday
’Joe L. Wallace was elected noble
grand of Dalton Lodge No. 72. Odd
Fellows, at the meeting^ Friday night.
Other officers were elected as follows:
E. H. Wofford,.vice grand: Guy W.
Keister, secretary; T. D. Ridley, treas
Officers will be installed the first
meeting night in January. .
Card of Thanks.
I rtish to express toy gratitude to all
for the many kindnesses shown me
since my recent accident.
AN IMPORTANT MEETING
FOR WHITFIELD FARMERS
SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
- A meeting of genuine importance to
the people of this section of the state
will be held here next Tuesday, start
ing at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning
at the court house and lasting until the
work is completed. It will he a.cream
ery meeting, and experts on creamery
matters will be here to give the farm
ers first-hand information on what the
Dalton creamery will mean . to them
in a financial way if they will co
Prof. Maclatt, dairy expert from the
State College of Agriculture; H. C.
Bates, live stock development agent
for the Southern Railway • company;
Roland Turner, general agricultural
agent for the Southern, and W. H.
Paine, of the Sharpless Cream Separa
tor company, will be here to address
the fanners and give them all the in
formation they want relative to a
creamery, Mr. Paine will demonstrate
the workings of the Sharpless separa
All of these gentlemen are experi
enced creamery men—men who have
seen what a creamery means in the ad
vancement of a community, and they
will be able to answer all questions the
farmers care to ask them.
The Dalton Creamery will be ready,
to start work within a few weeks, and
the promoters have the promised co
operation of scores of farmers. They
can handle all the butter-fat that can
be- supplied them from this section,
and it is probable milk .depots will be
established in the adjoining counties.
All farmers of this section are urged
to attend the meeting Tuesday and
find out just’What the creamery is go
ing to do here. It will be time well
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