ESTABLISHED 1847—SEVENTY-FOUR YEARS OLD.
DALTON, GA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1921.
VOL.LXXVI. No. 10. $1.00 PER ANNUM.
Annual Meeting Held Monday
Afternoon at The Bank
WILSON WILL SELECT
- ALL OTHER OFFICERS
Financial Report Shows Slight Bal
ance in Bank—Plans Will Soon
Be started for Having Great Fair
Here Next October
B. O. Wilson was unanimously re
elected president of the Whitfield coun
ty fair association at the annual meet
ing held last Monday afternoon at The
Bank of Dalton. To Mr. Wilson was
delegated authority to select the other
officers with whom he will work to
make the fair of 1922 a success.
The meeting brought the financial
report of the fair of 1921, and in spite
of the difficulties encountered, Secre
tary McLellan managed to show a bal
ance of $2.24 in the bank.
The financial report was one of gen
uine interest. It showed the follow
ing amounts paid out:
Premiums, $596.55; scholarships,
$403.34; helpers and other expenses
during the week of the fair, $138.50;
improvements, including new roof for
building, new fence, etc., $450.56; ad
vertising, $100.04; fireworks, $345.83;
amount paid shows, $175.50.
The total deposits showed $1,643.90,
of which the gate receipts amounted
to approximately $1,285. The secre
tary stated that there were a few
checks out which would leave a small
deficit for the year, but it would be
a small one, and to offset this, was
shown the improvements amounting to
$450.56 made at the fair grounds.
The report was received and ordered
spread upon the minutes.
Mr. Wilson will announce his corps
of officers within a short time, after
which the first plans for the 1922 fair
will be made.
In view of the many discourage
ments that arose prior to and during
the fair this year, the showing is con
sidered an excellent one, and all of the
stockholders present were enthusiastic
over the holding of another big fair in
Business Men Will
Elect New Officers
at Meeting Tonight
Local Organization Has Meant Much
for Dalton During Present Year
—Bowen Has Served Well
Members of the Dalton Merchants’
and Business Men’s association will
meet Thursday night of this week for
the purpose of electing officers for
1922. In view of the importance of
the meeting, the attendance of all the
members is earnestly desired.
Sinjce perfecting organization, this
crowd of wide-awake Dalton men has
undertaken much work for the good
of the City,” and fine results have come.
This organization first indorsed and
proposed the high school bond issue,
the election for which has been called
for January 6.
W. C. Bowen, of the firm of Bowen
Bros., has been the association’s ca
pable leader since its organization.
Mr. Bowen has taken a genuine inter
est in his work and has successfully
steered the organization through the
first stages of its work, until now it
numbers in its membership, a big ma
jority of the business men of Dalton.
At the meeting Thursday night of
this week, refreshments will be served
at the completion of the business.
The meeting will be held at The
Bank of Dalton, where the-organiza
tion has a private room, and the pres
ence of every member is . earnestly de
sired. As soon as the .officers have
been elected, the association’s program
for 1922 will be mapped out.
SCHOOLS CLOSE NEXT
WEEK FOR HOLIDAYS
High School Girls to Have Tag Day
Superintendent J. H. Watson, of the
Dalton public schools, announces that
the schools will dismiss for the
Christmas holidays on Thursday, Dec.
22, at noon. Work will be resumed
on Monday, January 2, 1922.
The girls of the Dalton High- school
will have a tag day next Saturday,
when the people will be asked to sub
scribe to the fund for athletics. The
school board makes no appropriation
for athletics, and it is necessary to
raise the money in other ways for
basketballs, baseballs, etc. In-view of
this, the people are asked to make a
donation to the fund to defray ex
penses of athletics in the high school.
The. girls will have tags and will sell
them to those who want to help in
this good work.
Mother of Citizen’s
Editor Is Called by
Death in Texas Home
T. S. Shope’s Many Local Friends
Extend Sympathy—Mrs. Shope
Was Former Georgian
The many friends of Mr. T. S.
Shope, editor of The Citizen, are sym
pathizing deeply with him in his be
reavement in the loss of his mother,
Mrs. E. B. Shope, whose death occur
red last Wednesday at her home at
Oglesby, Tex., following a brief ill
ness. Mrs. Shope was suddenly strick
en the preceding Sunday, but apparent
ly grew better; but the illness was
more than her advanced age could
withstand, and her heart failed. She
was 71 yedrs of age.
Mrs. Shope was born in Habersham
county, Ga., August 28, 1850. She was
married to Rev. E. B. Shope, a prom
inent- Baptist minister. For many
years they resided in and near Elli-
jay, Gilmer county, where Rev. Mr.
Shope served the First Baptist church
as pastor for more than a score of
years. Tjhere |all: of their children
were born: T. S. Shope, of this city;
Z. F., S. F. and J. R. Shope, of Ogles
by, Tex., and Mrs. Dora Hoover, of
Killeen, Tex. Two of the children
are dead, Mrs. Cora Johnson and
Thurston Ilomer Shope, the latter of
whom died in infancy. In addition
to her children and husband, she is
survived by several grandchildren.
The family left Ellijay a number
of years ago, moving first to Murray
county, then West and locating in
Mrs. Shope was an earnest, Chris
tian woman, having been, for a half
century, a member of the Baptist
FLOYD MARNEY SHOT
ACCIDENTALLY IN FOOT
Two Toes Amputated Following Ac
cident Last Week
Floyd Marney, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Marney, accidentally v shot him
self in the foot with a shotgun Thurs
day of last week.
He was given attention immediately
afterward, and it was necessary to
amputate two of the toes. He is rap
Value of Cattle on
Farm Is Stressed by
Experts at Meeting
Representative Farmers are Told
What Creamery and Cheese Fac
tory Will Mean to This Section
DALTON CIVITANS LAUNCH
CIVITAN CLUB AT CALHOUN
AT ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING
About a score of members of the
Dalton Civitan club went to Calhoun
Monday night and while there perfect
ed the organization of a Civitan club
for that progressive city. The Dalton
Civitans met the Calhoun crowd at
the Booker hotel for an excellent ban
quet, after which, with Mr. Gus Hall
acting as toastmaster, the meeting was
pulled off in great shape.
With the Dalton Civitans were Capt.
T. C. Thompson, of the Chattanooga
Civitan club, and International Repre
sentative - Brown, of the Greenville,
Talks were made by the Calhoun rep
resentatives, members from the Dalton
chapter, Capt Thompson and Mr.
Brown, and the following signed ap
plication blanks: W. O. Lewis, C. E.
David, J. H. Starr, J. A. Strain, C. L.
Moss, R. B. Bolding, O. B. Cooper, F.
T. Bergstrom, J. H. Paschall, F. L.
McLain, B. W. Blackman, Z. V. Johns
ton, L. Y. Pitts, Ralph Meek, J. H. Bos
ton, J. M. Byrd, A. B. David and T. W.
Skelly. These guaranteed the other
two men necessary to get the charter,
and the dub will start with a char
ter membership of at least 25. It is
probable the charter will be delivered
to the Calhoun dub by the Dalton dub
Friday of next week.
The tentative organization when the
meeting was called- to order was form
ed with Mr. Gus Hall, chairman, and
Mr. F. T. Bergstrom, secretary. The
permanent organiaztion will be form
ed when the charter is delivered.
The Dalton crowd making the trip
to Calhoun consisted of J. G: McLellan,
Paul B. Fite, Lamar Westcott, J. H.
Watson, J. T. Duncan, Frank Manly,
Paul Bumbarger, M! Q. Foster, Tom
Hopper, T. B. Wright, J. J. Copeland,
Frank Pruden, F. K. Sims, B. A. Tyler #
H. L. Smith, H. J. Smith, W. M. Den
ton and Tom McCamy.
The Dalton Civitan club will hold its
regular meeting Friday at The Bank
of Dalton, and the women will again
serve the luncheon. The committee
in charge of he luncheon will be from
the Methodist church. A large attend
ance is desired for business of impor
tance will come up. The dub’s repre
sentatives to Atlanta to report on the
state organization will be present to
tell the club what was done. In addi
tion, a committee from the Calhoun
club will be here as guests of the Dal
ton dub. All members are requested
to be present.
H. J. Smith wants the dub not to
forget The hotd. He will report the
fund within about $15,000 of comple
tion—probably less than that by Fri
Upward of 50 farmers, interested in
the community cheese factory that is
being operated north of Dalton, and
in the plant of the Dalton Creamery
company that will soon be ready for
service, gathered Tuesday at the court
house here to get information from
experts sent here by the State College
of Agriculture and the Southern Rail
Prof. Milton O. Jamagin, professor
of animal husbandry of the state col
lege; Prof. L. H. Marlatt, dairy ex
pert of the state college; Mr. Roland
Turner, general agricultural agent,
and Mr. H. C. Bates, live stock devel
opment agent for the Southern Rail
way, were the speakers from out of
The keynotg of all the speeches was
the great value of cattle on the farm,
The speakers urged the farmers pres
ent to- try the matter out in a small
way at first, by keeping only a few
cattle. In this way, they said, they
would find out just how profitable it
would be to them, and then they could
enlarge their herds.
The farmers will find, the speakers
stated, that the keeping of cattle on
their farms, with the selling of milk
and butter fat to the creamery and
the cheese factory, will be the most
profitable work they have ever under
taken, bringing them in revenue every
month during the year, with little ex
pense and trouble.
So great was the interest shown by
the farmers in the morning meeting,
that it was decided to continue the
meeting into the afternoon, a good
crowd attending the afternoon session.
Empty Stocking Fund Growing
Slowly, But It Is Getting
LESS THAN HUNDRED
DOLLARS TO PRESENT
All Donations Must Be in Within a
Week, So Committee Can Plan
tion Being Planned
♦ The List to "Date. ♦
♦ Previously acknowledged $20 ♦
♦ G. M. Cannon, Jr. 15 ♦
♦ Mrs. Z. T. Terrell 1 ♦
♦ Ernest Stroup — 5 ♦
♦ Miss Blanche Gardner 5 ♦
♦ Mrs. G. W. Hamilton, Sr. 10 ♦
♦ Misses Jennie and Bessie ♦
♦ Hamilton — 5 ♦
♦ Cash 1 ♦
♦ Mrs. Tom McCamy. "1 ♦
♦ M. H. Judd —1 5 ♦
♦ J. A;-Graves, Jacksonv’le, Fla. 2 ♦
♦ Cash 1 ♦
(fc Cash 2 ♦
♦ Mrs. Joseph Bogle 1 ♦
♦ Cash 1_ 2 ♦
♦ Paul Bumbarger 5 ♦
♦ Circle “A” Presbyterian Aux- ♦
♦ iliary 5 ♦
m Total $86 ♦
Dunegan. — The Eat-a-Bite-of-Pie
club will give a pie supper at the
Gordon Springs school house Satur
day, Dec. 17, for the benefit of the
club. Girls, bring pies, and, boys,
bring full pocketbooks for buying
The Empty Stocking Fund is mount
ing upward, but it is doing so slowly.
It must come in much faster than this
if the committee is to carry out the
work this year as it should be.
There are many families that should
share in the fund; but unless it comes
in faster, it is going to be impossible
to reach all deserving ones, and it may
be necessary to attend only to those
cases where the need is greatest.
With the funds so far raised, the
work this year will have to be greatly
curtailed; but the Empty Stocking
Fund committee doesn’t believe the
people are going to permit this. By
the time The Citizen is printed next
week, the committee believes the fund
is going to grow much larger—big
enough, in fact, to make the work this
year what it has been in the past:
successful from every angle.
Dalton is much more fortunate than
a vast majority of the cities. The peo
ple are in good circumstances compar
ed with those in other places, and it is
possible for thousands of people to con
tribute to the fund if they desire to do
so. Thousands of Dalton people could
give something and not miss it.
To date less than a score of those
thousands have contributed to the
fund; but the time for giving has not
closed. It is yht more than a week un
til Christmas, and many more will, it
is believed, make contributions to this
great work of making little children
happy and sending Christmas cheer
into the homes of the poor.
The committee wants these dona
tions right away so the work can be
decided on. The more money received,
the ' more thorough and satisfactory
will be the committee’s work.
An earnest appeal is made now for
contributions. No solicitors will be
sent out, and all that is received must
be sent in. Either mail your check
or hand it to Dr. F. K. Sims, chair
man of the committee, or to The Dal
ton Citizen and—
“Do it now.”
Community Christmas Tree.
First steps toward a community
celebration on .Christmas day were
taken at a meeting of the civics com
mittee of the Dalton Woman’s dub
Saturday afternoon, when Mrs. F. K.
Sims, chairman of music, was appoint
ed to arrange for a simple musical pro
gram with short talks by ministers of
the several churches, to be given im
mediately after the distribution of
gifts by the Empty Stocking Fund on
Christmas afternoon. The service will
be held at the Dalton Woman’s dub
park, on King street, where an ever
green tree is being planted which will
be a perpetual Christmas tree. The
tree is, like the dub, very new indeed,
and not so large as it will be in-time.
But the electric star that will shine
above it will be still the star of hope
for a tired world. And the music
and stories will make plain to the chil
dren and their parents, too, that peace
and good will do reign on earth and in
the hearts of men, though we forget
All societies and dubs are cordially
urged to join in the mutual cdebra-
tion of Christmas day and to lend their
of Vital Statistics
State Board Tells People of Law and
Gives Names of Those Who Keep
Records in This 'County
Relative to the importance of keep
ing a vital statistics record, the State
Board of Health asks The Citizen to
print the following:
You are well acquainted with the
Smith case which was in litigation
many years, during which time the
question of parentage was fought
back and forth in the courts. In addi
tion to this many other cases could be
settled quickly if an offidal record, of
the birth had been made at the time
of the birth.
It is believed that the scholastic
census carries names of those who are
not within the school age, to the detri
ment of those who are justly entitled
to participate in the division of the
school funds. The child’s labor law
cannot be justly enforced without com
plete birth registration in the hands of
the state, for the parent who would
overwork an underaged child will,
when questioned, misrepresent the
child’s age, and the same may be said
of the compulsory school attendance
act. The U. S. War Veterans’ Bureau
requires a certified copy of a birth rec
ord in the establishment of a soldier’s
claim for increased compensation in
such cases. Life insurance companies
are calling for an official record of
each death in the settlement of insur
In addition to the legal value of a
birth or death record, such records are
the only solid foundation upon which
public health work may be based, for
you are not receiving full value for
what you pay your public health work
er unless the death rate in your com
munity from communicable diseases is
lowered. And how can you tell that it
is lowered unless you keep a complete
and properly tabulated death record?
The birth and death record in Geor
gia is not complete. The great trouble
is many people do not know that here
is a valid state statute requiring the
registration of every birth and eyery
death in the district where it occurs
and that the local registrar shaRkgep
a true copy of all records^-Many who
know of this lawydo not know who
the local registrars are. In Whitfield
county they are as follows: J. L.
Henton, Tilton; A. L. Meers, Yamells
Station; E. F./Jarrett, Dalton, Rt. 3;
W. C. Pangle, Tunnel HOI; W. M. Car-
roll, Dalton; G. W. Head, Jr., Tunnel
HiU; E. W. Babb, Rocky Face; W. S.
Johnson, Cohutta; T. S. Wilson, Cohut-
ta, Rt. 1; J. H. Bowman, *Resaea; A.
D. Strickland, Dalton, Rt. 6.
The State Board of Health has ask
ed the Federal Census Bureau to make
an investigation of the death records
of Georgia to ascertain the complete
ness of death registration and as you
have shown an interest in the welfare
of your community, the Board is ask
ing you to assist the local registrars
in every way possible in their efforts
to secure complete records of every
birth and death.
DALTON PEOPLE WILL
HAVE PART IN WORK
Community Council of Farm Bureau
to Be Formed
Scores of Dalton business and pro
fessional men are being approached
with a view toward organizing a Dal
ton community council of the Farm
Bureau, and it is probable that such
an organization will be perfected with
in a short time.
The imperative need of keeping s
farm agent on the job, to keep in
touch with the State College of Agri
culture and to get his services when
needed is appreciated by the people
of Dalton, and they are ready to as
sist by making regular contributions
to the fund to keep an agent in the
county. This has been seen, for of
those so far approached, practically
all have agreed to help with the fund,
since the board of county commission
ers has cut off the appropriation from
the county to carry on the work.
The matter is nearing the point
where a decision of some kind must be
made about the farm agent.
HIE IS PHE OB
HI IS CilEII MM
Staten, Shope, King and Percy
Elected Councilmen for
the Next Year
McAFEE NAMED MAYOR
Staten Led Ticket in City Election—
Record Vote Polled but Elec
tion Passed Quietly—Women
Voted in Large Numbers
J. G. McAfee was elected mayor
without opposition; John W. Ray was
re-elected recorder by a plurality of
249; A. E. White was elected police
chief by a plurality of 204; Ben Staten
defeated John Puryear in the first
ward councilmanic race by a majority
of 355; John A. Shope was elected over
J. N. Caylor in the second ward by a
majority of 135; Carter I.. King de
feated W. T. Kenner in the third ward
by a majority of 217, and F. D. Percy
was elected in the fourth ward by a
plurality of 150 over N. N. Robertson
and Dave Stewart—this was the result
of the city election held Wednesday.
Ray and White, successful candi
dates for recorder and chief, respect
ively, carried all of the four wards, as
did Staten and Percy for councilmen.
“Big Ben” won the distinction of lead
ing the ticket, with a total vote of 902.
Shope carried the first. and second
wards, while Caylor carried the third
and fourth. King carried the first,
second and fourth, Kenner carrying his
home ward, the third.
J. A. Longley ran second in the race
for recorder, while Rembert Kettles
was second in the race for police chief.
The election passed quietly, the total
polled being 1,463, the biggest on rec
ord for a municipal Section hers. The
women voted in numbers. The regis
tration books showed 2,068 qualified
to vote, but only abont two-thirds of
this nnmber took part in the election.
Appended is the vote by wards:
J. G. McAfee
For Recorder -
J. M. Cash -1—
James W. Curtis
W. A. (Olie) Leslie —
J. A. Longley
John W. Ray —
For City Marshal
Jap N. Leonard
A. E. White
For Alderman First Ward
John D. Puryear
For Alderman Second Ward
John N. Caylor
John A. Shope
For Alderman Third Ward
Walter T. Kenner
Carter L. King
For Alderman Fourth Ward
F. D. Percy
N. N. Robertson
SECRET ORDERS IN MIDST
OF ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF
OFFICERS FOR NEW YEAR
♦ OVER 6,000 BALES ♦
♦ GINNED IN COUNTY ♦
♦ There were 6,116 bales of cot- ♦
♦ ton ginned in Whifield county, ♦
♦ from the crop of 1921 prior to ♦
♦ December 1, 1921, as compared ♦
♦ with 4,411 bales ginned to De- ♦
♦ cember 1, 1920. ♦
encouragement by their presence at
four-thirty, immediately after the
empty Stocking Fund Christmas tree,
and especially all children are Invited
to be present for Christmas is, first
of all. " ' ■’"’ren.
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Secret orders represented here are
in the midst of the December elections,
and before the close of the year, all
will have elected new officers.
Last Thursday night Dalton Council
No. 30, Junior Order of United Amer
ican Mechanics,. held the semi-annual
elections, making John Sims councilor.
Other officers chosen are as follows:
M. A. Keister, vice councilor; R. H.
Sapp, recording secretary; A. E. Gregg,
assistant recording secretary; M. B.
Huffaker, financial secretary; T. D.
Ridley, treasurer; John H. Wills, con
ductor; Jake Lofty, warden; W. A.
Renfro, chaplain; George W. Crump,
inside sentinel; George McCune, out
side sentinel; James T. Wills, trustee.
The Dalton Woodmen of the World
have elected the following officers:
R. M. Hill, consul commander; H.
R. Davis, past consul commander; J.
F. Coogler, advisor-lieutenant; R. N.
Hill, hanker; C. P. Hannah, clerk; E.
E. Hill, escort; T. C. Hogan, watch
man ; J. R. Poteet, sentry; H. L. Sams,
physician; James T. Wills, H. R. Davis
and W. A. Johnson, managers. *
Western Chapter No. 80, Royal Arch
Masons, will elect their officers next
Monday night. Dalton Lodge No. 105,
Free and Accepted Masons will elect
Monday night, Dec. 26, and Dalton
Council, Royal and Select Masters, will
elect on Friday night, Dec. 30.
The Patriotic Order, Sons of Amer
ica, will hold their elections on Wed
nesday, Dec. 28.
On next Tuesday night, Dec. 20, the
Maccabees will hold their elections,
the elections to be followed by an
oyster supper. The Maccabees are
making big plans for this meeting, and
want all members to be present,
Odd Fellows Home Coming.
The Odd Fellows "home coming”
celebration held last Friday evening
attraeed a crowd of abont 250, the
event being one of decided Interest
and pleasure. Hon. J. A. Perry, state
railroad commissioner and deputy
grand master of Georgia Odd Fellows,
made an interesting address, and Hon.
T. D. Ridley spoke in behalf of the
In addition to the tn7Vw i there was
an enjoyable musical program and de
The Dalton Shrine dub on Thursday
evening held what the Nobles unani
mously insist was the "greatest time”
they have enjoyed since the club was
first organized here.
They had their ladies along; and a
brilliant banquet was enjoyed, with
plenty of fun on the side. There was
red fire and and pep from the time
the Shriners and their ladles gathered
until the happy evening was brought
to a close.
Eastern Stars Elect.
Tuesday evening, the Eastern Stars
elected the following officers:
Mrs. J. L. Newman, worthy matron;
J. W. Hutchison, worthy patron;
Mrs. J. W. Hutchison, secretary; T.
D. Ridley, treasurer; Mrs. Bessie
Smith, conductress; Miss Myrtle New
man, associate conductress; Mrs. C.
F. Springer, Adah; Mrs. J. H. Whit
son, Ruth; Mrs. Charles Wood, Esther;
Mrs. W. A. Black, Martha; Mrs. J. H.
D. Lankford, Electa; Mrs. Onle Neal,
warder; Mrs. C. F. Springer, marshal;
Miss Laura Harris, organist; Mrs.
W. M. Sapp, chaplain.